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Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr Publicity Photo for The Heavenly Body 1944.jpg
Lamarr in 1944
Born
Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler

(1914-11-09)November 9, 1914
Died January 19, 2000(2000-01-19) (aged 85)
Resting place Vienna Woods, Austria
Citizenship
  • Austrian (1914−1938)
  • Stateless (1938−1953)
  • United States (1953−2000)
Occupation Actress, inventor, film producer
Years active 1930−1958
Spouse(s)
  • Fritz Mandl
    (m. 1933; div. 1937)
  • Gene Markey
    (m. 1939; div. 1941)
  • John Loder
    (m. 1943; div. 1947)
  • Teddy Stauffer
    (m. 1951; div. 1952)
  • W. Howard Lee
    (m. 1953; div. 1960)
  • Lewis J. Boies
    (m. 1963; div. 1965)
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Hedy Lamarr (9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000) was an Austrian-American actress and inventor.

Life

Hedy Lamarr was born as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Vienna. She was the daughter of a bank director and a concert pianist. She studied ballet and piano at age 10.

In her third movie she played her first title role (Man braucht kein Geld or No Money Needed). When she worked with the famous director Max Reinhard in Berlin, he said, that she was the most beautiful woman in Europe. In 1937 she signed a contract with MGM in London and went to the USA, where she spent the rest of her life. She became a US citizen in 1953. She died in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Filmography

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Hedy Lamarr 1943

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