- Name: Esther Williams
- Born: 08/08/1921
- Died: 06/06/2013 (91 years old)
- Occupation: Actress, swimmer, businesswoman
- Website: esther-williams.com
Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921– June 6, 2013) was an American competitive swimmer and actress. 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, she 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. While in the city, she spent five months swimming alongside Olympic gold medal winner and Tarzan star Johnny Weissmuller. Williams caught the attention of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scouts at the Aquacade. 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 synchronised swimming and diving.
School: Los Angeles City College
Alias: Esther Jane Williams
Birth Place: Inglewood, California, U.S.
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Esther Williams quotes :
When you're out of sight for as long as I was, there's a funny feeling of betrayal that comes over people when they see you again.Esther Williams
I think it's so funny when people think they can't control a movie star. They can. We're just women, you know.Esther Williams
What the public expects and what is healthy for an individual are two very different things.Esther Williams
By the time I got home at night, my eyes were so chlorinated I saw rings around every light.Esther Williams