American Actress

Betty Grable

  • Dec 18, 1916 - Jul 02, 1973 (age 56)
  • 5' 4" (1.63 m)
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1998
Hollywood Squares
TV ShowSep 14, 1998

Hollywood Squares

Hollywood Squares is an American game show in which two …
Hollywood Squares is an American game show in which two contestants compete in a game of tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. The show piloted on NBC in 1965, and the regular series debuted in 1966 on the same network. The board for the game is a 3 × 3 vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupied by a celebrity seated at a desk and facing the contestants. The stars are asked questions by the host, and the contestants judge the truth of their answers to gain squares in the right pattern to win the game.
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1973
Betty Grable
PersonalJuly 1973

Betty Grable

Betty Grable passed away.
1967
The Carol Burnett Show
TV ShowSep 11, 1967

The Carol Burnett Show

The Carol Burnett Show is …
The Carol Burnett Show is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner. Original episodes ran from 1967 to 1978. In 1975, frequent guest star Tim Conway became a regular after Waggoner left the series. In 1977, Dick Van Dyke replaced Korman but it was agreed that it was not a match and he left after 10 episodes. The show originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978, for 279 episodes, and again with nine episodes in the fall of 1991. The series originated in CBS Television City's Studio 33, and won 25 primetime Emmy Awards, was ranked number 16 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time in 2002, and in 2007 was listed as one of Time's 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.
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1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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1955
How to Be Very, Very Popular
MovieJul 22, 1955

How to Be Very, Very Popular

Two girls on the lam hide out …
Two girls on the lam hide out in a college fraternity.
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Three for the Show
MovieFeb 24, 1955

Three for the Show

This musical reworking of TOO MANY HUSBANDS (1940), …
This musical reworking of TOO MANY HUSBANDS (1940), features Grable as a top singer and dancer who's been widowed by WW II. She marries her late husband's songwriting partner, Gower Champion, but the new marriage is thrown for a loop when Lemmon, her first husband, turns up very much alive and eager to see Grable.
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1953
How to Marry a Millionaire
MovieNov 4, 1953

How to Marry a Millionaire

Three New York models, …
Three New York models, Shatze, Pola and Loco set up in an exclusive apartment with a plan....tired of cheap men and a lack of money, they intend to use all their talents to trap and marry three millionaires. The trouble is that it's not so easy to tell the rich men from the hucksters - and even when they can, is the money really worth it?
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The Farmer Takes a Wife
MovieJun 12, 1953

The Farmer Takes a Wife

A romantic triangle develops …
A romantic triangle develops on Erie Canal boats in 1850.
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1951
Meet Me After the Show
MovieAug 15, 1951

Meet Me After the Show

Delilah Lee is the star of …
Delilah Lee is the star of husband Jeff Ames' Broadway show when she starts to suspect he has been exchanging more than contracts with the show's vampish backer. Alimony and amnesia become the order of the day.
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Call Me Mister
MovieJan 31, 1951

Call Me Mister

G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge …
G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge in postwar Tokyo, meets his estranged love Kay when she arrives to entertain the troops. Shep, who hasn't exactly lost his former irresponsibility, does his best to court Kay anew...but she has no lack of other admirers as she labors to put on a soldier show.
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1950
My Blue Heaven
MovieSep 15, 1950

My Blue Heaven

Radio star Kitty Moran, long married to partner Jack, finds …
Radio star Kitty Moran, long married to partner Jack, finds she's pregnant, but miscarries. For a change, the couple turn their act into a series on early TV and try to adopt a baby, finally acquiring a girl in a somewhat back alley manner. Complications follow amid a series of musical numbers.
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Wabash Avenue
MovieMar 31, 1950

Wabash Avenue

Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest …
Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled.
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What's My Line?
TV ShowFeb 2, 1950

What's My Line?

