Hedy Lamarr Overview:

Legendary actress, Hedy Lamarr, was born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler on Nov 9, 1913 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]. Lamarr died at the age of 86 on Jan 19, 2000 in Orlando, FL and was cremated and her ashes scattered in Wienerwald Forest near Vienna Austria.

MINI BIO:

Perhaps the most beautiful actress ever to appear on screen. A kittenish pretty face surrounded by raven black hair, and a sublime figure. Hedy was physical perfection and quite enough to take one's breath away - which she did when sensationally appearing nude in the Czech film Extase. She married a millionaire and was out of show business for five years before Louis B. Mayer signed her up for MGM but never really allowed her to let loose the sensuality that played about the lips and could have made her a screen immortal. Ultimately married and divorced six times, including (third) John Loder from 1943 to 1947. Born in Austria. Suffered from poor sight in later years. Co-invented a radar device during World War II. Died from natural causes.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Lamarr was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

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By Judy on May 6, 2020 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

Bombshell: The Story (2017) is that rare documentary that is somehow uplifting–even when its tale is not. The fact that Bombshell is a story of triumph amidst adversity makes it a perfect film for our time. I knew the bare outlines of Lamarr’s story: the scandalous film that ... Read full article


Film on Inspiring Feminist

By Judy on May 6, 2020 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

Bombshell: The Story (2017) is that rare documentary that is somehow uplifting–even when its tale is not. The fact that Bombshell is a story of triumph amidst adversity makes it a perfect film for our time. I knew the bare outlines of Lamarr’s story: the scandalous film that ... Read full article


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By Virginie Pronovost on Nov 10, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

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Hedy Lamarr Quotes:

Dr. David S. Cousins: Say, women are supposed to scream, are you afraid of mice?
Madeleine Damien: No but next time I'll scream.


Victor Kranish: How's the insomnia?
Madeleine Damien: Oh, I found some new sleeping pills. Red ones this time.


Madeleine Damien: Men prefer to keep their illusions, don't they.


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Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 337-338. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Took her, then new, stage name (Lamarr) in memory of Barbara La Marr, the silent screen star.

Became a naturalized citizen of the United States on 10 April 1953.

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