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Esther Williams

Esther Williams

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Take Me Out to... Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Esther Williams. Step up to the plate for this... more info $9.71was $14.98 Buy Now

Jupiter's... Esther Williams stars as the beautiful woman whose love saves Rome in this... more info $17.56was $21.99 Buy Now

Skirts Ahoy! ... Three women, three different situations: Whitney (Williams), a rich girl who... more info $14.36was $17.99 Buy Now

The Duchess of... She can ski too! Slipping a fur-lined parka over her trademark bathing suit,... more info $14.36was $17.99 Buy Now

Tim Holt... Tim Holt 'The Cowboy Star of the Movies' as his long running comic book called... more info $31.96was $40.99 Buy Now

Texas... Esther Williams dazzles the eye and Red Skelton tickles the funny bone in Texas... more info $14.36was $17.99 Buy Now

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Born: August 8, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Inglewood, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Won several local swimming championships; after earning the Pacific Coast Championship was signed for the 1940 Olympics (which were ultimately cancelled when WWII began)
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Left college and worked as stock clerk and part-time model at I Magin store
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Impressario Billy Rose co-starred her with Johnny Weissmuller in his San Francisco Aquacade; quit to marry first husband
1941:
Signed MGM contract
1942:
Film acting debut in "Andy Hardy's Double Life"
1942:
First came to attention in her first swimming film, "Bathing Beauty"
1949:
Twice made the annual exhibitors' poll of top ten boxoffice stars; placed eighth both years
1955:
Last major aqua-musical, "Jupiter's Darling"
1955:
Ended MGM contract (date approximate)
1957:
Made TV debut in "Lux Video Theatre's The Armed Venus"
1958:
Last film for three years, "Raw Wind in Eden"
1961:
Made one-shot return to films to play a leading role in "The Big Show"
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Retired from the industry in the early 1960s
1994:
Was one of the hosts of the musical compilation documentary "That's Entertainment III"

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