Esther Williams

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Esther Jane Williams
  • Birth Place: Inglewood, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/18/1921, Leo
  • Date of Death: 06/06/2013
  • Profession: Actor; athlete
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Esther Williams Fast Facts:
  • Took on her first job at age 8 as a towel girl at a local swimming pool.
  • Was a champion swimmer, and qualified for the 1940 U.S. Olympic team, though the games were canceled when WWII broke out.
  • Broke into show business opposite Johnny Weismuller in the San Francisco Aquacade, an aquatic-themed stage musical review.
  • Has had successful licensing agreements for a number of products, lending her own brand name to swimming pools and swimsuits.
  • Retired from film in the early '60s at the insistence of her then-husband Fernando Lamas.
  • Wrote her autobiography, Million Dollar Mermaid, in 1999 with co-author Digby Diehl.
  • Esther Williams Relationships:
  • Leonard Kovner - Ex-husband
  • Susan Gage Woodward - Daughter
  • Lorenzo Lamas - Stepson
  • Lou Williams - Father
  • Stanton Williams - Brother
  • Victor Mature - Ex-significant Other
  • Edward Bell - Husband
  • Benjamin Stanton Gage - Son
  • Bula Williams - Mother
  • Maureen Williams - Sister
  • Jeff Chandler - Ex-significant Other
  • Ben Gage - Ex-husband
  • Kimball Austin Gage - Son
  • Tima Alexander Bell - Stepson
  • Fernando Lamas - Husband (deceased)
  • Anthony Bell - Stepson
  • Esther Williams Awards:
  • 1956 Golden Globe: Hollywood Citizenship Award - Winner
  • 1952 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, California, United States

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