American Film Actress

Hedy Lamarr

  • Nov 09, 1914 - Jan 19, 2000 (age 85)
  • 5' 7" (1.70 m)
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2017
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
MovieApr 23, 2017

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

The life and career of the …
The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.
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2004
Calling Hedy Lamarr
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MovieAug 10, 2004

Calling Hedy Lamarr

A Face, a Tag Line, an Invention. Two facets that don't seem to …
A Face, a Tag Line, an Invention. Two facets that don't seem to belong to the same woman. A Hollywood star as an ingenious inventor piques our curiosity. The director Georg Misch is interested in how truth and myth intertwine. He listens to stories about her told by people who knew her. He dissects the history of the woman with the exotic eroticism who not only made surprising and daring decisions in her private life, but who caused a sensation with an intrepid film project right from the start. What is left? her first film Ecstasy with its scandalous nude scenes, movies that nobody has seen or heard of, a sixty-year-old son who is still struggling with his relationship to his mother, an invention whose patent ran out too soon, so that what has become a cornerstone for wireless communications, which are in constant use in our everyday lives, brought its inventor late fame but never earned her any money. At the end of the day what lingers is the echo of her fascinating beauty. The way the film handles the archive material from various sources reflects the inner conflicts of a Hollywood diva whose other talent as a mathematical genius and inventor was not allowed to unfold so as not to endanger her aura as a successful goddess of the silver screen. As we peel away the convolution of myths that grew up about her while she was still alive what gradually emerges is the portrait of a modern woman beyond the Hollywood star. In the last decades of her life the telephone became her only means of communication with the outside world, even with her children and close friends. She often talked up to six or seven hours a day on the phone, but she hardly spent any time with anyone in person in her final years. For this reason, though also of course because of the significance of her invention to modern communications, the telephone has been chosen as the "structuring motif" of the movie. The interviews in the movie have been staged as telephone calls and lead the viewer through time like a nostalgic conference with the film's protagonists. Calling Hedy Lamarr isn't, however, a portrait; it is above all a film about the Hollywood diva from the perspective of her son Anthony Loder, a fairly successful telephone dealer in Los Angeles who wants desperately to be the Hollywood producer of a feature film about the life of his mother. Through his research he encounters contradictory statements and fantastic theories. There is often only a fine line between truth and lie. Many times the conversations between him and the other protagonists shift and take on a magical aspect, and in a supernatural way Hedy Lamarr sometimes even seems to join in. The Hollywood diva's purported schizophrenia is expressed dramaturgically as a persistent shifting between the extremes of her character and is a strong pattern in the film. The meaning of truth must be constantly reinterpreted. Lamarr's death in February 2000 marked the end of one of the most complex Hollywood biographies of the last century. The film ends where Hedy Lamarr's story began: in Vienna. In her will she asks that her ashes be strewn in the Vienna Woods. A homecoming she always dreamed of but which she never managed to make during her lifetime.
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2000
Hedy Lamarr
Personal2000

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr passed away.
1963
Lewis J. Boies
MarriageMarch 1963

Lewis J. Boies

Married Lewis J. Boies.
1958
The Female Animal
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MovieJan 22, 1958

The Female Animal

An aging film star and her alcoholic daughter compete for a …
An aging film star and her alcoholic daughter compete for a handsome extra.
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1957
The Story of Mankind
MovieNov 8, 1957

The Story of Mankind

The devil and the spirit of mankind argue as to whether or not …
The devil and the spirit of mankind argue as to whether or not humanity is ultimately good or evil.
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Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
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MovieSep 1, 1957

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

A brave longshoreman …
A brave longshoreman lingers on after being gunned down by 3 racketeers, as a determined assistant D.A. searches hard for fearful witnesses against the men.
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1954
L'eterna femmina
MovieDec 29, 1954

L'eterna femmina

L'eterna femmina released.
1953
W. Howard Lee
MarriageDecember 1953

W. Howard Lee

Married W. Howard Lee.
1951
My Favorite Spy
MovieDec 17, 1951

My Favorite Spy

Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to …
Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in mysterious, exotic Tangier. There, he encounters the irresistable Lily Dalbray, an "old friend" of Augustine who is now dealing with his arch-enemy, Brubaker. But where is the real Eric? Comedy thriller with slapstick climax.
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Teddy Stauffer
MarriageJune 1951

