Betty Grable

Betty Grable
1916 - 1973
Betty Grable  American Actress

Betty Grable dating history


Betty Grable was previously married to Harry James (1943 - 1965) and Jackie Coogan (1937 - 1939).

Betty Grable was in relationships with John F. Kennedy (1943), George Raft (1942), Victor Mature (1941), Robert Stack (1940 - 1941), Mickey Rooney (1940), Artie Shaw (1939), George Stevens (1935), Oleg Cassini, Alexis Thompson and Peter Lawford.

Betty Grable had encounters with Tyrone Power (1941), Don 'Red' Barry (1940), Desi Arnaz (1940), Buster Crabbe (1937) and Henry Willson.

Betty Grable is rumoured to have hooked up with Rory Calhoun (1953) and Dick Haymes (1947).


American Actress Betty Grable was born Elizabeth Ruth Grable on 18th December, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA and passed away on 2nd Jul 1973 Santa Monica, California, USA aged 56. She is most remembered for The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Betty Grable was in 12 on-screen matchups, including Buster Crabbe in Thrill of a Lifetime (1937), Dale Robertson in The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953), Dan Dailey in My Blue Heaven (1950), Don Ameche in Down Argentine Way (1940) and Gower Champion in Three for the Show (1955).

Betty Grable is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American women singers and California Republicans.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 22 years 12 years, 2 months -
Dating10 2 months, 2 days 15 days -
Encounter5 4 months, 2 days 24 days -
Rumoured2 1 month, 1 day 15 days -
Total19 22 years 1 year, 4 months 1 month, 1 day


First Name Betty
Middle Name Ruth
Last Name Grable
Full Name at Birth Elizabeth Ruth Grable
Alternative Name Frances Dean
Birthday 18th December, 1916
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died 2nd July, 1973
Place of Death Santa Monica, California, USA
Cause of Death Lung Cancer
Buried Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California, U.S.
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Weight 110lbs (50 kg)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Distinctive Feature Legs (known As Million Dollar Legs)
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress, dancer, singer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs
Music Genre Stage & Screen
Year(s) Active 1929–1973, 1929–73
Music Style Stage & Screen, Vocal, Soundtracks, Film Music, Traditional Pop
Instrument Vocals
Brand Endorsement Lustre-Creme Shampoo (Magazine Advertisement) [1953]
Bust (inches) 34
Cup Size C
Waist (inches) 24
Hips (inches) 35
Clothes Size 4
Shoe Size 4c
Official Websites
Father John Conn Grable
Mother Lillian Rose Hoffmann
Sister Marjorie Grable-Arnold
Family Member Jessica (daughter), Victoria (daughter)
Friend Betty Furness, Lucille Ball, Dan Dailey, Carol Burrnett, Marilyn Monroe, Matthew Yuricich, Donald O'Connor, Jack Cole, Edie Wasserman, Manny Sachs, Lew Wasserman, Cesar Romero, Alfred Vanderbilt Jr, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Booth, Mitzi Gaynor, Johnnie Ray, Jeanne Crain, Billy Daniel, Lana Turner, Linda Darnell, Mickey Rooney, Jackie Cooper
Pets Whitney (Cat, ca.1934)
Favorite Places Hollywood, St. Louis
Favorite Foods Salads, Italian
Favorite Colors Red, Pink, Turqouise

Elizabeth Ruth Grable (December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973) was an American actress, pin-up girl, dancer, model, and singer.

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Betty Grable56 SagittariusActress
Rory Calhoun76 LeoActor
Dick Haymes61 VirgoActor
John F. Kennedy46 GeminiHead of State
Harry James77 PiscesTrumpeter
George Raft85 LibraActor
Victor Mature86 AquariusActor
Tyrone Power44 TaurusActor
Robert Stack84 CapricornActor
Desi Arnaz69 PiscesActor
Don 'Red' Barry68 CapricornActor
Mickey Rooney93 VirgoActor
Artie Shaw94 GeminiClarinetist
Jackie Coogan69 ScorpioActor
Buster Crabbe75 AquariusActor
George Stevens70 SagittariusCinematographer
Henry Willson67 LeoBusiness
Alexis Thompson40 TaurusSocialite
Peter Lawford61 VirgoActor
Oleg Cassini92 AriesFashion Designer
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Victoria ElizabethFemale3rd March, 194480 years oldHarry James
JessicaFemale20th May, 194776 years oldHarry James


