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Altamonte Springs, FL
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Algiers (1938) and Samson and Delilah (1949)
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On November 9, 1913, Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler was born in Vienna, Austria, to a banker and his wife. Hedwig, who obviously became Hedy, had a rather calm childhood, but it was cinema that fascinated her. By the time she was a teenager she decided to drop out of school and seek fame as an actress. Her first role was a bit part in the German film Geld auf der Straße (1930) (aka "Money on the Street") in 1930. She was attractive and talented enough to be in three more German productions in 1931, but it would be her fifth film that catapulted her to worldwide fame. In 1932 she appeared in a German film called Ekstase (1933) (US title: "Ecstasy") and had made the gutsy move to be nude. It`s the story of a young girl who is married to a gentleman much older than she, but she winds up falling in love with a young soldier. The film`s nude scenes created a sensation all over the world. The scenes, very tame by today`s standards, caused the film to be banned by the US government at the time. Hedy soon married Fritz Mandl, a munitions manufacturer and a prominent Austrofascist (not the same as Nazi). He attempted to buy up all the prints of "Ecstasy" he could lay his hands on (Italy`s dictator, Benito Mussolini, had a copy but refused to sell it to Mandl), but to no avail (there are prints floating around the world today). The notoriety of the film brought Hollywood to her door. She was brought to the attention of MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer, who signed her to a contract (a notorious prude when it came to his studio`s films, Mayer signed her against his better judgment, but the money he knew her notoriety would bring in to the studio overrode any "moral" concerns he may have had). However, he insisted she change her name and make good, wholesome films. Hedy made her American film debut as Gaby in Algiers (1938). This was followed a year later by Lady of the Tropics (1939). In 1942 she landed the plum role of Tondelayo in the classic White Cargo (1942). After World War II her career began to decline and MGM decided it would be in the interest of all concerned if her contract were not renewed. Unfortunately for Hedy, she turned down the leads in both Gaslight (1940) and Casablanca (1942), both of which would have cemented her standing in the minds of the American public. In 1949 she appeared as Delilah opposite Victor Mature`s Samson in Cecil B. DeMille`s epic Samson and Delilah (1949). This proved to be Paramount Pictures` most profitable movie to date, bringing in $12 million in rental from theaters. The film`s success led to more parts, but it was not enough to ease her financial crunch. She was to make only six more films between 1949 and 1957, the last being The Female Animal (1958). Hedy then retired to Florida, where she died on January 19, 2000.
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Hedwig Eva Marie Keisler
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Ann Sothern, Myrna Loy (First to greet and throw a party for the newly arrived Hedy,), Ginger Rogers, Ilona Massey, Carole Mathews
Ecstasy and Me:My Life as a Woman  (Fawcett Crest Book)
What Almost Happened to Hedy Lamarr  (Devra Z. Hill), The Films of Hedy Lamarr  (Christopher Young), Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film  (Ruth Barton)
Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star , Calling Hedy Lamarr 
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ann Sheridan, Bette Davis, Erich Maria Remarque, Greer Garson, Walter Wagner, Joan Bennett, Basil Rathbone, Constance Bennett, Darryl F. Zanuck, Virginia Fox, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Judy Garland, Robert Sterling, William Powell, Bob Hope, A.C. Lyles, Marlene Dietrich, Hugh Hefner
Hedy Lamarr (; born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, 9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000) was an Austrian and American film actress and inventor. After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a controversial love-making scene in the film Ecstasy (1933), she fled from her husband and secretly moved to Paris. There, she met MGM head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood, where she became a film star from the late 1930s to the 1950s.
Actress, Producer, Inventor
Liggett Group Chesterfield cigarettes
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Hedy Lamarr died on 19th January, 2000. Her last relationship was with Jay Garon.
During her life she was married to Lewis J. Boies from 1963 to 1965, W. Howard Lee from 1953 to 1960, Teddy Stauffer from 1951 to 1952, John Loder from 1943 to 1947, Gene Markey from 1939 to 1941 and Fritz Mandl from 1933 to 1937.
She also dated Herbert W Klotz in 1950, Ray Milland in 1950, Howard Hughes in 1950, George Sanders in 1949, Billy Wilder in 1949, Mark Stevens in 1944, Spencer Tracy in 1942, George Montgomery in 1942, John Howard in 1941, James Stewart in 1941, Louis B. Mayer in 1940, Clark Gable in 1940, Edward Norris in 1940, Robert Taylor in 1939, John F. Kennedy in 1938, Charles Boyer in 1938, Reginald Gardiner in 1938, Erich Maria Remarque, Johnny Carson, Otto Preminger, Robert Capa, Robert Walker, Anatole Litvak, Burgess Meredith, Errol Flynn, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Milton Berle, Rudy Vallee, Stewart Granger, Bruce Cabot, Farley Granger, Paul Henreid, Frank Borzage, Sam Spiegel, Charles Feldman, Bill Dugger, George Antheil, Edgar G. Ulmer, Burt Lange, Bob Ritchie, Jorge Guinle, Marlon Brando, Charles Chaplin, David Niven and Franchot Tone.
Hedy Lamarr was rumored to have hooked up with Jay Garon in 1966, John Garfield in 1942, Frank Sinatra in 1930, Adolf Hitler, Howard Klotz and Eddie Fisher.
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