In 1959, she starred in an unsold pilot for a proposed anthology series called, "The Esther Williams Show".
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[International Swimming Hall of Fame] If swimming would make his daughter grow up to look like Esther Williams, then father was willing to pay for the lessons.
Aquatic filming had its dangers according to Esther. She once broke three neck vertebrae in a dive; suffered several broken eardrums over the years; nearly drowned once when she couldn't find an underwater trapdoor exit; was almost mutilated by an out-of-control outrigger; and was nearly overcome by waves created by a camera boat that came within inches of her water skis while shooting (pregnant)...
Being an acclaimed swimming champion, her films usually had elaborate dance sequences involving swimming.