How to Be Very, Very Popular1955Stormy TornadoMovie
Three for the Show1955Julie LowndesMovie
Ford Star Jubilee1955Lily GarlandTV Show
Star Stage1955Cleopatra CollinsTV Show
Shower of Stars1954Betty GrableTV Show
How to Marry a Millionaire1953Loco DempseyMovie
The Farmer Takes a Wife1953Molly LarkinsMovie
Call Me Mister1951Kay HudsonMovie
Meet Me After the Show1951Delilah LeeMovie
My Blue Heaven1950Kitty MoranMovie
Wabash Avenue1950Ruby SummersMovie
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend1949Winifred (Freddie) JonesMovie
That Lady in Ermine1948Francesca / AngelinaMovie
When My Baby Smiles at Me1948Bonny KaneMovie
Mother Wore Tights1947Myrtle McKinleyMovie
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim1947Cynthia PilgrimMovie
Do You Love Me1946Barry's Fan in Taxi (uncredited)Movie
Diamond Horseshoe1945Bonnie CollinsMovie
The Dolly Sisters1945Yansci 'Jenny' DollyMovie
Four Jills in a Jeep1944Betty GrableMovie
Pin Up Girl1944Lorry Jones aka Laura LorraineMovie
Coney Island1943Kate FarleyMovie
Sweet Rosie O'Grady1943Madeleine 'Madge' Marlowe / Rosie O'GradyMovie
Footlight Serenade1942Pat LambertMovie
Song of the Islands1942Eileen O'BrienMovie
Springtime in the Rockies1942Vicky LaneMovie
A Yank in the R.A.F.1941Carol BrownMovie
I Wake Up Screaming1941Jill LynnMovie
Moon Over Miami1941Kay LatimerMovie
Down Argentine Way1940Glenda CrawfordMovie
Tin Pan Alley1940Lily BlaneMovie
Man About Town1939Susan HayesMovie
Million Dollar Legs1939Carol ParkerMovie
The Day the Bookies Wept1939Ina FirpoMovie
College Swing1938BettyMovie
Give Me a Sailor1938Nancy LarkinMovie
Campus Confessions1938Joyce GilmoreMovie
This Way Please1937Jane MorrowMovie
Thrill of a Lifetime1937GwenMovie
Follow the Fleet1936Singer in TrioMovie
Pigskin Parade1936Laura WatsonMovie
Don't Turn 'em Loose1936Mildred WebsterMovie
Old Man Rhythm1935SylviaMovie
The Nitwits1935Mary RobertsMovie
Drawing Rumors1935Short Film
A Night at the Biltmore Bowl1935VocalistShort Film
A Quiet Fourth1935Short Film
The Spirit of 19761935Short Film
This Band Age1935Betty - Band SingerShort Film
The Gay Divorcee1934Dance Specialty - Knock KneesMovie
Student Tour1934Cayenne (uncredited)Movie
Business Is a Pleasure1934Short Film
By Your Leave1934FrancesMovie
Love Detectives1934AliceShort Film
Susie's Affairs1934Susie LeeShort Film
School for Romance1934StudentShort Film
Elmer Steps Out1934Short Film
Ferry-Go-Round1934BettyShort Film
Cavalcade1933Blonde Girl on Couch (uncredited)Movie
The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi1933Band Singer with Ted Fio RitoMovie
Child of Manhattan1933LucyMovie
Melody Cruise1933First Stewardess (uncredited)Movie
Air Tonic1933Betty Grable - Band SingerShort Film
What Price Innocence?1933Beverly BennettMovie
The Age of Consent1932Student at Dormitory (uncredited)Movie
The Greeks Had a Word for Them1932Hat Check Girl (uncredited)Movie
The Kid from Spain1932Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)Movie
Over the Counter1932Customer Who Wants to Buy a Baby (uncredited)Short Film
Hold 'Em Jail1932Barbara JonesMovie
Probation1932Ruth JerrittMovie
The Flirty Sleepwalker1932Blonde Girl (as Frances Dean)Short Film
Hollywood Luck1932Short Film
Lady! Please!1932Undetermined Minor Role (as Frances Dean, unconfirmed)Short Film
Kiki1931Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)Movie
Palmy Days1931Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)Movie
Ex-Sweeties1931Undetermined Minor Role (as Frances Dean)Short Film
Crashing Hollywood1931Short Film
Once a Hero1931Short Film
Whoopee!1930Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)Movie
Let's Go Places1930Chorine (uncredited)Movie
New Movietone Follies of 19301930Chorine (uncredited)Movie
Happy Days1929Chorus WomanMovie
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bettyfanukbettyfanukMay 29, 2019

According to Spero Pastos' book on Betty Grable, and he got this info direct from Bettys own daughter, who said that after Bettys' marriage to Harry James ended, Betty Grable would pick up lots of guys, often much younger ordinary guys, not celebs, and just go with them casually, Betty would bring these guys home, then after a very quick introduction she would disappear up into the bedroom with them. As these were not 'relationships' as such so I don't know if they would count on here. Later on towards the end of her life Betty found stability and happiness again with Bob Remick who seems to have been a very positive force for good in Bettys' life.

GenoGotGenoGotMay 13, 2019

You left out my grandfather Robert Gottschall. Known in Hollywood as Robert Shaw (, he was an actor with Twentieth Century Fox in the late 30s and 40s and dated Betty Gable, Sonja Henie, Linda Darnell, and Judy Garland. His most notable role was starring in the Robin Hood-esque serial Son of the Guardsman. We have pictures of the two together and a letter she wrote to him many years after they were both out of the limelight. You can find his IMDB entry here:

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MoonlightBaeMoonlightBaeMay 9, 2016

Can you stop changing the pictures please

MoonlightBaeMoonlightBaeMay 4, 2016

She's so stunning.

di7234241109Aug 30, 2010

one of the most beautiful women ever

bexs265Feb 5, 2010

love her and doris i want to pick her up and put her in my pocket! so adorable and comes across really lovely...but as for my fave dancer singers that has to be eleanor powell/rita hayworth/ wow i forgotton her name erm she taps dances and was in on the town with sinatra!!!!

ziegfeldgirl1941ziegfeldgirl1941Feb 25, 2009

Scarlett Johanson apparently wants to play that is a big no

LEEFeb 23, 2009


buntingJan 17, 2009

Betty was good, but Alice Faye was Better !!!

xenophile113xenophile113Dec 4, 2008

it is written somewhere on the web that betty grable was first signed as a goldwyn girl for mgm studio`s and even dated samuel goldwyn.but his photo isn`t here.anyway i am big fan of her`s.

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