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Esther Williams (I) (1921–2013)


Esther Jane Williams was born on August 8, 1921 in Inglewood, California. Her youth was spent as a teenage swimming champion and she won three United States National championships. She eventually was spotted by a MGM talent scout while working in a Los Angeles department store. She made her film debut with MGM in an "Andy Hardy" picture called ... See full bio »

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 1961 The Big Show
Hillary Allen
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sarah Harmon
- The Black Wagon (1960) ... Sarah Harmon
 1960 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Molly
- The Career Woman (1960) ... Molly
 1958 Raw Wind in Eden
Laura
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Vicki
- The Armed Venus (1957) ... Vicki
 1956 The Unguarded Moment
Lois Conway
 1955 Jupiter's Darling
Amytis
 1953 Easy to Love
Julie Hallerton
 1953 Dangerous When Wet
Katie Higgins
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
Annette Kellerman
 1952 Skirts Ahoy!
Whitney Young
 1951 Texas Carnival
Debbie Telford
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Kay Lorrison
 1943 A Guy Named Joe
Ellen Bright
 1942 Inflation (Short)
Mrs. Smith
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1959, she starred in an unsold pilot for a proposed anthology series called, "The Esther Williams Show". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

My life was of no importance to him at all. The shot was the thing. -- EW, speaking of Busby Berkeley while recalling a dangerous water-skiing shoot at Cypress Gardens, Florida. See more »

Trivia:

Grandstepmother of Shayne Lamas and A.J. Lamas. See more »

Trademark:

Being an acclaimed swimming champion, her films usually had elaborate dance sequences involving swimming.

Nickname:

America's Mermaid

Star Sign:

Leo

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