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Esther Williams (Esther Jane Williams)

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Biography

Inglewood, California, USA
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 Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942). She became Mickey Rooney's love interest in the movie, and her character was called Sheila Brooks. Following this short movie, stardom was not far away. MGM created a special subgenre for her known as "Aqua Musicals". Read more...

Actor

Character: Ellen Bright

A Guy Named Joe 1943

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Character: Caroline Brooks

Bathing Beauty 1944

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Character: Cynthia Glenn

Thrill of a Romance 1945

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Character: Connie Allenbury Chandler

Easy to Wed 1946

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Character: Leonora 'Nora' Cambaretti

This Time for Keeps 1947

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Character: K.C. Higgins

Take Me Out to the Ball Game 1949

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Character: Annette Kellerman

Million Dollar Mermaid 1952

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Character: Whitney Young

Skirts Ahoy! 1952

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Character: Katie Higgins

Dangerous When Wet 1953

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Character: Actress in Film on TV

The Tender Trap 1955

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Character: Clips from 'Bathing Beauty' & 'Million Dollar Mermaid' etc.

That's Entertainment! 1974

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Character: Rosalind Rennolds

On an Island with You 1948

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Character: Actress 'Bathing Beauty'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Writing