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Apology to Judy
I'd like to apologize for the remark I made about Judy Garland below in my Esther Williams comments. I got taken by a Mysteries and Scandles episode where they said all these things about Judy calling her so messed up, suicidal, etc. I now know that that program really blew Judy's troubles way out of proportion and was not entirely accurate like a lot of those shows are. Judy Garland was a wonderful, talented loving girl. I love Judy and Esther very very much.
Wonderful Esther Williams
Esther Williams was a beautiful, wonderful girl. Her swimming always seemed so effortless as she seemed so at home in the water, hence the name the human mermaid. Her diving was also amazing, and her synchronized swimming was so great that she was basically the person who got synchronized swimming introduced to the Olympics. Her water ballets in her films were always magnificent. Her very best water ballets were in "Million dollar mermaid", " Easy to love", and "Bathing beauty", but they were really all great. A couple of Esther's films like " Thrill of a romance", she didnt really have a water ballet in it, but she was still so sweet and wonderful in that film. Her films period were great. Esther always seemed so happy and pleasant. And I heard that Esther was always a sweet, kind, and pleasant girl in real life. Like Judy Garland, I also think that Esther Williams was an angel. But Esther was much more stable, put together, and happy in real life than Judy was. I've never heard anything about suicide attempts or erratic behavior from Esther. But bless Judy's heart, I've loved very much both women though. Esther always had different love interests in her different films such as Victor Mature, Tony Martin, Van Johnson, Ricardo Montablan, and Red Skelton. I can certainly relate to these men on their love for Esther. Esther's a true angel. In and out of the water. I was so sad to hear of her passing in 2013, even though she was 91 and it was her time. I pray that I will see her in heaven someday when it is my time for God to take me.
I appreciate this opportunity.
I do appreciate the opportunity to write a few thoughts about Esther Williams. Like so many others, I was sad to hear of the passing of Esther Williams. The more I learned of her, and the more of her films I saw, the more I enjoyed her performances, and the more I admired her. I grew to admire and appreciate her gifts in swimming, as well as her acting skills, whether in comedy, dramatic roles, or swimming films. I enjoyed them all. People like Esther Williams, Doris Day, Rosalind Russell, Lucille Ball, and their predecessor, Ginger Rogers, are/were, a special breed of woman, the likes, of which, I feel, are missing in today's youth. I hope, through these classic films, the wonderful qualities seen in the work of these women, will live on, setting great examples for the women of today. Thank you, TCM, for the indescribable service you offer to each of us each time we have the privilege of watching, not only Esther's films, but those of the other ladies I referred to in the above paragraph. Thank you.
rest in peace
- george hartley
so sorry to hear she has passed . she wasn't just a movie star...she was the movie star . To me she is everything good and wholesome on screen ..yet a bit sexy.
Looking for this Photo
I saw this picture in a coffee at Barcelona and I can not find it ... Did some one knows whats the name of the guy who Appears with Esther Williams? Any information I'll apreciate About It ... This is the photo... http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/6390/capturadepantalla201206f.png
esther williams truly did something that no one else will be able to. she was a one of a kind and her movies should and will be treasured forever
what a actress and a beauty. all her movies I have watched are amazing. you can not take your eyes off the movie or her.
Got me back in the pool again
I just read Million Dollar Mermaid which is the story of Esther Williams life. It was a wonderful book and I hardly wanted to put it down. I'm a stay at home mom who has not been to the gym in a while. I was so inspired by her story that I joined the local YMCA and am swimming and working out again. I plan to watch all her movies as they are available on TCM and sure would love to tell Mrs. Williams what a fan I am...
I first fell in love with Esther Williams in the 1942 Andy Hardy movie "Double Life" and the crush has never gone away. A flawless face, beautiful figure and warm personality make her a legend. I know you're spoken for, but I have to ask, will you marry me?
Movie not listed
A long time ago when Esther Williams was making movies I remember a movie called "Skirts Ahoy". She played a Navy Wac. I've never been able to find it again. Can you tell me what ever happened to that movie?
ONE OF MY FAVORITS
- Donna Van De Kerkhove
GROWING UP I NEVER MISSED A MOVEIE THAT ESTHER WILLIAMS MADE. HER GRACE IN THE WATER AND DIVING SKILLS MADE ME WANT TO STRIVE IN SWIMMING. I SWAM EVERY CHANCE I GOT. OUR DAUGHTER ALSO LOVED IT AND WAS A SWIMMER FOR HER COLLEGE (NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)SHE SWAM THE BUTTERFLY. SURE WISH I COULD GET AHOLD OF SOME OF THE MOVIES SHE MADE. IF YOU KNOW OF ANYWHERE I COULD GET THEM PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME DONNA VAN DE KERKHOVE
Eather williams is pretty face.
Esther williams is liking for to the siwmmpool rivers. I saw the movie for the Esther williams's movie. I said,`` Esther williams is swiming into the water and she is growing up for to the high school and she know how learn for to the swimmpool water.. she is very goodjob. I is liking the movie for the new Esther williams's movies. thank you very much.!!
