Hollywood Icon Esther Williams Dead at 91

Actress was known for starring roles in so-called aqua-musicals that showcased her swimming skills.
1:03 | 06/06/13

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There were bigger movie stars but no one -- the splash of Esther Williams. And Hollywood's golden age Williams starred in a series of -- musicals showcasing her spectacular skills as a swimmer and diver. Williams was the only leading lady in Hollywood who had -- look beautiful even. Under water she shared his secret with ABC's Diane Sawyer. Has -- he. They would see me in the morning and they need to hear she cut its dividend and handed them where -- -- -- men. Williams was nicknamed the million dollar mermaid after the title of one of her films. Esther Williams is also credited as one of the originators of synchronized swimming. She probably called when the sport debuted in the 1984 Olympics. It was nineteen -- and sport. And I love did I loved to watch them when she retired from the screen Esther Williams took a whole none of movie musicals with -- Proving she was literally irreplaceable. Brady hit ABC news Los Angeles.

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