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Williams in 1950

Source: Wikipedia

Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013) was an American competitive swimmer and actress.

Fact file

  • Born: Esther Jane Williams August 8, 1921 Inglewood, California, US
  • Died: June 6, 2013 (aged 91) Los Angeles, US
  • Cause of death: Natural causes
  • Resting place: Cremated, ashes scattered at sea
  • Education: Washington High School
  • Alma mater: Los Angeles City College
  • Occupation: Actress, swimmer, businesswoman
  • Years active: 1942–1963
  • Spouse(s): Leonard Kovner (m. 1940; div. 1944) Ben Gage (m. 1945; div. 1959) Fernando Lamas (m. 1969; died 1982) Edward Bell (m. 1994)
  • Children: 3
  • Website: http://www.esther-williams.com

Read more about Esther Williams at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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New DVDs/downloads: Esther Williams, Paul Williams, more
USA Today Movies, 2014-08-05 15:08:31
This week's notable releases also include 'Phantom of the Paradise' and 'Community.'         

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Hollywood Reporter, 2013-10-18 17:00:00
The plan to turn the legendary hotel where Esther Williams gave swimming lessons and Whitney Houston died into the West Coast's first Waldorf Astoria starts construction in 2014.read more

Video: Passage: Esther William, an American mermaid
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2013-06-09 14:53:51
"Sunday Morning" remembers Esther Williams, the swimmer-turned-Hollywood star, who died this week at age 91. From the mid-1940s through the '50s, Williams starred in a series of aquatic spectaculars that made her one of the most popular stars of the era.

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