What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the …
What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, originally in black and white, with subsequent U.S. revivals. The game uses celebrity panelists to question contestants in order to determine their occupation, i.e. "line [of work]", with panelists being called on to question and identify a weekly celebrity "mystery guest" while blindfolded. It is the longest-running U.S. primetime network television game-show. Moderated by John Charles Daly and with regular panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf, What's My Line? won three Emmy Awards for "Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show" in 1952, 1953, and 1958 and the Golden Globe for Best TV Show in 1962.
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1949
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
MovieMay 27, 1949

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend

Temperamental saloon …
Temperamental saloon singer Freddie Jones, jealously shoots at her cheating boyfriend Blackie but mistakenly hits Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole's honorable behind, forcing her to skip town under the guise of a schoolteacher.
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1948
When My Baby Smiles at Me
MovieNov 10, 1948

When My Baby Smiles at Me

Vaudeville performers, …
Vaudeville performers, Dailey and Grable, have marital difficulties when he hits the "Big Time", which are compounded by his drinking problem.
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That Lady in Ermine
MovieAug 24, 1948

That Lady in Ermine

Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian …
Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army. Her lookalike ancestress Francesca, who saved a similar situation 300 years ...
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The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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1947
Mother Wore Tights
MovieAug 20, 1947

Mother Wore Tights

In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley …
In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her talent, hires her for a "two-act", then marries her. Incidents of the marriage and the growing pains of eldest daughter Iris are followed, interspersed with nostalgic musical numbers.
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Jessica James
ChildMay 1947

Jessica James

Jessica James born.
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
MovieJan 4, 1947

The Shocking Miss Pilgrim

In the late 1800s, Miss …
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms...
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1945
The Dolly Sisters
MovieOct 5, 1945

The Dolly Sisters

Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the …
Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.
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Diamond Horseshoe
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MovieMay 1, 1945

Diamond Horseshoe

Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by …
Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions.
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1944
Pin Up Girl
MovieApr 25, 1944

Pin Up Girl

A U.S.O. singer poses as a Broadway star in order to …
A U.S.O. singer poses as a Broadway star in order to attract a handsome war hero.
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Four Jills in a Jeep
MovieMar 17, 1944

Four Jills in a Jeep

Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female …
Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.
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Victoria Elizabeth James
ChildMarch 1944

Victoria Elizabeth James

Victoria Elizabeth James born.
1943
Sweet Rosie O'Grady
MovieOct 1, 1943

Sweet Rosie O'Grady

Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to …
Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen Rosie O'Grady. To get her own back she announces that Sam is in fact her real suitor. He in turn has a song about Rosie published and something of an Irish brawl develops via his paper and her stage show.
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Harry James
MarriageJuly 1943

Harry James

Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an …
Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American musician who is best known as a trumpet-playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947 but shortly after he reorganized and was active again with his band from then until his death in 1983. He was especially known among musicians for his technical proficiency as well as his tone, and was influential on new trumpet players from the late 1930s into the 1940s. He was also an actor in a number of films that usually featured his band.
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Coney Island
MovieJun 11, 1943

Coney Island

Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man …
Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star attraction (and Joe's love interest), Kate Farley, a brash singer with a penchant for flashy clothes. Eddie and Kate argue as he tries to soften her image. Eventually, Kate becomes the toast of Coney Island and the two fall in love. Joe then tries to sabotage their marriage plans.
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Harry James
Relationship1943

Harry James

Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an …
Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American musician who is best known as a trumpet-playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947 but shortly after he reorganized and was active again with his band from then until his death in 1983. He was especially known among musicians for his technical proficiency as well as his tone, and was influential on new trumpet players from the late 1930s into the 1940s. He was also an actor in a number of films that usually featured his band.
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1942
Springtime in the Rockies
MovieNov 6, 1942

Springtime in the Rockies

Broadway partners Vicky …
Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes a nosedive. In hopes of rekindling their romance and getting Vicky back on the boards with him, Dan follows her to a ritzy resort in the Canadian Rockies, where she and Victor are about to open their new act. But things get complicated when Dan wakes after a bender to find that he's hired an outlandish Latin secretary, Rosita Murphy, which makes Vicky think he's just up to his old tricks again.
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Footlight Serenade
MovieAug 1, 1942

Footlight Serenade

Conceited World Champion boxer Tommy Lundy decides to …
Conceited World Champion boxer Tommy Lundy decides to test his popularity in a Broadway show. Tommy always has an eye for the ladies and he starts paying attention to beautiful chorus girl Pat Lambert. Pat's boyfriend Bill Smith isn't impressed with Tommy even though Tommy gets him a boxing part in the show. When Tommy finds out that Pat and Bill were secretly together the night before the show opens, he angrily plans to turn the boxing scene with Bill into a real bout.
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Song of the Islands
MovieFeb 5, 1942

Song of the Islands

With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical …
With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf of his cattle baron father for land owned by transplanted Irishman Dennis O'Brien. But Jeff falls in love with O'Brien's daughter, Eileen, and even his father can't break them up after he arrives and himself falls under the spell of island splendor.
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1941
I Wake Up Screaming
MovieOct 31, 1941

I Wake Up Screaming

I Wake Up Screaming (originally titled Hot Spot) is a 1941 film …
I Wake Up Screaming (originally titled Hot Spot) is a 1941 film noir. It is based on the novel of the same name by Steve Fisher, who co-wrote the screenplay with Dwight Taylor. The film stars Betty Grable, Victor Mature and Carole Landis, and features one of Grable's few dramatic roles.
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A Yank in the R.A.F.
MovieSep 25, 1941

A Yank in the R.A.F.