Teddy Stauffer

Ernst Heinrich "Teddy" Stauffer (May 2, 1909 – August 27, …
Ernst Heinrich "Teddy" Stauffer (May 2, 1909 – August 27, 1991) was a Swiss bandleader, musician, actor, nightclub owner, and restaurateur. He was dubbed Germany's "swing-king" of the 1930s. He formed the band known as the Teddies (also known as the Original Teddies or the International Teddies), which continued after he left in 1941.
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Teddy Stauffer
Relationship1951

Teddy Stauffer

Ernst Heinrich "Teddy" Stauffer (May 2, 1909 – August 27, …
Ernst Heinrich "Teddy" Stauffer (May 2, 1909 – August 27, 1991) was a Swiss bandleader, musician, actor, nightclub owner, and restaurateur. He was dubbed Germany's "swing-king" of the 1930s. He formed the band known as the Teddies (also known as the Original Teddies or the International Teddies), which continued after he left in 1941.
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1950
A Lady Without Passport
MovieAug 3, 1950

A Lady Without Passport

There is a problem with …
There is a problem with foreign nationals using Cuba as a convenient jumping off point for illegal entry into the United States. So U.S. Immigration Service Agent Peter Karczag (John Hodiak) is sent to Havana posing as a Hungarian frustrated with the legal immigration process and open to an alternative. By this means he uncovers the human smuggling ring run by Palinov (George Macready). He also meets concentration-camp refugee Marianne Lorress (Hedy Lamarr), a Viennese working in a nightclub and one who has paid to be smuggled into the United States. When Karczag falls in love with her, he becomes conflicted, not wanting her to be among those he plans to have captured in his operation. So he tries to persuade her to stay in Cuba instead of being secretly flown to the United States. Will he succeed? What if his cover is blown?
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Copper Canyon
MovieFeb 2, 1950

Copper Canyon

Johnny Carter, performing sharpshooter, is asked to …
Johnny Carter, performing sharpshooter, is asked to help a beleaguered group of copper miners.
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1949
Samson and Delilah
MovieDec 21, 1949

Samson and Delilah

When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful …
When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.
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1948
Let's Live a Little
MovieDec 9, 1948

Let's Live a Little

A harried, overworked advertising executive is being pursued …
A harried, overworked advertising executive is being pursued romantically by one of his clients, a successful perfume magnate ... and his former fiancée. The latest client of the agency is ...
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1947
Dishonored Lady
MovieMay 16, 1947

Dishonored Lady

Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan …
Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty advertiser, and her bad luck with men are driving her to a breakdown. She seeks the help of a psychiatrist, and under his orders, quits her job and moves into a smaller flat under a new identity. She becomes interested in painting and a handsome neighbor. He soon finds out about her past when an ex-suitor implicates her in a murder.
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Anthony Loder
ChildMarch 1947

Anthony Loder

Anthony Loder was born on March 1, 1947 in Los Angeles, …
Anthony Loder was born on March 1, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Anthony John Loder. He is an actor and producer, known for Doomsday Machine (1972), Calling Hedy Lamarr (2004) and CBS News Sunday Morning (1979).
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1946
The Strange Woman
MovieOct 25, 1946

The Strange Woman

In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny …
In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny Hager marries rich old man Isaiah Poster but also seduces his son and his company foreman.
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1945
Her Highness and the Bellboy
MovieJul 11, 1945

Her Highness and the Bellboy

A bellboy at a swanky New …
A bellboy at a swanky New York hotel starts to ignore his girlfriend after meeting a beautiful European princess.
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Denise Loder
Child1945

Denise Loder

Denise Loder born.
1944
Experiment Perilous
MovieDec 18, 1944

Experiment Perilous

In 1903, Dr. Bailey meets a very strange woman on a train, …
In 1903, Dr. Bailey meets a very strange woman on a train, then hears that she has died under mysterious circumstances. Through a friend, he becomes acquainted with the Bederaux family, all of whom seem to be neurotic and secretive; but the beauty of Alida Bederaux draws him into their circle...deeper than he'd planned. Who's in danger from whom? Who's crazy? Who can fathom the obscure motivations?
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The Heavenly Body
MovieMar 23, 1944

The Heavenly Body

The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes …
The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes convinced that her astrologer's prediction of a new dream man in her life will come true.
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1943
John Loder
MarriageMay 1943

