Friday, June 07, 2013

Esther Williams Has Died

Esther Williams, a teenage swimming champion who became an enormous Hollywood star in a decade of watery MGM extravaganzas, died on Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was 91.

17 comments:

libby said...

She was so gorgeous. Here's a youtube compilation of what she did, if anyone is too young to remember...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYW64moSLKg

Her body in those costumes...WOW! People could barely kiss onscreen back then, Esther must have been almost soft core porn for those times!

MISCH said...

She was beautiful and healthy looking not skin and bones.
I loved watching her movies when I home sick as a kid.
If you get a chance to watch one of her interviews DO IT, she was a class act.

Robert said...

RIP, Hollywood's Mermaid!

greenmountaingal said...

RIP, Ms. Williams.

f281561 said...

I will always have the memories of watching her movies with my mom. Hopefully I can pass that on to my daughter.

Frufra said...

Oh my goodness, one of the greats. Glad she had a long life; hope it was filled with happiness. As a girl, raised by a mom who loves Classic Hollywood, I watched many of her movies. They were among my favorite musicals - what a production!

Aly said...

And she got to bed Fernando Lamas.

YoMismo-RememberKermitGosnell said...

RIP.

figgy said...

I like hearing news of people dying when it's someone who lived a long life, full and happy as far as is known. In these situations, it can be a celebration of a good life, rather than mourning, y'know? Ditto for Jean Stapleton last week.

Anna Nomys said...

What Figgy said. 91 is pretty good, nice work Mrs. Williams.

Gayeld said...

I remember watching her movies with my Grandma. Grandma loved Ester Williams.

Mala Propism said...

Aw damn. Another one of the greats gone!
Rest in Peace Esther - you were more than just a bathing beauty, you were a truly talented actress and a true Hollywood star.

auntliddy said...

Swim to the light, esther, swim to the light! Cldnt resist. Rest in peace, nice lady:)

Del Riser said...

I loved watching Esther's movies. She was so beautiful and an amazing athlete. I read her autobiography when it came out, she led quite an interesting life. RIP.

SkittleKitty said...

She's very beautiful and I think it's just the angle, but my goodness her feet look quite large in this picture. RIP.

NaughtyNurse said...

She was such a gorgeous woman. No photoshop, plastic surgery or veneers, just sheer, natural beauty and talent.

Jenn said...

I used to watch those old movies with my grandmother. Loved the ones with Ms. Williams, because they were beautiful, as was she.