Monday, May 3, 2010

Betty Grables first husband- John Leslie "Jackie" Coogan.




John Leslie "Jackie" Coogan,Jr., was an American actor who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films. Many years later, he became known as Uncle Fester on 1960s sitcom The Addams Family. He was married to Betty Grable, on November 20, 1937- divorced on October 11, 1939.

4 comments:

BG43214 said...

I was lucky enough to meet Grable in the late 1960's when she was touring with "Hello Dolly"..at a small summer/dinner theater in Canal Fulton, OH....my friend was the stage manager there & in the past, always got me back to the dressing rooms right away for autographs; with Betty, though, it was different!! He told me that she was resting & would be out shortly...when she did come out, a group of excited fans, me among them! gathered around her...the airport limo waited patiently..It was obvious she was wearing a wig...I wanted to ask her about the famous comment she made to Marilyn Monroe during filming of How to Marry a Millionaire: "I've had mine, honey, you go get yours"...well, that question went right out my head, in all the excitement!!! ...Three months later, she had passaed away, from cancer....it was kept pretty hugh-hush at the time, and that's why my friend told me she 'had to rest'....but what a wonderful memory to be able to meet and chat with her.....Years later I met Jackie Coogan & had a chance to chat with him...Sadly, I did not know he'd been married to Grable!! I would have told him about being able to meet her....but that's life!!!

Dawn said...

BG43214, WOW!! thank you for sharing your wonderful Betty Grable memory with us. I would have been thrilled to have meet her in person.

Liberty Tattoo Co. said...

does anybody know the original color of the bathing suit

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