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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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Filmography

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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
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
Cynthia Glenn
 1943 A Guy Named Joe
Ellen Bright
 1942 Inflation (Short)
Mrs. Smith
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Autobiography: "The Million Dollar Mermaid", co-authored with Digby Diehl, Simon & Schuster, 1999. 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[as a young player to the MGM boss who had scolded her] Mr. Mayer, please don't yell at me. You can make movies, but you can't get to the end of the pool first. So you can't yell at me 'til you can. See more »

Trivia:

Youngest of five children. The others were Stanton, June, Maurine and David. 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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