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Esther Williams Dead: Swimmer Turned Hollywood Star Dies at 91

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Esther Williams, the swimming champion turned Hollywood star, has died.

She was 91.

Her publicist says Williams passed away in her sleep early Thursday.

Following a successful stint as a competitive swimmer, Williams became one of the biggest movie musical stars of the 1940s and 1950s.

She was featured in films including Neptune’s Daughter, Dangerous When Wet, and Easy to Wed, part of a string of spectaculars that frequently mixed extravagant musical numbers with aquatic themes.

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