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    Esther Williams Signed Contract. An Olympic-level swimmer and diver as well as a skilled actress, Williams' movies often found various plots to get her into a pool for elaborately staged swimming scenes, often at a physical cost to the performer. She broke her neck filming a 50-foot dive off a tower during a climactic musical number for the 1952 release "Million Dollar Mermaid," putting her in a body cast for six months, and her many hours spent submerged more than once resulted in ruptured eardrums. On several other occasions she nearly drowned shooting her oxygen-defying stunts. These William Morris contracts, dated September 30, 1948 and June 2, 1964, placed her in arguably safer environments -- on the radio for three years and on an off-Broadway Stage for one year in the play "Once More With Feeling," respectively. Both are in Excellent condition with rusted staples and the usual staple and binder holes along the top edge. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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