In 1959, she starred in an unsold pilot for a proposed anthology series called, "The Esther Williams Show".
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The popular "Andy Hardy" series movies were MGM's tests for its promising stars such as Judy Garland
, Lana Turner
and Donna Reed
. If you didn't make it in those pictures, you were never heard from again.
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 they hadn't been canceled because of World War II.
Being an acclaimed swimming champion, her films usually had elaborate dance sequences involving swimming.