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Esther Williams

Esther Jane Williams (born August 8, 1921, although some sources cite 1922) is a retired American competitive swimmer and MGM movie star. Williams set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team. Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics because of the outbreak of World War II, Williams joined Billy Rose's Aquacade, where she took on the role vacated by Eleanor Holm after the show's move from New York City to San Francisco. There, she spent five months swimming alongside Olympic swimmer and Tarzan star, Johnny Weissmuller. It was at the Aquacade that Williams caught the attention of MGM scouts. After appearing in several small roles, alongside Mickey Rooney in an Andy Hardy film, and future five time co-star Van Johnson in A Guy Named Joe, Williams made a series of films in the 1940s and early 1950s known as "aquamusicals", which featured elaborate performances with synchronized swimming and diving. From 1945 to 1949, Williams had at least one film listed among the 20 highest grossing films of the year. In 1952, Williams appeared in her only biographical role, as Australian swimming star Annette Kellerman in Million Dollar Mermaid, which would go on to become her nickname while at MGM. Williams left MGM in 1956 and appeared in a handful of unsuccessful feature films, followed by several extremely popular water-themed television specials, including one from Cypress Gardens, Florida. Since her retirement from film in the 1960s, Williams has become a businesswoman, lending her name to a line of swimming pools and retro swimwear, instructional swimming videos for children, and serving as a commentator for synchronized swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. As of 2011 Williams lives with her fourth husband, Edward Bell, in Beverly Hills. Description above from the Wikipedia article Esther Williams, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Родился:
Aug 8, 1921 в Inglewood, California, U.S.
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
46
Впервые появился:
на movie Inflation 1942-01-01
Последний проект:
Series Private Screenings 2017
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Querida Concha
Poster of Million Dollar Mermaid
Poster of Texas Carnival
Poster of Pagan Love Song
Фильмография
Series Private Screenings Unknown 2017
Кино Glorious Technicolor Herself 1998-01-01
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Кино That's Entertainment! III Herself - Co-Host / Narrator 1994-07-01
Series MGM: When the Lion Roars 1992-03-22
Series Querida Concha Unknown 1992-09-08
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Кино That's Entertainment! Clips from 'Bathing Beauty' & 'Million Dollar Mermaid' etc. (archive footage) 1974-06-21
Кино La fuente mágica Hyacinth Tower 1963-02-04
Кино The Big Show Hillary Allen 1961-05-10
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1961-12-11
Series The Big Party 1959-10-08
Кино Raw Wind in Eden Laura 1958-09-19
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Series Шоу Стива Аллена Unknown 1956-06-24
Series Шоу Дины Шор Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Театр Зейна Грея Unknown 1956-10-05
Кино The Unguarded Moment Lois Conway 1956-11-01
Кино Jupiter's Darling Amytis 1955-02-18
Series The Jimmy Durante Show Unknown 1954-10-02
Кино Dangerous When Wet Katie Higgins 1953-07-03
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино Easy to Love Julie Hallerton 1953-12-25
Кино Skirts Ahoy! Whitney Young 1952-05-28
Кино Million Dollar Mermaid Annette Kellerman 1952-12-04
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Кино Texas Carnival Debbie Telford 1951-10-05
Кино Callaway Went Thataway Esther Williams (uncredited) 1951-11-15
Series Люкс-видео театр Unknown 1950-10-02
Кино Duchess Of Idaho Christine Riverton Duncan 1950-07-14
Кино Pagan Love Song Mimi Bennett 1950-12-26
Кино Take Me Out to the Ball Game K.C. Higgins 1949-03-09
Кино Neptune's Daughter Eve Barrett 1949-06-10
Кино On an Island with You Rosalind Rennolds 1948-05-03
Series Шоу Эда Салливана Unknown 1948-06-20
Кино This Time for Keeps Nora Cambaretti 1947-10-17
Кино Fiesta Maria Morales 1947-06-12
Кино The Hoodlum Saint Kay Lorrison 1946-04-04
Кино Till the Clouds Roll By Esther Williams (uncredited) 1946-12-05
Кино Easy to Wed Connie Allenbury Chandler 1946-07-25
Кино Thrill of a Romance Cynthia Glenn 1945-05-23
Кино Ziegfeld Follies Esther Williams ('A Water Ballet') 1945-08-13
Кино Bathing Beauty Caroline Brooks 1944-07-01
Кино A Guy Named Joe Ellen Bright 1944-03-01
Кино Inflation Mrs. Smith 1942-01-01
Кино Andy Hardy's Double Life Sheila Brooks 1942-12-01