How did Esther Williams break her neck?
During the last months of her marriage to Gage, Williams struck up an affair with her co-star in Million Dollar Mermaid, Victor Mature, “the one man I never had to teach anything to, not even how to swim.” The affair lasted until Williams broke her neck while taking a 50ft swan dive during filming, and took six months
What did Esther Williams say about Johnny Weissmuller?
She reveals that Johnny Weissmuller had ‘remarkable genitalia which he loved to exhibit‘. He would ‘splash and grunt’ as he chased her. Williams concludes: ‘I think maybe he took that jungle character a little too seriously’.