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Esther Williams

1921 - 2013

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Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013) was an American competitive swimmer and actress. She set regional and national records in her late teens on the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team. Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics because of the outbreak of World War II, she joined Billy Rose's Aquacade, where she took on the role vacated by Eleanor Holm after the show's move from New York City to San Francisco. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Esther Williams has received more than 2,742,963 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Esther Williams is the 1,284th most popular actor (up from 1,412th in 2019), the 2,273rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,531st in 2019) and the 624th most popular American Actor.

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  • 2.7M

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  • 56.31

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Esther Williams ranks 1,284 out of 9,996Before her are Machiko Kyō, Helene Weigel, Josh Duhamel, Brad Davis, Anthony Daniels, and Lorenzo Lamas. After her are Marie-Christine Barrault, Robert Pattinson, Michael Parks, Geraldine Page, Estelle Getty, and Kate Jackson.

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Among people born in 1921, Esther Williams ranks 115Before her are Jean Behra, Géza Anda, Ágnes Keleti, Wolfgang Borchert, Arthur Grumiaux, and Hannah Szenes. After her are Virgilio Barco Vargas, Shin Kyuk-ho, Alex Haley, Ralph Asher Alpher, Pierre Clostermann, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Among people deceased in 2013, Esther Williams ranks 99Before her are Zillur Rahman, Seamus Heaney, Tony Lip, Joe Weider, Dominique Venner, and Jacques Vergès. After her are Wolfgang Sawallisch, Taihō Kōki, Tuncel Kurtiz, Seki Matsunaga, Ray Harryhausen, and Alvin Lee.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Esther Williams ranks 2,273 out of 18,182Before her are Delphine LaLaurie (1787), Tonya Harding (1970), Lorenzo Lamas (1958), Frank McCourt (1930), Nick Castle (1947), and Betsy Ross (1752). After her are Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), Michael Parks (1940), Geraldine Page (1924), Estelle Getty (1923), Kate Jackson (1948), and Ellery Harding Clark (1874).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Esther Williams ranks 624Before her are Chris Sarandon (1942), Pat Hingle (1924), Jessica Biel (1982), Josh Duhamel (1972), Brad Davis (1949), and Lorenzo Lamas (1958). After her are Michael Parks (1940), Geraldine Page (1924), Estelle Getty (1923), Kate Jackson (1948), Jason Bateman (1969), and Bea Arthur (1922).

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