"The girl with a voice that could sound like a fire alarm..."
Betty Hutton, in her prime...in "The Incendiary Blonde", 1945.
By then she had supplanted Dorothy Lamour as Paramount's
number one female star.
Let's Face It, with Bob Hope, in 1943...
In "The Greatest Show on Earth," with
Betty's first featured role, in "The Fleet's In,"
with Bing and Dorothy, 1942...
"The Perils of Pauline," 1947...
Betty was born Elizabeth June Thornberg,
in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Her family (who she sang with, starting at age 3) owned a
speakeasy, and were always in trouble "with the law!"
Come 1950, in a limo with her mother,
and led by a police escort to the premiere of "Let's Dance"
(in which she was credited ABOVE Fred Astaire),
her mother quipped,
"At least this time the police are in front of us!"