Saturday, April 17, 2010
Esther Williams, was a teenage swimming champion. She was spotted by a MGM talent scout while working in a Los Angeles department store.
She made her first film with MGM in a 1942 "Andy Hardy" picture called Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942). Soon after MGM created a special genre for her known as "Aqua Musicals". Her first swimming role was in Bathing Beauty (1944). Esther Williams was called "America's Mermaid", because it seemed she could stay underwater forever!
Esther Williams, is one of my favorite actress. I hope you enjoy reading about her movies as much as I have enjoyed putting together this blog..