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Swimmer and movie star Esther Williams dead at 91

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a teenager, Esther Williams dreamed of Olympic glory on the U.S. swim team. She had to settle instead for becoming a movie star. The self-described "Million Dollar Mermaid," whose wholesome beauty, shapely figure and aquatic skills launched an entire genre of movies — the Technicolor "aqua musicals" — died Thursday at 91. She was remembered for her Hollywood fame but also...

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