Prized pinup Betty Grable
's first of two marriages was to famed child star Jackie Coogan
, known in his later years as Uncle Fester on the 1960s television series The Addams Family
. The two were married in 1937, when Grable was 20 years old and Coogan, 23; their marriage lasted less than 2 years.
Grable went on to marry famed trumpter Harry James and experience immense box-office success at Fox Studios in the 1940's, while Coogan, married three subsequent times, served as a Flight Officer in WWII and made various minor film appearances before becoming a tv regular in the 1950's and 60's.
Labels: Betty Grable, Did You Know?, Jackie Coogan