Elizabeth Ruth ‘Betty’ Grable born 18 December 1916, was an American actress, pin-up model, dancer and singer. She starred in 42 movies during the 1930s and 1940s and set a
record of 12 consecutive years in the top 10 of box office stars. 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. Throughout her career, Grable was a celebrated sex symbol. Her bathing suit poster made her the number-one pin-up girl of World War II,
surpassing Rita Hayworth. Grable sadly died of lung cancer at the age of 56 on 2 July 1973.