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Grable, Betty 1916-1973

Works: 319 works in 538 publications in 4 languages and 8,825 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Vocalist, Singer, Speaker, Costume designer, Dancer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Betty Grable
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How to marry a millionaire by Jean Negulesco( visu )
60 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
Three New York models, Schatze, Pola, and Loco sublet a luxury penthouse apartment with a plan: they are tired of cheap men and a lack of money, so they'll use all their talents to trap and marry millionaires. The trouble is that it's not so easy to tell the rich men from the hucksters. Recent divorcee Schatze meets real-estate mogul Tom, but thinks he looks like a gas station attendant. Loco gets involved with a married man, but falls for forest ranger Eben. Blind as a bat Pola refuses to wear her glasses, and thus winds up on the wrong plane, but meets Freddie--who actually owns the penthouse they're renting! So which is better: to marry for love or money?
Follow the fleet by Mark Sandrich( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on shore leave in San Francisco
The gay divorcee by Mark Sandrich( visu )
8 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
In one of their best loved, most charming song and dance comedies, Fred and Ginger demonstrate just how they became known as America's greatest dance team. Includes the Academy Award-winning hit song The Continental
Down Argentine way ( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and French and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Musical romance about Glenda, a rich New Yorker who collects fine horses and Ricardo, an Argentine rancher renowned for his prize jumpers. Their families have been feuding for years so they have to conduct a Romeo and Juliet romance
I wake up screaming ( visu )
7 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Somebody killed Vicky Lynn and the police are looking at only one suspect, promoter Frankie Christopher. Frankie believes Inspector Ed Cornell is trying to pin him for the murder of Vicky. Did he really kill her, or does he know who did?
The Dolly Sisters ( visu )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and French and held by 322 libraries worldwide
In this fictionalized account of the singing and dancing duo from Hungary, the two sisters take to vaudeville in order to pay off their uncle's card debt
Moon over Miami ( visu )
6 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Two sisters and their aunt come into a small inheritance. Kay poses as a wealthy woman and they head for Miami and romance
A Yank in the R.A.F ( visu )
8 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
A cocky American flier joins the RAF to be near the woman he loves, a London-based singer
Pin up girl ( visu )
7 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Lorrie Jones visits a popular hangout for servicemen. She falls in love with a war hero and tries to come up with a way to be near him. Lorrie pretends to be a Broadway star, and in turn she is hired by the USO and becomes a real star
My blue heaven ( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
A popular husband-and-wife entertainer team, making their move from radio to television, believe their lives will be complete when they can start a family. When they decide to adopt, they face problems and disappointments and are ultimately rewarded with an overabundance of babies
The Bob Hope show by Bob Hope( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Side 1 : "Starring Bob Hope. Mel Blanc, Frances Langford and Jerry Colonna entertain the troops aboard a Navy ship docked in San Francisco. Lionel Hampton performs 'Jump King of Swing' from the Sweets Ballroom in Oakland. AFRS. Broadcast 10-23-45."
Springtime in the Rockies ( visu )
9 editions published between 1942 and 1990 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
A popular dance team splits up because he can't resist looking at other women. She finds another partner and starts a western tour, and her old partner shows up at Lake Louise with a butler and secretary in tow! That's when the misunderstandings (and the fun) begin
Pigskin parade ( visu )
3 editions published between 1936 and 2007 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Bessie and Winston Winters are a married couple who are both coaches. Their mission is to whip their college football team into shape. Just in time, they discover Amos, a hillbilly farmhand and his sister. But Amos' ability to throw melons enables him to become their star passing ace
American icons ( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of old radio shows from the 1930's and 40's
Three for the show ( visu )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Fall under Betty Grable's spell in this deliciously racy musical comedy about a woman who finds herself legally married to two men! Filmed in 1955, Three for the show raises eyebrows even today!
Caught in the draft Give me a sailor ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Caught in the draft: Hope plays a gun-shy movie star who gets drafted. He pulls through and ends up a hero and wins the heart of the colonel's daughter. Give me a sailor: A comedy about mixed-up relationships. Sailors Jim and Walter Brewster are brothers in love with the same girl, Nancy, who has an ugly duckling sister, Letty. Letty agrees to help Jim win Nancy if he will help her win Walter. Jim tries, but nothing seems to work, that is until a photo of Letty's legs wins first prize in a national contest. Suddenly Walter notices her, but Letty changes her mind, causing things to get even more mixed up
Harry James best of the big bands by Harry James( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
The beautiful blonde from Bashful Bend ( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Wild six gun farce set in the old West about a hot-tempered saloon entertainer who's as quick with a pistol as she is to kick up her heels
Tin Pan Alley ( visu )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Romantic comedy featuring the singing Blane Sisters and two struggling songwriters in New York's music district. After a mix-up separates the foursome, they are reunited during WWI
Mother wore tights ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Celebrating the life and times of the vaudeville circuit, this affectionate, nostalgic tale traces the love affair of a beautiful dancer (Grable) and a comedian (Dan Dailey) who marry and raise a family while continuing to perform on the road
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Alternative Names
Grable, Elizabeth Ruth.
Grable, Elizabeth Ruth, 1916-1973
Grable, Ruth Elisabeth, 1916-1973
Haag, Ruth.
Haag, Ruth, 1916-1973
English (176)
German (5)
French (4)
Italian (1)
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