Anita Ekberg (born September 29, 1931 in Malmö) was a model and actress. She is most known for her role as Sylvia in La dolce vita, directed by Federico Fellini.
Ekberg was married to the British actor, Anthony Steel, from 1956 to 1959.
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Ekberg was married to the British actor, Anthony Steel, from 1956 to 1959. Betty Grable died of lung cancer in 1973 at the age of only 56 and was interred in the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California. She is most known for her role as Sylvia in La dolce vita, directed by Federico Fellini. Gradually leaving movies entirely, she made the transition to television, and starred in Las Vegas. Anita Ekberg (born September 29, 1931 in Malmö) was a model and actress. Zanuck, she tore up her contract with him and stormed out of his office. At one point, in the middle of a fight with Darryl F.
Grable's later career was marked by feuds with studio heads, who worked her to exhaustion. In 1943, she married jazz trumpeter and big band leader Harry James. They divorced in 1965. In 1937, she married another famous child actor, Jackie Coogan, but Coogan was under considerable stress due to his lawsuit against his parents over his earnings, and they divorced in 1940. Grable finally obtained a role in Whoopee!, starring Eddie Cantor and eventually played in some twenty films by 1939, including the Academy Award-nominated The Gay Divorcee, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
It was at this time that she was photographed in the pin-up poster that was so popular among American GIs ten years later. For her next film, her mother tried to get her to sign a contract using false I.D., but when this was discovered, she was fired. For her first role, as a chorus girl in the film Let's Go Places (1930) Grable was legally under the age to act, but because the chorus line performed in blackface, it was impossible to tell how old she was. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, she was propelled into acting by her mother, who insisted that one of her daughters become a star.
Ruth Elizabeth "Betty" Grable (December 18, 1916 - July 3, 1973) was an American actress, singer and pin-up girl, whose famous bathing suit poster was an icon of the World War II era.