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 2,506,460 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Esther Williams is the 1,412th most popular actor (down from 1,156th in 2019), the 2,532nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,130th in 2019) and the 693rd most popular American Actor.

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  • 2.5M

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  • 65.45

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  • 42

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  • 2.64

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  • 5.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Esther Williams ranks 1,412 out of 10,030Before her are James McAvoy, Heather Locklear, Richard Basehart, Marta Eggerth, Michelle Williams, and Michael Ironside. After her are Ben Johnson, Paul Rudd, Uta Hagen, Shilpa Shetty, Massimo Girotti, and Charles Vanel.

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Among people born in 1921, Esther Williams ranks 129Before her are Jaroslav Drobný, Deanna Durbin, Anne Golon, Abe Vigoda, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, and Angelo Dundee. After her are Arthur Grumiaux, Ralph Asher Alpher, Darío Moreno, Raymond Williams, Michalina Wisłocka, and Ilse Aichinger. Among people deceased in 2013, Esther Williams ranks 118Before her are Deanna Durbin, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Tony Sheridan, Tom Sharpe, Marta Eggerth, and Luis Cubilla. After her are Hilary Koprowski, Alvin Lee, Mitja Ribičič, Colin Davis, Bernadette Lafont, and Ronnie Biggs.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Esther Williams ranks 2,532 out of 15,968Before her are Michelle Williams (1980), Henry A. Wallace (1888), Dennis Wilson (1944), Michael DeBakey (1908), Nelson Algren (1909), and Harvey Cushing (1869). After her are Ben Johnson (1918), Paul Rudd (1969), Leonard Susskind (1940), James M. Cain (1892), William Labov (1927), and Paul Robeson (1898).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Esther Williams ranks 693Before her are Diane Ladd (1935), Stella Adler (1901), Michael Parks (1940), Heather Locklear (1961), Richard Basehart (1914), and Michelle Williams (1980). After her are Ben Johnson (1918), Paul Rudd (1969), David Strathairn (1949), Henry Silva (1928), Jo Van Fleet (1915), and Amber Heard (1986).

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