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The 1940s was Grable’s decade: her legs became the dream and ardent desire of many a serviceman during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. Her pin-up [[https://goo.gl/images/ZqzrjD photo is still iconic]], showcasing the classic elements of a pin-up girl.

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The 1940s was Grable’s decade: her legs became the dream and ardent desire of many a serviceman during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Her pin-up [[https://goo.gl/images/ZqzrjD photo is still iconic]], showcasing the classic elements of a pin-up girl. \n She once said, "There are two reasons why I'm in show business, and I am standing on two of them." She even had her legs insured for one million dollars in 1943 (that's $14,587,218.93 in today's money). This is why she is called "The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs." Interestingly, she also appeared in a film titled "Million Dollar Legs", only the titular legs weren't hers.



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* ''Film/MoonOverMiami'' (1941)


Grable began her career at the tender age of three: her mother, Lillian, had Hollywood aspirations for her child, putting in her into ballet and dance classes. Able to deceive producers about her daughter’s age, Betty worked as a chorus girl at the age of 13, but was eventually found out and kicked out. Undaunted, however, her mother disguised her age again by dying Betty's hair platinum blonde. The iconic blonde hair stayed throughout Betty’s career, but her didn't go anywhere mother during the early 30s. She did sign with Creator/{{RKO}} and appeared in small roles in the Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers films, ''Film/TheGayDivorcee'' and ''Film/FollowTheFleet''.

After being dropped by Creator/{{Paramount}}, Grable felt the need to retire at 24 even after her appearance in the Broadway production of ''Du Barry was a Lady'' finally led to some acclaim. Darryl F. Zanuck liked Grable’s performance in the latter musical and was currently looking for a singing leading lady in the vain of Alice Faye. Grable signed with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, and as they say, a star was born.

In 1940, she starred in the Technicolor musical, ''Film/DownArgentineWay'', co-starring Creator/DonAmeche and Creator/CarmenMiranda. A box-office smash hit, this led to the public wanting more of the blonde girl with the million dollar legs. Her success and stardom were further cemented with ''Film/MoonOverMiami'', a rare dramatic role in ''Film/IWakeUpScreaming'', and other comedies and musicals from the late 40s.

The 1940s was Grable’s decade: her legs became the dream and ardent desire of many a serviceman during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. Her pin-up [[https://goo.gl/images/ZqzrjD photo is iconic]], showcasing the classic elements of a pin-up girl.

As the 50s rolled in, Grable's career began to fade as any actress who aged in Hollywood tends to. She did, however, star in ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'', holding her own alongside Creator/LaurenBacall and Creator/MarilynMonroe. By the mid 50s though, she began to work more on stage and television as her film career began to fade.

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Grable began her career at the tender age of three: her mother, Lillian, had Hollywood aspirations for her child, putting in her into ballet and dance classes. Able to deceive producers about her daughter’s age, Betty worked as a chorus girl at the age of 13, but was eventually found out and kicked out. Undaunted, however, her mother disguised her age again by dying Betty's hair platinum blonde. The This worked and the iconic blonde hair stayed throughout Betty’s career, but her career even if it didn't go anywhere mother bring immediate success during the her early 30s.films. She did sign with Creator/{{RKO}} and appeared in small roles in the Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers films, ''Film/TheGayDivorcee'' and ''Film/FollowTheFleet''.

After being dropped by Creator/{{Paramount}}, Grable felt the need to retire at 24 like retiring (at 24) even after her appearance in the Broadway production of ''Du Barry was a Lady'' finally led to garnered some acclaim. notice. Fortunately, Darryl F. Zanuck liked Grable’s performance in the latter musical and was currently looking for a singing leading lady in the vain of (since Alice Faye.Faye had fallen ill). Grable signed with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, and as they say, a star was born.

In 1940, she starred in the Technicolor musical, ''Film/DownArgentineWay'', co-starring Creator/DonAmeche and Creator/CarmenMiranda. A box-office smash hit, this led to the public wanting more of ravenous for the blonde girl with the million dollar legs. Her success and stardom were further cemented with ''Film/MoonOverMiami'', a rare dramatic role in ''Film/IWakeUpScreaming'', and other comedies and musicals from the late 40s.

