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Obituary: Esther Williams, million dollar mermaid

Esther Williams, who has died aged 91, swam through some of Hollywood’s most elaborate musical spectacles in the 1940s and 1950s. A champion swimmer turned movie star, she had a magnificent, athletic figure and a smile that kept its natural brightness even as she emerged from Technicolor pools, fountains and firework displays.  

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