Hedy Lamarr

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Hedy Lamarr

Born

11/9/1913, Vienna, Austria

Died

1/19/2000

Birth Name

Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Hedwig Kieslar, Hedy Maria Kiesler, Heddy Lamarr, Hedy Kieslar
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  • Trivia

    • Hedy turned down roles in Casablanca (1942), Gaslight (1944), and Saratoga Trunk (1946), paving the way for Ingrid Bergman to rise to stardom through these films.

    • Hedy Lamarr is credited with the original idea and patent that led to the invention of the cell phone. She learned about this technology through her first husband, Fritz Mandl, who was an armament manufacturer.

    • Hedy published her autobiography Ecstasy and Me in 1967.

    • Hedy's biggest success was in the 1949 film Samson and Delilah, which was also the highest grossing film of the year.

    • Hedy chose her surname as a tribute to silent film star Barbara Lamarr.

    • Hedy has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame at 6247 Hollywood Blvd. for her contributions in film.

    • Hedy was married six times: to Fritz Mandl from 1933 to 1937, Gene Markey from1939 to 1941, John Loder from 1943 to 1947, Teddy Stauffer from 1951 to 1952, W. Howard Lee from 1953 to 1960, and Lewis J. Boies from 1963 to 1965.

    • In her heyday, Hedy was considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world.

    • Hedy was arrested for shoplifting twice, once in 1966 and once in 1991. She was found "not guilty" the first time, but was sentenced to a year probation the second.

    • In 1949 at the Golden Apple Awards, Hedy won the Sour Apple Award for the Least Cooperative Actress.

    • She was five feet, seven inches tall.

  • Quotes

    • Hedy: The world isn't getting any easier. With all these new inventions I believe that people are hurried more and pushed more... The hurried way is not the right way; you need time for everything - time to work, time to play, time to rest.

    • Hedy: I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much.

    • Hedy: Any girl can look glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.

    • Hedy: If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude. I hope to make you use your imagination.

    • Hedy: My problem is, I'm a hell of a nice dame. The most horrible whores are famous. I did what I did for love. The others did it for money.

    • Hedy: I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior. I need a superior inferior man.

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