The 1940s was Grable’s decade: her legs became the dream and ardent desire of many a serviceman during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. Her pin-up [[https://goo.gl/images/ZqzrjD photo is still iconic]], showcasing the classic elements of a pin-up girl.

As the 50s rolled in, Grable's career began to fade as any actress who aged in Hollywood tends to. she aged. She did, however, did star in ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'', holding her own alongside Creator/LaurenBacall and Creator/MarilynMonroe. By the mid 50s though, 50s, however, she began to work more on stage and television as her film career began to fade.
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Grable began her career at the tender age of three: her mother, Lillian, had Hollywood aspirations for her child, putting in her into ballet and dance classes. Able to deceive producers about her daughter’s age, Betty worked as a chorus girl at the age of 13. Eventually, she was found out and kicked out. Undaunted, her mother disguised her age again by dying her hair platinum blonde. The iconic blonde hair stayed throughout Betty’s career, but she did not gained the acclaim her mother wanted for her during the early 30s. She did, however, sign with Creator/{{RKO}} and appeared in small roles in the Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers films, ''Film/TheGayDivorcee'' and ''Film/FollowTheFleet''.

After being in film after film with no success and being dropped by Creator/{{Paramount}}, Grable felt the need to retire at age 24 even after her appearance in the Broadway production of ''Du Barry was a Lady'' finally led to some acclaim. Darryl F. Zanuck liked Grable’s performance in the latter musical and was looking for a singing leading lady in the vain of Alice Faye. Grable signed with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, and as they say, a star was born.

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Grable began her career at the tender age of three: her mother, Lillian, had Hollywood aspirations for her child, putting in her into ballet and dance classes. Able to deceive producers about her daughter’s age, Betty worked as a chorus girl at the age of 13. Eventually, she 13, but was eventually found out and kicked out. Undaunted, however, her mother disguised her age again by dying her Betty's hair platinum blonde. The iconic blonde hair stayed throughout Betty’s career, but she did not gained the acclaim her didn't go anywhere mother wanted for her during the early 30s. She did, however, did sign with Creator/{{RKO}} and appeared in small roles in the Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers films, ''Film/TheGayDivorcee'' and ''Film/FollowTheFleet''.

''Film/FollowTheFleet''.

After being in film after film with no success and being dropped by Creator/{{Paramount}}, Grable felt the need to retire at age 24 even after her appearance in the Broadway production of ''Du Barry was a Lady'' finally led to some acclaim. Darryl F. Zanuck liked Grable’s performance in the latter musical and was currently looking for a singing leading lady in the vain of Alice Faye. Grable signed with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, and as they say, a star was born.


Grable began her career at the tender age of three: her mother, Lillian, had Hollywood aspirations for her child, putting in her into ballet and dance classes. Able to deceive producers about her daughter’s age, Betty worked as a chorus girl at the age of 13. Eventually, she was found out and kicked out. Undaunted, her mother disguised her age again by dying her hair platinum blonde. The iconic blonde hair stayed throughout Betty’s career, but she did not gained the acclaim her mother wanted for her during the early 30s. She did, however, sign with Creator/{{RKO}} and appeared in a small, but better roles in the Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers films, ''Film/TheGayDivorcee'' and ''Film/FollowTheFleet''.

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Grable began her career at the tender age of three: her mother, Lillian, had Hollywood aspirations for her child, putting in her into ballet and dance classes. Able to deceive producers about her daughter’s age, Betty worked as a chorus girl at the age of 13. Eventually, she was found out and kicked out. Undaunted, her mother disguised her age again by dying her hair platinum blonde. The iconic blonde hair stayed throughout Betty’s career, but she did not gained the acclaim her mother wanted for her during the early 30s. She did, however, sign with Creator/{{RKO}} and appeared in a small, but better small roles in the Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers films, ''Film/TheGayDivorcee'' and ''Film/FollowTheFleet''.


Betty Grable (1916-1973) was a famous American actress during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. She could sing, she could dance, she could act, and enthral millions of American men with just her legs.

