WorldCat Identities

Williams, Esther 1921-2013

Works: 193 works in 427 publications in 4 languages and 7,565 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Biography  Autobiographies  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Film excerpts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Narrator, Interviewee, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PN2287.W472, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Esther Williams
Take me out to the ball game by Betty Comden( Visual )

21 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two baseball pros who moonlight as a song-and-dance team in the off-season. They both loose their hearts to the new female manager
Ziegfeld follies by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

5 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dead showman looks down upon the Earth and dreams of his perfect show. Features many stars of the WWII era
That's entertainment!( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of popular dance and song numbers from the Golden Age of the MGM musicals including scenes and numbers cut from their original films
The best of Person to person( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1953 to 1959, Edward R. Murrow formally welcomed television viewers into the homes of the twentieth century's most well-known stars and celebrities on 'Person to Person.' Features the Liberace interview re-enacted in 'Good night and good Luck.'
Neptune's daughter( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scatterbrained Betty Barrett mistakes masseur Jack Spratt for Jose O'Rourke, the captain of the South American polo team. Spratt goes along with the charade, but the situation becomes more complicated when they fall in love. Meanwhile, Betty's sensible older sister Eve fears Betty's heart will be broken when Jose returns to South America. She arranges to meet with the real O'Rourke and love soon blossoms between them as well
Dangerous when wet( Visual )

12 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman enters a contest to be the first to swim the English Channel
Esther Williams( Visual )

10 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an island with you: "While shooting on location in the South Pacific, a movie star is pursued by a handsome Naval officer who is convinced she is the girl for him"
Bathing beauty by George Sidney( Visual )

15 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songwriter Steve Elliott is about to marry Caroline Brooks. A strange woman who's been paid by Steve's agent to say she's his wife interrupts the ceremony. An angry Caroline gets her old job back teaching at a girl's college. Determined to win her back, Steve enrolls in the school to become its only male student
Million dollar mermaid( Visual )

13 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esther Williams portrays Annette Kellerman, the Australian swimmer who created a scandal in 1902 by introducing the one-piece bathing suit to America
On an island with you( Visual )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence Kingslee is a young navy lieutenant who is brought in as techninical adviser on a song-dance-and-swim film being made by screen star Rosalind Reynolds. Having once done a number with her, and been kissed at the end of a Forces show, Lawrence somehow believes she should be his girl. Her boyfriend, on the other hand, a fellow co-star of Rosalind, is just one of those who disagrees
Easy to wed( Visual )

4 editions published between 1946 and 2007 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Morning Star" has a big problem. J.B. Allenbury is a rich and mighty man who will sue the paper for $2 million because of an article which says that his daughter, Connie, is a nymphomaniac and only after married men. Reporter Bill Chandler is sent after Connie to prove that the story is true. The only problem Bill has is that he's not married, at least not yet
Jupiter's darling by George Sidney( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 216 B.C., and the mighty Hannibal of Carthage, who has conquered most of the known world, is about to launch an assault on Rome. The fiance of the new Roman dictator, the willful Amytis decides to visit the barbarian general. She is captured and accused of being a spy. Hannibal orders her to be executed. In her pleas to spare Rome, Hannibal becomes intrigued and falls under her spell. He must then decide which he covets more: the conquest of Rome or the heart of the woman he loves
Thrill of a romance( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Cynthia's new business excecutive husband leaves on business during their honeymoon, Cynthia falls for a charming war hero. He decides to take swimming lessons in order to woo her. Now Cynthia will have to choose between wealth and love
Esther Williams( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrill of a romance: A war hero takes swimming lessons in order to woo the instructor. Fiesta: A woman disguises herself as a matador to fill in for her brother. This time for keeps: A veteran falls in love with a swimmer. Pagan love song: A love story set on Tahiti. Million dollar mermaid: Dramatizes the life of Annette Kellerman. Easy to love: A water skier falls in love with her agent
Pagan love song( Visual )

8 editions published between 1950 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mimi is a half-American, half-Tahitian girl who has been raised on the island. She longs to go to the United States. Luckily, Hap Endicott arrives on the island. He's an Ohio schoolteacher who has come to manage his late uncle's coconut plantation. The two meet and begin to see more of each other
The Bob Hope show by Bob Hope( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astaire talks about his new movie, Easter Parade, and he and Bob do a sketch about a pair of down-and-out vaudevillians
Sync or swim by Cheryl Furjanic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dive into the world of elite synchonized swimming as dedicated young women compete for spots on the U.S. Synchronized Swimming team and train relentlessly in pursuit of an Olympic medal. Sync or Swim profiles hard-working athletes on a moving journey to fulfill their Olympic dreams. Day after day, these 9 swimmers hone their skills and perfect the split-second timing of their precisely choreographed routines in preparation to face their Olympic competitors. In the midst of their training, they must pull together to support a teammate who attempts to recover from an unthinkable tragedy. Juxtaposing scenes that are intense and emotional, uplifting and mesmerizing, humorous and heart breaking, Sync or Swim offers a candid, intimate look at this misunderstood sport that is so much more than sequins and smiles."--Publisher
This time for keeps( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A singing soldier has just returned home to find himself discontent with both his work at his father's opera company or to pick up where he left off with his girlfriend. Having met an aquacade showgirl while in the service, he reintroduces himself and soon romance blossoms
Easy to love by Charles Walters( Visual )

4 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water skier and swimming star Julie Hallerton falls in love with Ray Lloyd. Ray is Julie's boss and the creator and operator of the show she stars in. Julie manages to stay mostly wet, while he stays mostly disinterested in anything other than the cash receipts
Academy Award winning music from M-G-M classics, 1939-1965( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ziegfeld follies
That's entertainment!The best of Person to personEsther WilliamsMillion dollar mermaidThrill of a romanceEsther WilliamsPagan love songThe Bob Hope show
Alternative Names
America's Mermaid 1921-2013

Ester Uilyams

Esther Williams actrice américaine

Esther Williams actriz estadounidense

Esther Williams americká herečka

Esther Williams Amerikaans acteur

Esther Williams Amerikaans actrice

Esther Williams amerikansk skådespelare

Esther Williams amerikansk skodespelar

Esther Williams amerikansk skuespiller

Esther Williams atriz americana

Esther Williams competitive American swimmer and actor

Esther Williams nuotatrice e attrice statunitense

Esther Williams US-amerikanische Schwimmerin und Schauspielerin

Williams, Esther Jane

Williams, Esther Jane 1921-2013

Williams, Esther Jane, 1923-2013

Естер Вилијамс

Естер Вільямс

Уильямс, Эстер

Уильямс, Эстер американская пловчиха, актриса и сценарист

אסתר ויליאמס

אסתר ויליאמס שחקנית אמריקאית

إستر وليامز

استر ویلیامز بازیگر آمریکایی

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English (188)

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French (1)

Chinese (1)