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Betty Grable

1916 - 1973

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Elizabeth Ruth Grable (December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973) was an American actress, pin-up girl, dancer, model, and singer. Her 42 films during the 1930s and 1940s grossed more than $100 million; for 10 consecutive years (1942–1951) she reigned in the Quigley Poll's top 10 box office stars (a feat only matched by Doris Day, Julia Roberts and Barbra Streisand, although all were surpassed by Mary Pickford, who was in for 13 times). The U.S. Treasury Department in 1946 and 1947 listed her as the highest-salaried American woman; she earned more than $3 million during her career.Grable began her film career in 1929 at age 12, after which she was fired from a contract when it was learned she signed up under false identification. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Betty Grable has received more than 3,389,738 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Betty Grable is the 1,663rd most popular actor (down from 1,529th in 2019), the 2,831st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,706th in 2019) and the 809th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Betty Grable ranks 1,663 out of 9,996Before her are Pierre Clémenti, Chico Marx, Dana Delany, Harold Sakata, Fess Parker, and Mahershala Ali. After her are George Segal, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Karen Black, Pedro Pascal, Lauren Hutton, and Oscar Isaac.

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Among people born in 1916, Betty Grable ranks 96Before her are Julio César Turbay Ayala, Hilary Koprowski, James Herriot, Alexey Maresyev, Chiang Fang-liang, and Chiang Wei-kuo. After her are Amha Selassie, Vladimir Demikhov, Zein Al-Sharaf Talal, Anthony Dawson, Iva Toguri D'Aquino, and Manea Mănescu. Among people deceased in 1973, Betty Grable ranks 88Before her are Jack Hawkins, Marc Allégret, Jarno Saarinen, Bobby Darin, Nikos Zachariadis, and Helen Parkhurst. After her are Alois Hába, Laurence Harvey, Noël Coward, Marthe Bibesco, Gene Krupa, and Tarsila do Amaral.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Betty Grable ranks 2,831 out of 18,182Before her are Harold Sakata (1920), Jeb Bush (1953), Fess Parker (1924), Mahershala Ali (1974), Trini Lopez (1937), and Jack Dorsey (1976). After her are George Segal (1934), John Edward Williams (1922), Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979), Karen Black (1939), Frances E. Allen (1932), and Lauren Hutton (1943).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Betty Grable ranks 809Before her are Lea Thompson (1961), Chico Marx (1887), Dana Delany (1956), Harold Sakata (1920), Fess Parker (1924), and Mahershala Ali (1974). After her are George Segal (1934), Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979), Karen Black (1939), Lauren Hutton (1943), Lois Chiles (1947), and Sam Waterston (1940).

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