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Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

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Also Known As: Died: January 18, 2000
Born: November 9, 1913 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Austria Profession: Cast ...
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1930:
First film appearance in bit role, Georg Jacoby's "Geld auf der Strasse (Austrian)
1933:
Gained international attention when she appeared completely nude in a 10-minute sequence in Gustav Machaty's erotic romantic drama, "Extase/Ecstasy"
1937:
Moved to USA; signed by Louis B. Mayer who changed her name to Lamarr in honor of deceased actress Barbara LaMarr
1938:
Loaned out by Mayer to Walter Wanger (United Artists) and caused a sensation in her first Hollywood film, "Algiers"
1939:
First film with MGM, "Lady of the Tropics"
1942:
Received US patent for invention of a communications system that was a forerunner of spread spectrum communications
1945:
Left MGM; last film there for six years, "Her Highness and the Bellboy"
1946:
Helped form a production company, Mars Film Corporation, which made two films, "The Strange Woman" and "Dishonored Lady", starring Lamarr
1949:
Faltering career boosted by her appearance as the alluring temptress in her biggest box office success, Cecil B. DeMille's "Samson and Delilah"
1951:
Last Hollywood film for six years, "My Favorite Spy", co-starring Bob Hope
1954:
Reported she had been robbed of over $50,000 worth of jewelry; later found the missing jewelry in her home
1958:
Last film for many years, "The Female Animal"
1965:
Accused of shoplifting $86 pair of slippers from L.A. department store; acquitted
1966:
Published ghosted autobiography "Ecstasy and Me"
1971:
Fined for reporting a false rape charge
1990:
One-shot return to films, "Instant Karma", in the role of Movie Goddess
1991:
Arrested for shoplifting $21.48 worth of sundries from a drugstore in Casselberry, Florida (August 1)
1997:
Honored for her invention of spread spectrum radio technology

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