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Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Big Swimming Pool In The Sky

Esther Williams, the star of many M-G-M musicals, has died at the age of 91.  It's hard to believe in this day and age that there was a time when a person could become a major movie star based on the fact that she was a good swimmer,  but it's true.  It didn't hurt that she looked good in a bathing suit. To be fair, she was a pleasant presence on screen, and she was a passable  singer and dancer,  able to share a screen with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra  (in Take Me Out To The Ballgame) without making a fool of herself. 

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