SUTS DAY 8-ESTHER WILLIAMS

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TCM airs 13 films starring the Million Dollar Mermaid and celebrates what would have been her 95th birthday today.  Here are my picks:

Bathing Beauty (1944)

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Esther’s first starring role.  She plays a swimming instructor at a women’s college who is pursued by Red Skelton.


Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)

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Arguably, this is Esther’s best movie.  She plays famous swimmer Annette Kellerman, one  of the first athlete turned actor.


Neptune’s Daughter (1949)

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The movie has a weird plot of mistaken identity.  Who would mistake Red Skelton for Ricardo Montalbon?!!!  Anyway, the movie is known for introducing the song “Baby, it’s Cold Outside.”

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