Esther Williams Dead at 91

HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 6: Actor Esther Williams attends the 80th birthday celebration for the Hollywood Sign at the Cinerama Dome Complex during the opening night of the AFI Film Festival on November 6, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Esther Williams, the most famous synchronized swimming/movie star that will probably ever be, died in her sleep at age 91, her publicist announced Thursday. 

Williams was known as 'America's Mermaid' during her heyday, and for good reason. 

Take a look at one of her awesome underwater scenes:

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