Betty Grable Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Betty Grable Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4 in
Weight 56 kg
Date of Birth December 18, 1916
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Hair Color Blonde

Betty Grable was an American actress, pin-up girl, dancer, model, and singer who is known for being one of the most successful actresses of her time who also appeared in a variety of roles in projects such as How to Be Very, Very PopularThree for the ShowMeet Me After the ShowThe Farmer Takes a Wife, How to Marry a Millionaire, and The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend.

Born Name

Elizabeth Ruth Grable

Nick Name

Betty, Frances Dean

Betty Grable as seen in a picture taken in the 1950s
Betty Grable as seen in a picture taken in the 1950s (Studio Publicity / Walmart.com / Public Domain)

Age

She was born on December 18, 1916.

Died

She passed away at the age of 56 on July 2, 1973, in Los Angeles, California, United States due to lung cancer.

Resting Place

Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California, United States

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Betty Grable attended the Hollywood Professional High School as well as the Ernest Blecher Academy of Dance.

Occupation

Actress, Pin-Up Girl, Dancer, Model, Singer

Family

  • Father – John Charles Grable (1883–1954) (A stockbroker)
  • Mother – Lillian Rose (née Hofmann) (1889–1964)
  • Siblings – Betty Grable had 2 older siblings.
  • Others – William Baker Grable (Paternal Grandfather), Lavina Conn (Paternal Grandmother), Charles Ernest Hoffman (Maternal Grandfather), Sarah Elizabeth Goodenough (Maternal Grandmother)
Betty Grable as seen along with Casey Adams in a black-and-white picture from the Star Stage presentation of 'Cleopatra Collins'
Betty Grable as seen along with Casey Adams in a black-and-white picture from the Star Stage presentation of ‘Cleopatra Collins’ (J. Walter Thompson, an ad agency for Chesebrough-Ponds, the program sponsor / eBay / Public Domain)

Genre

Soundtrack

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Unsigned

Build

Voluptuous

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

56 kg or 123.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Betty Grable had dated –

  1. Peter Lawford
  2. Alexis Thompson
  3. Rory Calhoun
  4. Henry Willson
  5. George Stevens
  6. Oleg Cassini
  7. John F. Kennedy
  8. Buster Crabbe (1937)
  9. Jackie Coogan (1937-1939) – She married former child actor and comedian, Jackie Coogan, in the year 1937 but the couple ended things with a divorce in 1939.
  10. Artie Shaw (1939)
  11. Desi Arnaz (1940)
  12. Mickey Rooney (1940)
  13. Don ‘Red’ Barry (1940)
  14. Robert Stack (1940-1941)
  15. Tyrone Power (1941)
  16. Victor Mature (1941)
  17. George Raft (1942)
  18. Harry James (1943-1965) – Betty tied the knot with musician and trumpeter, Harry James, in 1943 and then gave birth to 2 daughters named Victoria Elizabeth James (born March 3, 1944) and Jessica James (born May 20, 1947-March 20, 2016). However, the couple parted ways in 1965 after around 22 years of being married to one another.
  19. Dick Haymes (1947) – It was rumored that she had a fling with Argentine actor and singer, Dick Haymes, in 1947.
  20. Bob Remick – Later, Betty Grable started dating dancer Bob Remick and the couple had an age difference of 27 years. Despite that, they remained together until the time of her death.
Betty Grable as seen in the June 25, 1943, issue of 'Yank, the Army Weekly', a weekly U.S. Army magazine fully staffed by enlisted men
Betty Grable as seen in the June 25, 1943, issue of ‘Yank, the Army Weekly’, a weekly U.S. Army magazine fully staffed by enlisted men (U.S. Army / Yank, the Army Weekly / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Betty Grable was of German, English, Irish, and Dutch descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Curvy physique
  • Pale skin

Brand Endorsements

Betty Grable worked in a TV commercial for Kleenex in the early 1960s.

From Left to Right - Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable as seen while smiling for a picture
From Left to Right – Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable as seen while smiling for a picture (Global Panorama / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Betty Grable Facts

  1. She struggled with a fear of crowds and sleepwalking.
  2. Betty Grable was a Republican and conservative.
  3. Her funeral was attended by many Hollywood celebrities which included Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Booth, Mitzi Gaynor, Johnnie Ray, Don Ameche, Cesar Romero, George Raft, Alice Faye, and Dan Dailey.
  4. Time has listed her iconic pin-up image in its “100 Most Influential Photographs of All Time” list.

Featured Image by Studio Publicity / Walmart.com / Public Domain

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