- Ex-husband, Harry James died on what would have been their 40th anniversary.
- Dated Desi Arnaz
- In the late 1940s, Fox studio insured her legs with Lloyds of London for a quarter million dollars.
- In 1946-47, the Treasury Department noted that she was the highest paid woman in America, receiving $300,000 a year.
- Interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California, USA.
- Was one of the 20 original 'Goldwyn Girls', along with Lucille Ball, Virginia Bruce, Ann Dvorak and Paulette Goddard.
- Niece of actor Vinton Haworth.
- Suffered from "demophobia" (fear of crowds)
- Voted Best Figure of 1941.
- Wore size 5A shoes. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Measurments: 34 1/2-24-36 (self-described 1940), 36-24-35 (at tie of her famous WWII pin-up poster), 36-23-35 (at a fit 112# in 1958), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Dated George Raft for two and a half years, and ended the relationship beacause he could not get a divorce from his Catholic wife.
- Was a somnambulist (sleep-walker)
- Did Platex 18-hour Shortie commercials in the 1960s using her famous pinup pose -- purportedly because she needed the money after her husband had spent her savings.
- Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka's song "Betty Grable" was totally dedicated to her memory
- Portrayed by Jayne Mansfield in the biopic The George Raft Story (1961). However, at the time she wasn't public domain so the character's name was changed to Lisa.
- She and Harry James had two daughters, Victoria Elizabeth James (b. March 3, 1944) and Jessica James (b. May 20, 1947).
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