Betty Grable, born as Elizabeth Ruth Grable, began her career at the tender age of three: her mother, Lillian, had Hollywood aspirations for her child, putting in her into ballet and dance classes. Able to deceive producers about her daughter’s age, Betty worked as a chorus girl at the age of 13. Eventually, she was found out and kicked out. Undaunted, her mother disguised her age again by dying her hair platinum blonde. The iconic blonde hair stayed throughout Betty’s career, but she did not gained the acclaim her mother wanted for her during the early 30s. She did, however, sign with Creator/{{RKO}} and appeared in a small, but better roles in the Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers films, ''Film/TheGayDivorcee'' and ''Film/FollowTheFleet''.

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Betty Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable (1916-1973) (December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973) was a famous American actress during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. She could sing, she could dance, she could act, and enthral millions of American men with just her legs.

Betty Grable, born as Elizabeth Ruth Grable, Grable began her career at the tender age of three: her mother, Lillian, had Hollywood aspirations for her child, putting in her into ballet and dance classes. Able to deceive producers about her daughter’s age, Betty worked as a chorus girl at the age of 13. Eventually, she was found out and kicked out. Undaunted, her mother disguised her age again by dying her hair platinum blonde. The iconic blonde hair stayed throughout Betty’s career, but she did not gained the acclaim her mother wanted for her during the early 30s. She did, however, sign with Creator/{{RKO}} and appeared in a small, but better roles in the Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers films, ''Film/TheGayDivorcee'' and ''Film/FollowTheFleet''.



As the 50s rolled in, Grable's career began to fade as any actress who aged in Hollywood tends to. She did, however, star in
''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'', holding her own alongside Creator/LaurenBacall and Creator/MarilynMonroe. By the mid 50s though, she began to work more on stage and television as her film career began to fade.

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As the 50s rolled in, Grable's career began to fade as any actress who aged in Hollywood tends to. She did, however, star in
in ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'', holding her own alongside Creator/LaurenBacall and Creator/MarilynMonroe. By the mid 50s though, she began to work more on stage and television as her film career began to fade.


Betty Grable, born as Elizabeth Ruth Grable, began her career at the tender age of three: her mother, Lillian, had Hollywood aspirations for her child, putting in her into ballet and dance classes. Able to deceive producers about her daughter’s age, Betty worked as a chorus girl at the age of 13. Eventually, she was found out and kicked out. Undaunted, her mother disguised her age again by dying her hair platinum blonde. The iconic blonde hair stayed throughout Betty’s career, but she did not gained the acclaim her mother wanted for her during the early 30s. She did, however, sign with Creator/RKO and appeared in a small, but better roles in the Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers films, ''Film/TheGayDivorcee'' and ''Film/FollowTheFleet''.

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Betty Grable, born as Elizabeth Ruth Grable, began her career at the tender age of three: her mother, Lillian, had Hollywood aspirations for her child, putting in her into ballet and dance classes. Able to deceive producers about her daughter’s age, Betty worked as a chorus girl at the age of 13. Eventually, she was found out and kicked out. Undaunted, her mother disguised her age again by dying her hair platinum blonde. The iconic blonde hair stayed throughout Betty’s career, but she did not gained the acclaim her mother wanted for her during the early 30s. She did, however, sign with Creator/RKO Creator/{{RKO}} and appeared in a small, but better roles in the Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers films, ''Film/TheGayDivorcee'' and ''Film/FollowTheFleet''.


Betty Grable (1916-1973) was a famous American actress during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. She could sing, she could dance, she could act, and enthrall millions of American men with just her legs.

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Betty Grable (1916-1973) was a famous American actress during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. She could sing, she could dance, she could act, and enthrall enthral millions of American men with just her legs.



The 1940s was Grable’s decade: her legs became the dream and ardent desire of many a serviceman during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. Her pin-up photo is iconic, showcasing the classic elements of a pin-up girl.

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The 1940s was Grable’s decade: her legs became the dream and ardent desire of many a serviceman during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. Her pin-up [[https://goo.gl/images/ZqzrjD photo is iconic, iconic]], showcasing the classic elements of a pin-up girl.


After being in film after film with no success and being dropped by Creator/{{Paramount}}, Grable felt the need to retire at age 24 even after her appearance in the Broadway production of “Du Barry was a Lady” finally led to some acclaim. Darryl F. Zanuck liked Grable’s performance in the latter musical and was looking for a singing leading lady in the vain of Alice Faye. Grable signed with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, and as they say, a star was born.

