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Betty Grable

Betty Grable
Photo: NBC Television / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

December 18, 1916


July 2, 1973


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 4 in | 162.5 cm

Body Measurements

36-23-35 in | 91.5-58-89 cm


54.5 kg | 120 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

5 US | 35.5 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Elizabeth Ruth Grable was born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, on December 18, 1916, was an American actress.

Young Betty Grable began her professional acting career at the age of 12 (1929).

She made her big screen debut in pre-Code musical film Happy Days (1929) in uncredited role as Chorus Girl.

She landed her first credited role as Ruth Jarrett in Pre-Code movie Probation (1932).

Betty's breakthrough performance came as Alice Barton in Broadway musical "Du Barry Was a Lady" (1939).

Betty Grable Height and Weight

How tall was Betty Grable and what was her weight? Betty Grable's height was 5' 4" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 162.5 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight was 120 іn pоunds or 54.5 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Betty Grable Body Measurements

Betty Grable body measurements was bust-waist-hip 36-23-35 in inches or 91.5-58-89 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 34B with cup size B.

Best Movies

She was nominated for the Golden Laurel for Top Female Musical Performance for her role as Ruby Summers in musical movie Wabash Avenue (1950).

She was nominated for the Golden Laurel for Top Female Comedy Performance for her role as Loco Dempsey in romantic comedy film How to Marry a Millionaire (1953).

She won the Photoplay Award for Best Performances of the Month (December) for her role as Carol Brown in war film A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941).

She won the Photoplay Award for Best Performances of the Month (April) for her role as Kay Hudson in musical film Call Me Mister (1951).

Follow the Fleet (1936) musical comedy opposite Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

I Wake Up Screaming (1941) noir crime with Victor Mature and Carole Landis

Down Argentine Way (1940) musical opposite Don Ameche and Charlotte Greenwood

Coney Island (1943) musical comedy with George Montgomery and Cesar Romero

Mother Wore Tights (1947) musical opposite Mona Freeman and Dan Dailey

That Lady in Ermine (1948) musical opposite Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Cesar Romero

Pin Up Girl (1944) musical romantic comedy with John Harvey and Martha Raye

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949) romantic comedy Western opposite Preston Sturges and Olga San Juan

How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955) comedy with Sheree North and Robert Cummings

Three for the Show (1955) musical comedy opposite Jack Lemmon and Gower Champion

My Blue Heaven (1950) drama musical with Dan Dailey and Mitzi Gaynor

Best TV Shows

She played Cleopatra Collins in television anthology series Star Stage (1956).


Studied at the Hollywood Professional School and the Ernest Blecher Academy of Dance.

She was youngest of three children.

Had Dutch, English, German and Irish ancestry.

She became one of the original Goldwyn Girls in 1930.

She signed a contract with RKO Radio Pictures in 1932.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 6525 Hollywood Boulevard, in 1960.

She also sang with the Ted Fio Rito Orchestra.

She was one of the most popular early pin-up girls, her photo from 1943 was the most popular pin up photo for American GIs during WWII.

Her legs were insured by her studio for $1 million.

She starred in 42 movies throughout her career.

Betty died on July 2, 1973, Santa Monica, California, United States, at the age of 56.


She was married to:

Jackie Coogan (1937-1939)

Harry James (1943-1965), they had two daughters: Victoria Elizabeth "Vicki" Bivens and Jessica Yahner


She dated John F. Kennedy (1943), George Raft (1942), Victor Mature (1941), Robert Stack (1940-1941), Mickey Rooney (1940), Artie Shaw (1939) and George Stevens (1935).

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