TV News LIES

Tuesday, Jul 28th

Last update11:59:54 PM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Technicolor star Esther Williams dies at age 91

Technicolor star Esther Williams dies at age 91

E-mail Print PDF

Esther WilliamsEsther Williams, the swimming champion turned actress who starred in glittering and aquatic Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 91. Williams died early Thursday in her sleep, according to her longtime publicist Harlan Boll.

Following in the footsteps of Sonja Henie, who went from skating champion to movie star, Williams became one of Hollywood's biggest moneymakers, appearing in spectacular swimsuit numbers that capitalized on her wholesome beauty and perfect figure.

Such films as "Easy to Wed," `'Neptune's Daughter" and "Dangerous When Wet" followed the same formula: romance, music, a bit of comedy and a flimsy plot that provided excuses to get Esther into the water.

The extravaganzas dazzled a second generation via television and the compilation films "That's Entertainment." Williams' co-stars included the pick of the MGM contract list, including Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalban and Howard Keel.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Jonathan Pollard Release Set for November

Jonathan PollardA federal parole board has ruled that Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted...

NFL's Arizona Cardinals hire league's first woman coach

Female coach at NFLThe Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter, believed to be the first woman to hold a...

Obama administration wants to give prisoners Pell grants

ObamaThe Obama administration is taking steps to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. Education Secretary Arne...

Intruders with Confederate flags crash black child’s birthday party

Confederate flag wavers crash birthday partyParty crashers waving Confederate flags disrupted a black child’s birthday celebration in Georgia, shouting racial slurs...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!