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Biography:
Birth Name: Esther Williams
Born: 08/08/1921
Birth Place: Inglewood, California, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Died: 06/06/2013

Born Esther Jane Williams in Inglewood, CA on Aug. 8, 1921, she took to the water at a very early age, earning her first paycheck at the age of eight as a towel girl at a local swimming pool. Her older brother Stanton Williams was the first member of the family to become a star by appearing in a handful of silent films and stage productions before his untimely death at age 16. His sister took the athletic route and gained fame as a teenage swimming champion; by 16, she had earned three national championship titles in freestyle and breaststroke. Eventually, she made the 1940 Olympic swimming team, but her dreams of a medal were dashed by the outbreak of World War II.

Undaunted, she took up ... Continue Bio >>

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