Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

Born: November 9, 1913

Died: January 19, 2000

Nationality: Austrian

Occupation: Actress, actor, inventor

Biography: Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American actress, celebrated for her great beauty, who was a major contract star of MGM's Golden Age. When she worked with Max Reinhardt in Berlin, he called her the most beautiful woman in Europe due to her strikingly dark exotic looks, a sentiment widely shared by her audiences and critics.

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Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Speaker's Handbook of Epigrams and Witticisms" (Harper, 1955) by Herbert Victor Prochnow, p. 27. Also in: The Stars (1962) by Richard Schickel

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