An American pilot impulsively joins His Majesty's Royal Air Force …
An American pilot impulsively joins His Majesty's Royal Air Force in Britain in an attempt to impress his ex-girlfriend.
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Moon Over Miami
MovieJun 18, 1941

Moon Over Miami

Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for …
Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands.
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Victor Mature
Relationship1941

Victor Mature

Victor John Mature (January 29, 1913 – August 4, 1999) was …
Victor John Mature (January 29, 1913 – August 4, 1999) was an American stage, film, and television actor who starred most notably in several movies during the 1950s, and was known for his dark hair and smile. His best known film roles include One Million B.C. (1940), My Darling Clementine (1946), Kiss of Death (1947), Samson and Delilah (1949), and The Robe (1953). He also appeared in a large number of musicals opposite such stars as Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable.
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Tyrone Power
Relationship1941

Tyrone Power

Tyrone Edmund Power III (May 5, 1914 – November 15, 1958) …
Tyrone Edmund Power III (May 5, 1914 – November 15, 1958) was an American film, stage and radio actor. From the 1930s to the 1950s, Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads. His better-known films include The Mark of Zorro, Marie Antoinette, Blood and Sand, The Black Swan, Prince of Foxes, Witness for the Prosecution, The Black Rose, and Captain from Castile. Power's own favorite film among those that he starred in was Nightmare Alley.
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1940
Tin Pan Alley
MovieNov 22, 1940

Tin Pan Alley

Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to …
Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited when the boys, now in the army, show up in England.
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Down Argentine Way
MovieOct 11, 1940

Down Argentine Way

An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy …
An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.
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1939
The Day the Bookies Wept
MovieSep 13, 1939

The Day the Bookies Wept

The taxi drivers of the …
The taxi drivers of the Colonel Cab Company are tired of losing money at the racetrack. When Ramsey Firpo sees the winnings taken home by one of the horse owners, he convinces the other drivers to chip in some money to buy a horse of their own. Firpo taps fellow driver Ernest Ambrose, his sister Ina's goofy boyfriend, to go to Kentucky to buy the horse and, based on Ambrose's success with pigeons, to become the horse's trainer. Despite Ina's warnings to stay away from horse racing, Ambrose goes to Kentucky and meets Colonel March (a con man) and Patsy (his accomplice, posing as his daughter "Gwendolyn"). Colonel March buys Hiccup, a broken-down nag with an alcohol problem, for twenty bucks and makes sure Ambrose pays five hundred dollars for him the next day at the auction. Firpo and the cab drivers are excited to see Hiccup in action (chasing a beer truck down the streets of New York), but Hiccup's performance on the racetrack is disappointing. That is, until Ina overhears Colonel March mention that Hiccup is unbeatable once he's had a few drinks.
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Million Dollar Legs
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MovieJul 14, 1939

Million Dollar Legs

At Middleton College, controlled by rich donor Melton, only …
At Middleton College, controlled by rich donor Melton, only paying sports are allowed. But Freddie Frye, conniving student body president, has to get a letter in some sport to win back his girl Susie; he schemes to revive crew boat racing. Sinking boats, no money, and his own waistline stand in his way. Can they win the big race with State University?
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Man About Town
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MovieJun 25, 1939

Man About Town

Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to …
Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose financier husband neglects her. On a weekend at the Arlington country house, Bob is used by both Lady A. and her friend to make their husbands jealous; this works all too well, and Bob is in danger from both husbands.
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1938
Campus Confessions
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MovieSep 23, 1938

Campus Confessions

An unpopular freshman (William Henry) charms a coed (Betty …
An unpopular freshman (William Henry) charms a coed (Betty Grable) by leading the basketball team to victory.
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Give Me a Sailor
MovieAug 19, 1938

