Friday, Oct 28th

Last update05:20:13 AM 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.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Leaders of Oregon standoff acquitted of federal charges

Oregon standoff leaders acquittedThe leaders of an armed group who seized a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were...

Sheriff’s Office Removes Protesters From Dakota Access Pipeline Site

Sheriff removes Dakota protestersAuthorities in North Dakota began arresting Dakota Access Pipeline opponents on Thursday afternoon at a protest...

Justice Thomas Accused of Groping Woman at 1999 Dinner Party

Clarence ThomasA woman is accusing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of groping her at a dinner...

Obama commutes sentences of 98 inmates

Obama commutes 98 sentencesPresident Obama has commuted the sentences of 98 inmates, the White House announced Thursday. It was...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!