ESTHER WILLIAMS ~ Born: Aug 8, 1921 in LA. Died: June 6, 2013 (age 91) in her sleep. Her youth was spent as a teen swimming champ & was later spotted by a MGM talent scout. She made her film debut with MGM in a picture called "Andy Hardy's Double Life" (1942). MGM created a special sub-genre for her known as "Aqua Musicals". Her first swimming role was in "Bathing Beauty" (1944) & starred in "The One Piece Bathing Suit" (1952). She retired from the movie industry in the 1960s.