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Hedy Lamarr
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Actress
    (November 9, 1913-January 19, 2000)
    Birth name was Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler
    Acted in 'Instant Karma (1990),' 'That's Action (1977),' 'Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975),' 'Love Goddesses (1965),' 'Female Animal (1957),' 'Story of Mankind (1957),' 'My Favorite Spy (1951),' 'Samson and Delilah (1949),' 'Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945),' 'Crossroads (1942),' 'White Cargo (1942),' 'Tortilla Flat (1942),' 'Ziegfeld Girl (1941),' 'Comrade X (1940),' 'Boom Town (1940),' 'I Take This Woman (1940),' 'Lady of the Tropics (1939),' 'Algiers (1938),' 'Extase (1932)' and 'His Majesty King Ballyhoo (1931)'
    Wrote autobiography 'Ecstasy and Me (1966)'
    She dropped out of school.
    She sued the ghostwriters of her autobiography 'Ecstasy and Me' for misrepresenting her life.
    She sued and settled out of court with Mel Brooks for goofing on her in 'Blazing Saddles.'
    She sued Corel for using her picture on the cover of CorelDRAW (April 1998).
    She was arrested but found not guilty for shoplifting (January 1966).
    She was arrested and received a year probation for shoplifting (1991).
    Her first husband Fritz Mandl, manufactured munitions and was a Nazi sympathizer.
    Oscar winning famed costume designer Edith Head included her with Claudette Colbert and Paulette Goddard as people she did not want to work with.
    MGM made up an elegant/cool/adventurous image for her.
    She had a poor command of English and even poorer acting skills when she came to the US (1938).
    She made only a half dozen movies between 1949 and 1957.
    She quit Hollywood because she felt typecast as just the decorative woman.
    She said: 'I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me.'
    She turned down the leads in both 'Gaslight' and 'Casablanca.'
    She is six times divorced, including from a one year marriage to Gene Markey.
    The name of a main character in 'Blazing Saddles' was Hedly Lamarr.
    She was nicknamed 'The Most Beautiful Woman In Films.'
    She appeared nude in the German movie 'Extasy' (1932).
    She simulated an orgasm for 'Extasy.'
    Extasy was banned in the United States.
    She said: 'Any girl can be glamorous, all you have to do is stand still and look stupid.'
    Mandl tried to buy all the copies of 'Extasy,' but many still exist.
    Benito Mussolini, refused to sell his copy to Mandl.
    Louis B. Mayer signed her because of her nude scene fame, but did not want to sign her because she appeared nude.
    She was the lead in MGM's then biggest moneymaker ($12 million) 'Samson and Delilah (1949).'
    She drugged her maid to escape her first husband and nazi sympathizer, Fritz Mandl.
    She was awarded patent #2,292,387, as co-inventor of a 'Secret Communication System' (August 11, 1942).
    She took the name Lamarr to honor silent film actress Barbara La Marr.
    She ranked #43 in Playboy's Sex Stars of the Century.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 80 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 15 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 29 Votes: 89.66% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 49 Votes: 55.10% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 41 Votes: 46.34% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 257 Votes: 60.31% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 28 Votes: 53.57% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 308 Votes: 45.13% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 84 Votes: 51.19% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 45 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 153 Votes: 34.64% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 149 Votes: 43.62% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 197 Votes: 44.16% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 346 Votes: 43.93% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 823 Votes: 47.63% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 631 Votes: 44.85% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 547 Votes: 59.41% Annoying
 
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