Give Me a Sailor

Jim and Walter are two brother sailors in the United States …
Jim and Walter are two brother sailors in the United States Navy. Walter tells Jim as soon as they get home he is going to ask his beautiful girlfriend, Nancy Larkin to marry him. But Jim is also in love with Nancy so he begs Nancy's ugly duckling sister, Letty to help break Walter and Nancy up. Letty agrees only under one condition, he help her to win Walter!
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College Swing
MovieApr 29, 1938

College Swing

Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.
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1937
Jackie Coogan
MarriageNovember 1937

Jackie Coogan

John Leslie Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984), …
John Leslie Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984), known professionally as Jackie Coogan, was an American actor and comedian who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films.
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Jackie Coogan
Relationship1937

Jackie Coogan

John Leslie Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984), …
John Leslie Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984), known professionally as Jackie Coogan, was an American actor and comedian who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films.
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1936
Pigskin Parade
MovieOct 23, 1936

Pigskin Parade

Married coaches Slug and Bessie find hillbilly football tosser …
Married coaches Slug and Bessie find hillbilly football tosser Amos and the team gets invited to the Yale Bowl.
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Don't Turn 'em Loose
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MovieSep 18, 1936

Don't Turn 'em Loose

A conscientious attorney who is a member of the State Parole …
A conscientious attorney who is a member of the State Parole Board, finds his own son, using an alias, up for parole and makes the decision to cast the approving vote. This turns out to cause many problems for the family while on vacation, and the father has to make another hard decision.
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Follow the Fleet
MovieFeb 20, 1936

Follow the Fleet

A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he …
A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco.
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1935
Old Man Rhythm
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MovieAug 2, 1935

Old Man Rhythm

A businessman enrolls as a college freshman in order to break …
A businessman enrolls as a college freshman in order to break up his son's relationship with a gold-digger.
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The Nitwits
MovieJun 7, 1935

The Nitwits

A would-be songwriter and a would-be inventor run a cigar …
A would-be songwriter and a would-be inventor run a cigar stand and get mixed up in the murder of a song publisher.
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1934
By Your Leave
MovieNov 9, 1934

By Your Leave

In the midst of a mid-life crisis, Henry Smith convinces his …
In the midst of a mid-life crisis, Henry Smith convinces his wife, Ellen, that they should take separate one-week vacations, with no questions asked. He tries to sow some wild oats with a show girl and a paid escort, while she reacquaints herself with a childhood friend, now a famous explorer. Both get more than they bargained for.
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The Gay Divorcee
MovieOct 12, 1934

The Gay Divorcee

An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce …
An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer.
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1933
The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
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MovieOct 26, 1933

The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi

A campus flirt who has been …
A campus flirt who has been "pinned" by most of the boys of Sigma Chi fraternity falls for a no-nonsense athlete who doesn't have time for such diversions as women.
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Child of Manhattan
MovieFeb 4, 1933

Child of Manhattan

Paul Vanderkill is extraordinarily wealthy because his …
Paul Vanderkill is extraordinarily wealthy because his grandfather happened to buy farmland in what was to become Midtown Manhattan. The Loveland Dance Hall is one of the tenants of the Vanderkill estates. To reassure his aunt Sophie, Vanderkill visits Loveland to determine whether it is as disreputable as Sophie suspects. There he meets a dime-a-dance girl, Madeleine MacGonagal, who charms him with her quaint proletarian accent. They begin a secret affair, which turns into a secret marriage when pregnancy ensues. When the baby fails to survive, Madeleine decides that since he had married her only for the baby's sake, she should make haste to Mexico to secure a divorce. There she meets Panama Canal Kelly, a former suitor who now owns a silver mine. Her plans for divorce and quick remarriage are complicated when Vanderkill arrives to confront her.
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1932
Hold 'Em Jail
MovieSep 16, 1932

Hold 'Em Jail

Two yokels are framed and sent to prison, but wind up playing …
Two yokels are framed and sent to prison, but wind up playing football on the warden's championship team.
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Probation
MovieMar 15, 1932

Probation

A reckless young society girl, whose uncle is a judge, is …
A reckless young society girl, whose uncle is a judge, is assigned a young offender as her chauffer to try to help straighten her out.
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1929
Happy Days
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MovieSep 17, 1929

Happy Days

Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in …
Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep financial trouble, and she calls all the boats former stars to join in a big show to rescue it.
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1916
Betty Grable
BirthDecember 1916

Betty Grable

Betty Grable was born.
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