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After being in film after film with no success and being dropped by Creator/{{Paramount}}, Grable felt the need to retire at age 24 even after her appearance in the Broadway production of “Du ''Du Barry was a Lady” Lady'' finally led to some acclaim. Darryl F. Zanuck liked Grable’s performance in the latter musical and was looking for a singing leading lady in the vain of Alice Faye. Grable signed with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, and as they say, a star was born.



''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'', holding her own alongside Creator/LaurenBacall and Creator/MarylinMonroe. By the mid 50s though, she began to work more on stage and television as her film career began to fade.

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''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'', holding her own alongside Creator/LaurenBacall and Creator/MarylinMonroe.Creator/MarilynMonroe. By the mid 50s though, she began to work more on stage and television as her film career began to fade.


''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'', holding her own alongside Creator/LaurenBacall and Creator/MariylinMonroe. By the mid 50s though, she began to work more on stage and television as her film career began to fade.

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''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'', holding her own alongside Creator/LaurenBacall and Creator/MariylinMonroe.Creator/MarylinMonroe. By the mid 50s though, she began to work more on stage and television as her film career began to fade.



* Film/TheGayDivorcee (1934)
* Film/FollowTheFleet (1936)
* Film/DownArgentineWay (1940)
* Film/IWakeUpScreaming (1941)
* Film/ThatLadyInErmine (1948)
* Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire (1953)

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* Film/TheGayDivorcee ''Film/TheGayDivorcee'' (1934)
* Film/FollowTheFleet ''Film/FollowTheFleet'' (1936)
* Film/DownArgentineWay ''Film/DownArgentineWay'' (1940)
* Film/IWakeUpScreaming ''Film/IWakeUpScreaming'' (1941)
* Film/ThatLadyInErmine ''Film/ThatLadyInErmine'' (1948)
* Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'' (1953)

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Betty Grable (1916-1973) was a famous American actress during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. She could sing, she could dance, she could act, and enthrall millions of American men with just her legs.

Betty Grable, born as Elizabeth Ruth Grable, began her career at the tender age of three: her mother, Lillian, had Hollywood aspirations for her child, putting in her into ballet and dance classes. Able to deceive producers about her daughter’s age, Betty worked as a chorus girl at the age of 13. Eventually, she was found out and kicked out. Undaunted, her mother disguised her age again by dying her hair platinum blonde. The iconic blonde hair stayed throughout Betty’s career, but she did not gained the acclaim her mother wanted for her during the early 30s. She did, however, sign with Creator/RKO and appeared in a small, but better roles in the Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers films, ''Film/TheGayDivorcee'' and ''Film/FollowTheFleet''.

After being in film after film with no success and being dropped by Creator/{{Paramount}}, Grable felt the need to retire at age 24 even after her appearance in the Broadway production of “Du Barry was a Lady” finally led to some acclaim. Darryl F. Zanuck liked Grable’s performance in the latter musical and was looking for a singing leading lady in the vain of Alice Faye. Grable signed with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, and as they say, a star was born.

In 1940, she starred in the Technicolor musical, ''Film/DownArgentineWay'', co-starring Creator/DonAmeche and Creator/CarmenMiranda. A box-office smash hit, this led to the public wanting more of the blonde girl with the million dollar legs. Her success and stardom were further cemented with ''Film/MoonOverMiami'', a rare dramatic role in ''Film/IWakeUpScreaming'', and other comedies and musicals from the late 40s.

The 1940s was Grable’s decade: her legs became the dream and ardent desire of many a serviceman during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. Her pin-up photo is iconic, showcasing the classic elements of a pin-up girl.

As the 50s rolled in, Grable's career began to fade as any actress who aged in Hollywood tends to. She did, however, star in
''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'', holding her own alongside Creator/LaurenBacall and Creator/MariylinMonroe. By the mid 50s though, she began to work more on stage and television as her film career began to fade.

Grable herself was a rather modest person when it came to her stardom, attributing most of her success to dumb luck.

She died in 1973, at the age of 56, from lung cancer.
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*Film/TheGayDivorcee (1934)
*Film/FollowTheFleet (1936)
*Film/DownArgentineWay (1940)
*Film/IWakeUpScreaming (1941)
*Film/ThatLadyInErmine (1948)
*Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire (1953)
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