Esther Williams & Ben Gage

Ben Gage and Esther Williams

Ben Gage and Esther Williams  

Esther Williams and Ben Gage were married for 13 years. They dated for 1 year after getting together in Sep 1944 and married on 25th Nov 1945. 13 years later they divorced on 20th Apr 1959.

They had 3 children, Benjamin Stanton (67), Kimball Austin (65) and Susan Tenney (63).


American Actress Esther Williams passed away on 6th Jun 2013 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 91. Born Esther Jane Williams on 8th August, 1921 in Inglewood, California, USA and educated at Glendale Union High School, Glendale, California, Esther Williams is most remembered for The Million Dollar Mermaid in a career that spanned 1942–1963. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

American Singer Ben Gage was born on 18th March, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away on 28th Apr 1978 Los Angeles, California aged 64. He is most remembered for Singing Dubber, Husband of Esther Williams. His zodiac sign is Pisces.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingSep 1944 - 25th Nov 1945 1 year, 3 months
Married25th Nov 1945 - Apr 1959 13 years, 4 months
Total Sep 1944 - Apr 1959 72 years, 2 months

(25 November 1945 - 20 April 1959) (divorced) 3 children
three children, two sons and one daughter. Benjamin Stanton "Ben" Gage was born on August 6, 1949. Second son, Kimball was born on October 30, 1950. And only daughter, Susan Tenney "Susie" Gage was born on October 1, 1953.
She married singer/actor Ben Gage on November 25, 1945; they had three children, Benjamin Stanton (born August 6, 1949),
Kimball Austin (October 30, 1950 – May 6, 2008) and Susan Tenney (born October 1, 1953). In her autobiography, she portrayed Gage as an alcoholic parasite who squandered $10 million of her earnings. Gage and Williams separated in 1952, and divorced in April 1959.
During the filming of Pagan Love Song in Hawaii, Williams found out she was pregnant with her third child, and notified the studio in California. Gage had met a man at the hotel who owned a ham radio and convinced the man to let them use it to call California. What they failed to realize at the time, though, was that anyone could be listening in on their conversation, and news of her pregnancy was broadcast to the entire West Coast.

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Relationship Timeline

20th April, 1959 - Divorce

1st October, 1953 - Child

December, 1952 - Breakup

30th October, 1950 - Child

6th August, 1949 - Child

25th November, 1945 - Marriage

September, 1944 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Esther Williams
Ben Gage
Esther Williams
Ben Gage
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 8½" (174 cm)
6' 6" (198 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Light
Brown - Dark
Eye Color
Brown - Light
Brown - Dark


Benjamin StantonMale6th August, 194967 years old
Kimball AustinMale30th October, 195065 years old
Susan TenneyFemale1st October, 195363 years old



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