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Ziegfeld Girl... Nobody knew how to create a spectacular show-stopping number better than Busby... more info $5.99was $19.98 Buy Now

Classic Double... Screen vixen Hedy Lamarr brings the heat in this fabulous double feature. Giving... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

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The Story Of... Here is the most far-out courtroom thriller you’ll ever see. The setting is... more info $19.99was $19.99 Buy Now

Crossroads... With a lovely new bride by his side and a diplomatic appointment imminent, David... more info $19.99was $19.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: January 18, 2000
Born: November 9, 1913 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Austria Profession: Cast ...


Lamarr and composer George Anthiel received a patent for an idea they had to aid the war effort. It was a "secret communications technique" that would allow for control of armed torpedoes over long distances without detection by an enemy or without jamming. The technology was a precursor of spread-spectrum communications that is utilized in such items as cellular phones and microprocessors. Lamarr and Antheil received a 1997 EFF Pioneer Award for their efforts.

Cecil B. Demille reportedly had trouble filming Lamarr because of her limited knowledge of English and inability to emote on screen: "The only consolation . . . was she was convincingly alluring and that she could be relied on to remember her lines." --Charles Higham in his book "Cecil B. DeMille" (from FILM DOPE, Volume 32)

Lamarr's revenge came years later in a FILMS IN REVIEW interview when she implied that DeMille lusted after her feet. --from FILM DOPE, Volume 32

"When I die," Lamarr once told a friend, summing up her devil-may-care life, "I want on my gravestone: 'Thank you very much for a colorful life.'" --From her obituary in LOS ANGELES TIMES, January 20, 2000

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