“If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
Esther Jane Williams was born 8 August 1921 and was a competitive swimmer who won 3 U.S. National championships by the age 16 and had a record-breaking time in the freestyle. She signed a contract with MGM in 1941. Esther achieved pin-up status because the number of swimsuit photos that she appeared in. She was married 4 times and had 3 children (with her 2nd husband). Esther died in her sleep on 6 June 2013 at the age of 91.
RIP Esther Williams!! Another one of the classics is gone….there will never be another million dollar mermaid.
Happy Birthday to Marion Robert Morrison (26 May 1907 - 11 June 1979)!! His middle name was changed from Robert to Mitchell when his parents wanted to name their next son Robert. Marion was better known as John Wayne and was a top box office draw for 3 decades, along with being named the all-time top money-making star. He got his first job at a local film studio after he was in a bodysurfing accident and lost his football scholarship to USC. He was majoring in pre-law. Wayne’s first leading role was in the western The Big Trail in 1930.