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Filipino man turns a two-story tomb into his family’s apartment. Lessons in cultural relativism.
(CNN) — Esther Williams, whose success as a competitive swimmer propelled her to stardom on the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s, died Thursday in California, her spokesman said Thursday.
She was 91.
Williams, who grew up in Southern California and was a U.S. swimming champion in freestyle and the breaststroke by her late teens, turned to acting after World War II canceled the 1940 Olympic Games, which she’d hoped to compete in, her official website says.
After an audition, she starred opposite Olympian and film star Johnny Weismuller in the “San Francisco Aquacade Review,” a
“Broadway musical in swimsuits,” her biography reads.
MGM then signed her, and she made her movie debut alongside Mickey Rooney in the 1942 film “Andy Hardy’s Double Life.” She went on to appear in more than 20 films through the 1950s, including “Bathing Beauty,” “Neptune’s Daughter,” and “Million Dollar Mermaid,” taking many roles that featured her as a swimmer.
She was a 1966 honoree of the Florida-based International Swimming Hall of Fame.
“Her movie career played a major role in the promotion of swimming, making it attractive to the public, contributing to the growth of the sport as a public recreation for health, exercise, water safety — and just plain fun,” her biography on the hall of fame website reads.
Remembering Jean Stapleton
June 1, 2013
As the Broadway overture from “Funny Girl” was kicking off Barbra Streisand’s London concert this evening, we were learning that an original “Funny Girl” cast member had died. Jean Stapleton, who co-starred opposite Barbra as Mrs. Strakosh in that 1964 production passed away on May 31 at her home in New York. She was 90.
Despite her incredible resume as a theatrical performer, Stapleton will be best remembered for playing Edith Bunker on the landmark ’70s sitcom, “All in the Family.” She won three Emmys for that role.
Jean Stapleton’s role in “Funny Girl” is being included in most broadcast and online remembrances today.
(Photo: Getty Images Contributor)
Ottavio Missoni, founder of the global family fashion empire that spawned the no-bra look and revolutionized textile patterns with its trademark bold stripes and zig-zag patterns, died on Thursday aged 92.
# RIP George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81
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Post mortem photo of a child
Test tube baby pioneer Sir Robert Edwards dies
ITV News: Britain’s Sir Robert Edwards, the Nobel prize-winning scientist who pioneered the development of test tube babies, has died after a long illness, Cambridge University has announced.
Professor Edwards was honoured in 2010 with the prize for medicine for his breakthrough, conceived through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).
Photo: Professor Robert Edwards with the first test tube baby, Louise Brown. (Chris Radburn/PA Archive)
Judith Norris, 70, died in a car accident Friday, much to the chagrin of the heart disease that had been trying to kill her for years.