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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Betty Grable

Born December 18, 1916

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Betty Grable Marker
Inscription.  Betty Grable was born at 3858 Lafayette Avenue in St. Louis and moved to the Forest Park Hotel in 1920. She entered Clark's Dancing School at age 3 and attended Mary Institute. When only 12 she went to Hollywood and got her first film role the next year. She acted in 42 films, including "Tin Pan Alley," "Moon Over Miami" and "Coney Island." Because of her world-renowned swimsuit poster, owned by one out of every five U.S. servicemen in World War II, her legs were insured for $1,000,000. Betty Grable was Hollywood's top draw in 1943, and was reported to be the richest woman in the United States.
 
Erected 1990 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.345′ N, 90° 18.204′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Westgate Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6350 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
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Photo courtesy of the New York Public Library, October 16, 2018
2. Betty Grable
. Henry Shaw (a few steps from this marker); Bob Gibson (a few steps from this marker); Pierre Laclede (a few steps from this marker); Auguste Chouteau (a few steps from this marker); Grace Bumbry (a few steps from this marker); Harry Caray (a few steps from this marker); Barry Commoner (a few steps from this marker); Eugene Field (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. EntertainmentWar, World IIWomen
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 16, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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