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Betty Grable

Betty Grable
in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Personal information
Birth nameElizabeth Ruth Grable
Birth dateDecember 18, 1916
Place of birthSt. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Date of deathJuly 2, 1973(age 56)
Death placeSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Cause of deathLung cancer
Other namesFrances Dean
OccupationActress, dancer, singer
Years active1929 56
Spouse-Jackie Coogan-1937-1939 (divorced)
-Harry James-1943-1965 (divorced) 2 children
PartnerBob Remick

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Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable (December 18, 1916 July 2, 1973) was an American actress, dancer and singer.

Her iconic bathing suit photo made her the number-one pin-up girl of the World War II era. It was later included in the LIFE magazine project "100 Photos that Changed the World". Grable was particularly noted for having the most beautiful legs in Hollywood and studio publicity widely dispersed photos featuring them. Hosiery specialists of the era often noted the ideal proportions of her legs as: thigh (18.5") calf (12"), and ankle (7.5").

Grable's legs were famously insured by her studio for $1,000,000 with Lloyds of London.

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