Betty Grable

Birth Name: Elizabeth Ruth Grable

Date of Birth: December 18, 1916

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri

Date of Death: July 2, 1973

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, Dutch

Betty Grable was an American actress, dancer, and singer.

Betty’s paternal grandparents were William Baker Grable (the son of Samuel Millhouse Grable and Rebecca Baker Bridwell) and Lavina Conn (the daughter of John Nichols Conn and Levina/Rena Morris). John was born in Northern Ireland.

Betty’s maternal grandparents were Charles Ernest Hoffman (the son of John Heinrich Louis Hoffman and Henrietta) and Sarah Elizabeth Goodenough (the daughter of Abraham Goodenough and Elizabeth Reynolds). Charles was born in Heidelberg, Germany.

Source: Genealogy of Betty Grable (focusing on her mother’s side) –


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