Hedy Lamarr

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Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr in a 1940 MGM publicity still.jpg
Publicity photo, c. 1940
BornHedwig Eva Maria Kiesler
November 09,1914
Dee'dJanuary 19,2000 (age:85)
Casselberry, Florida, United States.
Restin place
Central Cemetery, Vienna, Austria.
ThriftActress, Inventor, Model
Years active1930–1958
Hauf-marrae(s)Fritz Mandl
(m. 1933–1937; divorced)
Gene Markey
(m. 1939–1941; divorced; 1 child)
John Loder
(m. 1943–1947; divorced; 2 children)
Teddy Stauffer
(m. 1951–1952; divorced)
W. Howard Lee
(m. 1953–1960; divorced)
Lewis J. Boies
(m. 1963–1965; divorced)
PawrentsGertrud Kiesler (mother) Emil Kiesler (father)

Hedy Lamarr (/ˈhɛdi/; born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, November 09,1914 – January 19, 2000)[a] wis an Austrick an American film actress an inventor.[1] Hedy Lamarr was the stage by which she was known. Hedywas born on the 9th of November in 1914 to parents Emil Kiesler and Gertrud or “Trude” Kiesler in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. Her birth name was Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler. She was born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler on November 9, 1914 in Vienna, Austria. At 17 year auld, Hedy starred in her first film, a German project called Geld auf der Strase. Hedy continued her film career by working on both German and Czechoslavakian productions. The 1932 German film Exstase brocht her to the attention of Hollywood producers, and she soon signed a contract with MGM. Once in Hollywood, she officially changed her name to Hedy Lamarr and starred in her first Hollywood film, Algiers (1938), opposite Charles Boyer. She continued to land parts opposite the most popular and talented actors of the day, including Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable, and Jimmy Stewart. Some of her films include an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flat (1942), White Cargo (1942), Cecil B. DeMille’s Samson and Delilah (1949), and The Female Animal (1957). Hedy Lamarr, original name Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, (born November 9, 1913/14, Vienna, Austria—died January 19, 2000, near Orlando, Florida, U.S.), Austrian-born American film star who was often typecast as a provocative femme fatale. Years after her screen career ended, she achieved recognition as a noted inventor of a radio communications device. Lamarr lived mostly in isolation in a small house in Orlando in the last years of her life, reportedly staying out of the spotlight partly because of unsuccessful plastic surgery. She antagonized the organizers of a film festival with unreasonable demands for a makeup retinue. In 1990, however, she had a cameo role in the satireInstant Karma , and she lived long enough to see a modest renewal of interest in the sexually independent persona she had often projected on film. The story of her radio transmission invention also became widely publicized in the 1990s, and she received an Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award in 1997, although she never received any monetary award for her ingenuity. On January 19, 2000, Hedy Lamarr died at her home in Casselberry, Florida, United States.

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  1. "Hedy Lamarr: Inventor of more than the 1st theatrical-film orgasm". Los Angeles Times. 28 November 2010. Retrieved 26 Julie 2012.