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Betty Grable was born at 3858 Lafayette Ave. 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 highest paid woman in the United States.

Betty Grable
Audrey Birk, a childhood friend, accepted the award on behalf of Ms. Grable.

Date of Birth Field/Achievement Location of Star Date of Induction

12-18-1916

Acting/Entertainment

6350 Delmar

05-20-1990

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