Esther Williams - August 8, 2014

Happy Birthday to Esther Williams! Born on this day 1n 1921, Williams became a national swimming champ in her teens, was discovered by an MGM talent scout, and starred in a string of “Aqua Musicals,” which earned her the nickname “America’s Mermaid.”

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

Which one of Williams’ co-stars gave her her first screen kiss?

a)   Mickey Rooney

b)   Victor Mature

c)    Ricardo Montalban

d)   Red Skelton

Answer below!

 

TODAY’S CLIP

Watch highlights of Williams’ best moves!

QUOTE OF THE DAY

I was just a swimmer who got lucky.

~Esther Williams

 

DID YOU KNOW…

Williams lent her name to a line of bathing suits and swimming pools.

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

a) Mickey Rooney kissed Williams in her film debut, 1942’s Andy Hardy’s Double Life.