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Esther Williams

7 August 1921 to 5 June 2013

A former swimming champion, Williams enjoyed great success at MGM during the 1940s and 50s. Her – often aquatic – films include Bathing Beauty (1944), Thrill of a Romance (1945), Take Me Out To The Ballgame (1949), Neptune’s Daughter (1949), Million Dollar Mermaid (1952), Dangerous When Wet (1953) and Jupiter’s Darling (1955).

- Read Esther Williams' Guardian obituary here