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