Archive for November 9th, 2014

BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1914

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Hedy Lamarr (Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler)
November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000

Lamarr appeared in Ecstasy in 1933 and Samson and Delilah in
1949. She also appeared in Boom Town and Comrade X with
Clark Gable (1940). She was born in Austria and studied theatre
in Berlin.

At the Electronic Frontier Foundation‘s Sixth Pioneer Awards in
1997, Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil were honored with special
awards for their "trail-blazing development of a technology that has
become a key component of wireless data systems used for radio-
controlled torpedoes.

 

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Hedy Lamarr in Samson and Delilah

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Mike Gracia

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Arthur William Matthew β€œArt” Carney
(November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003)

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