Lamarr, Hedy, 1913-2000

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Hedy Lamarr (b. Nov. 9, 1914, Vienna, Austria-Hungary-d. Jan. 19, 2000, Casselberry, FL) was a successful screen actress. She is known for her work with MGM in successful movies such as Boom Town (1940), Come Live with Me (1941), Ziegfeld Girl (1941), Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945). Her best known role was in Cecil B. Demille's Samson and Delilah (1950). Lamarr was also a successful inventor; during World War II she and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for torpedoes. It was not used by the US Navy until after the war but the techniques they patented were incorporated into more modern technologies.
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referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. EVERYBODY JOINS U.S. WAR EFFORT [ETC.]
referencedIn John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wilkerson, Albert Carey, d. 1996. Albert C. Wilkerson photograph archive [graphic], ca.1938-1958. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Army. 1903 - 2007. Army Hour-Mutual Network Audio Recordings. 1953 - 1954. THE ARMY HOUR
creatorOf Vidor, King, 1894-1982. King Vidor Collection, 1924-1941 (bulk 1941). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of War. 1791 - 1948. Radio Scripts
referencedIn Dorothy Kilgallen papers and scrapbooks, 1936-1965 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn George Brinton Beal papers, circus collection, and other theatrical collections, 1862-1969. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
referencedIn Photographs of Wartime Personalities, 1942 - 1945 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Lamarr, Hedy, 1913-2000. Secret communications system / Hedy Kiesler Markey and George Antheil, 1942 Aug. 11. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn June, Raymond S. Raymond S. June papers, 1915-1958. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Photographs of motion pictures and television programs, 1915-1999. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. FIRST U.S. ARMY WOMEN ARRIVE IN ENGLAND [ETC.]
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Army - Navy Screen Magazine. 1943 - 1958. ARMY-NAVY SCREEN MAGAZINE, NO. 26
referencedIn Welles mss., 1930-1950, (Bulk 1936-1947) Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Chaim Gross Papers, 1937-1964 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Washington Services Branch Records, 1943 - 1947 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith Abel, Walter, 1898-1987 person
associatedWith Allen, Irwin, 1916-1991 person
associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Antheil, George, 1900-1959. person
associatedWith Beal, George Brinton. person
associatedWith Borzage, Frank person
associatedWith Boyer, Charles, 1899-1978 person
associatedWith Chertok, Jack, 1906-1995 person
associatedWith Colbert, Claudette person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Cummings, Robert, 1908-1990 person
associatedWith DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959 person
associatedWith Elisabeth, Empress, consort of Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1837-1898 person
associatedWith Gable, Clark, 1901-1960 person
associatedWith Garland, Judy person
associatedWith Gross, Chaim, 1904- person
associatedWith Hope, Bob, 1903-2003 person
associatedWith Hughes, Howard, 1905-1976 person
associatedWith June, Raymond S. person
associatedWith Kilgallen, Dorothy person
spouseOf Loder, John, 1898-1988 person
associatedWith Lorre, Peter. person
spouseOf Markey, Gene, 1895-1980 person
correspondedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960 person
associatedWith Mature, Victor person
associatedWith Mayer, Louis B. (Louis Burt), 1885-1957 person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
employeeOf Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. corporateBody
associatedWith Milland, Ray person
honoredBy National Inventors Hall of Fame (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pidgeon, Walter, 1897-1984 person
associatedWith Powell, William, 1892-1984 person
associatedWith Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943 person
associatedWith Stewart, James, 1908-1997 person
associatedWith Taylor, Robert, 1911-1969 person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Theater in der Josefstadt (Vienna, Austria) corporateBody
associatedWith Tracy, Spencer, 1900-1967 person
associatedWith Turner, Lana, 1921-1995 person
associatedWith United States. Patent Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Dyke, W. S. person
associatedWith Vidor, King, 1894-1982. person
associatedWith Von Sternberg, Josef, 1894-1969 person
associatedWith Wagner, Walter person
associatedWith Walker, Robert, 1918?-1951 person
associatedWith Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 person
associatedWith Wilkerson, Albert Carey, d. 1996. person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1907-1998 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Vienna 09 AT
Altamonte Springs FL US
United States 00 US
Subject
Player piano rolls
Torpedoes
Remote control
Spread spectrum communications
Communications, Military
Occupation
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Motion picture actors and actresses
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Birth 1913-11-09

Death 2000-01-19

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German,

English

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