What a Delightful Movie Star
- Mary J. Sobeck
I loved all of her movies when I was a child and loved them even more as an adult. She was always my favorite movie star. Oh if they only made movies like them today. It was so wonderful to see movies like hers. The critics say she was'nt a good actress, but in my book she beats all of the actresses of today. They make one. movie and become one movie wonders. The movies of today are mostly trash. I agree with Carol Stanton, Esther and Doris Day are really special.
Correction on biography
It says that Esther Williams did not swim in the movie Take Me Out To the Ballgame. To the contrary she did swim, but not in her usual theatrical way. She is shown swimming around the pool singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame while Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra watch her from the balcony window. Sinatra slides down the palm tree outside his room and she comes out of the pool and proceeds to serenade her. One of my favorite Esther William movies by far!
- CAROL STANTON
SHE WAS A GREAT ACTRESS AND A BEAUTIFUL SWIMMER I LOVED ALL HER MOVIES. I CLASSIFY HER WITH DORIS DAY. THEY BOTH ARE GREAT SO WHERE ALL THEIR MOVIES.
wrong birth date
as per Mrs.Williams biography- THE MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID, she was born in 1922 and not in 1921. sincerely,Gioconda
The swimming athlete/actress
- vanessa groom
What an athlete-who made it all look so easy! million dollar mermaid the best of all! please play more of her movies.
would like to see her movies played on tcm
She was a real beauty
- Mary Fralick
Esther Williams is truly the only bathing beauty for all time. She was wonderful in her movies, a really genuine beauty, no one has ever taken her place. I loved her movies.
my idol for many years
- ann hobler
I learned to swim because of this awesome lady. She was my influence for many years. Both her and Howard Keel shaped my personality. This sounds stupid but at the early age I was influenced by anything. Thanks, Ester, you are a very special lady. Enjoyed your book also.
One of the Best
I have been a big fan of hers ever since I was a little girl, she is one of my favorite actresses of all time. I love to watch her films, I could watch them over and over again and would never get tired of them. She is an excellent swimmer,a wonderful beautiful actress, and a successful business woman. You can't get much better than that. She is one of a kind, and I think it's safe to say that there will probably never be another one like her. For me, she is one actress that will never be forgotten.
she is a very good swimmer and i like her acting alot .
- Carolee Corley
Esther was my Idol growing up. I loved every one of her movies, what a swimmer. I thought that she was a very good actress. She always made such happy movies. I wanted to be just like her. A natural beauty and that came across in her many films, I just wish she had made more. I would give anything to meet her just once in my lifetime. Thanks, Carolee
One of my favorite actresses
- Maxine L. Riddle
I don't remember seeing her films in the 50's, so I have really enjoyed her films on TCM and I've watched them many times. Her films starring with Van Johnson are my favorites. Her interviews with Robert Osborne have been particularly interesting to me. I would like to see more of them.
- eva iervolino
Esher Williams was my favorite actress, and seeing or reading about her reminds me of my youth. I wish her all the happiness..........Eva
- Eula Hyatt
I was a young girl in the 50' and enjoyed each movie I saw with Ms. Williams. I saw at least 14 of the 28 you have listed. She was one of my favorite stars. Thanks for having her Bio on your website.
Esther Williams film bio.
- Milton Rodness
Your bio of Esther William films DID NOT INCLUDE (1) a scene in the film "A Guy Named Joe" with Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunn and Van Johnson. Also, you omitted the film "Easy to Love" in which she starred with Van Johnson and preceeded "Bathing Beauty". If I'm wron let me know. You might double check with Miss Williams,
A true mermaid
Esther Williams is the true vision of what a real mermaid should be. Her movies were quite professional and her underwater work was amazing. It is no lie to say that she is the reason synchronized swimming is a sport today.
Idol and mentor
- Susan Curley
I had the pleasure of meeting Esther when I was ten years old and visiting MGM. She was beautiful, gracious and kind to me and encouraged me to swim for fun and fitness. Because of her encouragement I have been a swimmer throughout my life.
Most Beautiful Bather
Esther Williams is one of my favorite actresses of all time. She is definatley the most beutiful actress that hollywood has ever seen. And she can act too!!!
The greatest !!!
- Ileana Cabanas
She was wonderful. The first time a saw one of her movies was in Cuba, when I was around 8 years old. I'm a good swimmer myself, so I used to imitate her on those beautiful back strokes. She's still one of my favorites. There will be nobody like her.
Greatest influence in my life
I was a young girl in Ottawa around l952 when I saw my first Esther Williams movie. I was hooked....I became a swimming instructor at age 18 and by the time I was 19, I went to Weeki Wachee, Florida to become a mermaid... Now, in 2006 I still watch all the Esther Williams movies that you show on Turner Classic Movies....I wish you would show more as it's very difficult to find her movies anywhere else. Judy Gauvreau
Isn't she wonderful.
- Jennifer T
Just wanted to comment on Esther Williams. I grew up in the 70's and the first time I saw one of her films I was hooked. No matter where I am, when one of Mrs. Williams movies is coming on, I make sure that I am tuned in. She has the ability to take you through all of her emotions with her. Please play more of her movies on regular basis. Thank you.