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Esther Williams Overview:

Legendary actress, Esther Williams, was born Ester Jane Williams on Aug 8, 1921 in Inglewood, CA. Williams died at the age of 91 on Jun 6, 2013 in Beverly Hills, CA .



She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Esther Williams's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #71 on Aug 1, 1944. Williams was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Introduced to with ‘Dangerous When Wet’

By Virginie Pronovost on Feb 4, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

When Dubsism and Return to the 80s announced that they would be hosting the Box Office Jocks Blogathon, an event honouring actors who were athletes as well, I thought this would be the perfect occasion for me to finally see my first film. I remembered Michaela from Love Letters to Ol... Read full article

History Through Hollywood: , swimmer

By Cameron on Aug 20, 2016 From The Blonde At The Film

Million Dollar Mermaid Like many of you, I’ve been enjoying the Rio Olympics for the last two weeks. The swimming events were particularly fun to watch, and of course they made me think of and her competitive swimming career. (But to be truthful, most things make me think of Es... Read full article

and the Canceled Olympics

on Aug 17, 2016 From Comet Over Hollywood

What do you do when you?re an athlete and the Olympics are canceled? Become one of Hollywood?s top stars. At least, that?s what did. 17-year-old (third from left) with the Los Angeles Athletic Swim Club team in 1939. In 1939, 17-year-old was the United... Read full article

proves she's a true... Bathing Beauty (1944)

By Michaela on Jun 3, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

For the eight weeks that I was away, I was so determined to keep my posts in synch with where I was at. I thought it would be cute... until I couldn't find any suitable films for Prague or Spain. I faced two restrictions: I didn't have anything in my DVD collection that worked, and whatever I did fi... Read full article

and Charles Walters: The Dear Dame and Her Dear Director

By Michaela on Jan 19, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

I'm thrilled to say that I'm taking part in the Star-Director Blogathon, hosted by the marvelous Theresa. Click here for the giant, amazing list of entries here. ********************************************************************************* If you've read my blog before, you've probably noticed... Read full article

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Esther Williams Quotes:

Eddie O'Brien: I've been behaving like an idiot, haven't I?
K.C. Higgins: Yes, you have.

Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee: Put your arms around my neck.
Rosalind Reynolds: If I put my arms around your neck I'd choke you!

Eddie O'Brien: Oh, Miss Higgins! You're the prettiest manager in baseball.
K.C. Higgins: You're certainly the prettiest shortstop.

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Measurements: 36-26-36 (as a champion swimmer), 38-27-34 (filming Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Since her retirement from film in the 1960s, Esther Williams has become a businesswoman, lending her name to a line of swimming pools and retro swimwear, instructional swimming videos for children, and serving as a commentator for synchronized swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Born in Los Angeles, Esther was the youngest of five children. Her family had come to Los Angeles from Salt Lake City, where her older brother Stanton Williams was "discovered" by actress Marjorie Rambeau and brought to Hollywood for films. Stanton, who was born in Salt Lake City, died suddenly at the age of 16 when he developed intestinal blockage and his colon burst.

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