shows http://wlrn.org en Taking The Plunge http://wlrn.org/post/taking-plunge <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>UPDATE &nbsp;June 6, 2013 14:43 p.m.:</strong> (AP)&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Esther Williams, the swimming champion turned actress who starred in glittering and aquatic Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 91.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; ">Williams died early Thursday in her sleep, according to her longtime publicist Harlan Boll.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; ">Following in the footsteps of Sonja Henie, who went from skating champion to movie star, Williams became one of Hollywood's biggest moneymakers, appearing in spectacular swimsuit numbers that capitalized on her wholesome beauty and perfect figure.</p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal; font-family: sans-serif; text-align: left; overflow: hidden; ">&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 20:00:36 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 1444 at http://wlrn.org Taking The Plunge Interview: Jad Abumrad Of Radiolab http://wlrn.org/post/interview-jad-abumrad-radiolab <p></p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:40:54 +0000 WLRN Staff 2432 at http://wlrn.org Interview: Jad Abumrad Of Radiolab