Betty Grable’s Death – Cause and Date

  • Betty Grable

Born (Birthday) December 18, 1916

Death Date July 2, 1973

Age of Death 56 years

Cause of Death Lung Cancer

Place of Death Santa Monica, California, United States

Place of Burial Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California, United States

Profession Movie Actress

The movie actress Betty Grable died at the age of 56. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

WWII pinup model and actress who attracted fame for her beautiful legs. As an actress, she is best known for her role in How to Marry a Millionaire, which also starred Marilyn Monroe.

Grable married Jackie Coogan, a former child actor, from 1937 to 1939. She married Harry James in 1943, and the couple had two daughters before divorcing in 1965.


Grable was a lifelong heavy smoker and died of lung cancer on July 2, 1973, a year after her diagnosis. She died at the age of 56 in Santa Monica, California.

Her funeral occurred two days after her passing away, and both of her ex-husbands, Jackie Coogan and Harry James, attended. Many Hollywood stars came to the funeral as well. Among them were Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Booth, Mitzi Gaynor, Don Ameche, Cesar Romero, George Raft, Alice Faye, Johnnie Ray, and Dan Dailey. “I Had the Craziest Dream,” the ballad from Springtime in the Rockies, was played on the church organ.

Final resting place

The actress was interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.

Betty Grable’s crypt at Inglewood Park Cemetery



“You’re better off betting on a horse than betting on a man. A horse may not be able to hold you tight, but he doesn’t wanna wander from the stable at night.”

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“I’m a song and dance girl. I can act enough to get by. But that’s the limit of my talents.”

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“The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there.”

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“I have got two reasons for success and I’m standing on both of them.”

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“There are two reasons why I’m in show business, and I’m standing on both of them.”

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