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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 .

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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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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


Warner Archive: William Powell and a Land-Bound in The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

By KC on Oct 9, 2015 From Classic Movies

William Powell, and Angela Lansbury in a love triangle. Who thought up that one? I love all three of them, but I'd never put them together. It was this curious casting that led me to The Hoodlum Saint, now on DVD from Warner Archive. Set in the years after World War I, Powell is Ter... Read full article


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Esther Williams Quotes:

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.


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


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Esther Williams Facts
Before her stint in MGM musicals, she had been training as a competitive swimmer, and probably would've participated in the 1940 and/or 1944 Olympics (she would've been 18 and 22 years old respectively) if World War II hadn't canceled them.

Excerpts from her 1999 autobiography in major American magazines revealed that her one-time lover, actor Jeff Chandler, was obsessed about dressing in women's clothing. Williams' revelations about Chandler angered many readers.The book also revealed Williams took LSD under a doctor's supervision after Cary Grant recommended it.

Second husband was singer/actor Ben Gage, a "Big Band" vocalist who dubbed Victor Mature, George Montgomery, Dana Andrews and Cornel Wilde in various musical films. They had three children.

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