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OFFBEAT: Actress Shelia MacRae remembered for Classic Hollywood dedication

OFFBEAT: Actress Shelia MacRae remembered for Classic Hollywood dedication

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 15, 2014 12:00 am
MGM Actress Esther Williams, second to the left, at Dinner Party in Gary in the 1950s

MGM Actress Esther Williams, second to the left, at Dinner Party in Gary in the 1950s

MGM Actress Esther Williams, second to the left, is shown at a dinner party in her honor at the Ellis Family home in Gary in the 1950s.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Lake Central grad author talking online dating for Hospice charity dinner

OFFBEAT: Lake Central grad author talking online dating for Hospice charity dinner

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am
Esther Williams MGM Publicity Photo for "Dangerous When Wet" 1953

Esther Williams MGM Publicity Photo for "Dangerous When Wet" 1953

Esther Williams starred in the 1953 MGM film "Dangerous When Wet," featuring actor Fernando Lamas as her love interest while he was romantically linked to actress Lana Turner at the time. In 1969, Lamas became Williams' third husband.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am
Esther Williams Swimming Pool Marking Kit

Esther Williams Swimming Pool Marking Kit

Small fold-out diorama sales kits depicting the designs of the Esther Williams Swimming Pool line were used as marketing tolls.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Region native remembers Esther Williams sold pools

OFFBEAT: Region native remembers Esther Williams sold pools

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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New York Gossip Columnist Earl Wilson with Actresses Esther Williams and Marilyn Monroe at a Hollywood Party in 1952

New York Gossip Columnist Earl Wilson with Actresses Esther Williams and Marilyn Monroe at a Hollywood Party in 1952

New York Gossip Columnist Earl Wilson with actresses Esther Williams and Marilyn Monroe at a Hollywood party in 1952.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am
Esther Williams At Home Poolside in 1948

Esther Williams At Home Poolside in 1948

Actress and former national swimming champion Esther Williams is shown poolside at her home in Hollywood in this June 10, 1948 photo. "Big, elaborate pools just aren't necessary for home use," Williams maintained, referring to her "miniature pool" measuring about 20 by 30 feet.

June 10, 2013 12:00 am
MGM Movie Star Esther Williams with Times Columnist Philip Potempa in June 1996 in Chicago

MGM Movie Star Esther Williams with Times Columnist Philip Potempa in June 1996 in Chicago

Times Columnist Philip Potempa interviewing actress Esther Williams in the swimwear department of Marshall Field's department store in June 1996.

June 10, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Swimming movie star Esther Williams dead at age 91

OFFBEAT: Swimming movie star Esther Williams dead at age 91

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Theatre at the Center's 'Glorious Feeling' a toe-tapping tribute

OFFBEAT: Theatre at the Center's 'Glorious Feeling' a toe-tapping tribute

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 13, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Columbia Restaurant a Florida jewel, special guest for tonight's 'Quartet'

OFFBEAT: Columbia Restaurant a Florida jewel, special guest for tonight's 'Quartet'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Today's Celebrity Birthdays for Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010

Today's Celebrity Birthdays for Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010

Our daily look at notable names adding another year on this day.

August 08, 2010 12:00 am
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