John Loder

John Loder (born William John Muir Lowe; 3 January 1898 – 26 …
John Loder (born William John Muir Lowe; 3 January 1898 – 26 December 1988) was established as a British film actor in Germany and Britain before immigrating to the United States in 1928 for work in the new talkies. He worked in Hollywood for two periods, becoming an American citizen in 1947. After living also in Argentina, he became a naturalized British citizen in 1959.
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1942
White Cargo
MovieDec 12, 1942

White Cargo

The story takes place at a British plantation in Africa where …
The story takes place at a British plantation in Africa where Tondelayo entices all the Brits, especially Harry Witzel.
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Crossroads
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MovieJul 1, 1942

Crossroads

An amnesiac French diplomat is blackmailed for crimes that …
An amnesiac French diplomat is blackmailed for crimes that he committed before he lost his memory.
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Tortilla Flat
MovieMay 21, 1942

Tortilla Flat

Danny inherits two houses so Pilon and his lazy, impoverished …
Danny inherits two houses so Pilon and his lazy, impoverished friends move in. One of them, Pirate, is saving money which Pilon hopes to steal till he learns it is being saved to buy a gold candlestick for St. Francis. When one of the houses burns down and Danny is hurt fighting, Pilon makes an effort to make life better for his friend.
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John Loder
Relationship1942

John Loder

John Loder (born William John Muir Lowe; 3 January 1898 – 26 …
John Loder (born William John Muir Lowe; 3 January 1898 – 26 December 1988) was established as a British film actor in Germany and Britain before immigrating to the United States in 1928 for work in the new talkies. He worked in Hollywood for two periods, becoming an American citizen in 1947. After living also in Argentina, he became a naturalized British citizen in 1959.
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1941
H.M. Pulham, Esq.
MovieDec 3, 1941

H.M. Pulham, Esq.

Fortysomething, blue blooded Boston born and bred, …
Fortysomething, blue blooded Boston born and bred, Harvard educated businessman Harry Pulham leads a regimented, routinized life with his wife, the former Kay Motford, who he's known since childhood. Harry outwardly believes he is all the more happy because of the way his life is, which was somewhat predetermined as part of his upbringing. This day, he receives two telephone calls which make him examine his life. The first is from Bo-Jo Brown, a Harvard colleague who is heading a twenty-five year reunion committee, with Harry foisted into the job of writing attendee biographies, which is to include his own. The second is from Marvin Myles, a former work colleague from his time over twenty years ago at the J.T. Bullard Advertising Agency in New York City, that job which Harry got from his more liberally minded Harvard friend Bill King. The result of these two telephone calls makes Harry wonder if he is happy, if he is or ever was in love with Kay, and if he never was if he would have been much happier if he stayed in New York with the girl he let get away, she, originally from humble means, who was not willing to live what she saw as Harry's blue blooded life in Boston. In the process, Harry will also find if he can turn back the clock twenty years or if there is a way to move forward to achieve that happiness which he now realizes is missing from his life.
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Ziegfeld Girl
MovieApr 25, 1941

Ziegfeld Girl

Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily …
Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must leave behind her ageing vaudevillian father; vulnerable Sheila, the working girl pursued both by a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend from Flatbush; and the mysterious European beauty Sandra, whose concert violinist husband cannot endure the thought of their escaping from poverty by promenading her glamor in skimpy costumes.
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Come Live with Me
MovieJan 29, 1941

Come Live with Me

Illegal immigrant and showgirl Johnny Jones is due to be …
Illegal immigrant and showgirl Johnny Jones is due to be deported from the USA, her only hope is to get married, but her rich publisher boyfriend Barton Kendrick is already married! She meets down-on-his-luck author, Bill Smith, and proposes a marriage of convenience in order to remain in the country, but Bill has more ambitious ideas.
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1940
Comrade X
MovieDec 13, 1940

Comrade X

McKinley B. "Mac" Thompson, American reporter in …
McKinley B. "Mac" Thompson, American reporter in Moscow, smuggles out uncensored news under the alias "Comrade X," but hotel valet Vanya discovers his secret. Vanya fears for the safety of his daughter Golubka ("Theodore") and blackmails Mac into helping her leave the country. Mac is happier about his task once he meets lovely Theodore, but can he convince her of his sincerity? The anti-communist humor becomes alternately grim and farcical.
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Boom Town
MovieAug 30, 1940

Boom Town

Buddies Big John McMasters and Square John Sand are fast …
Buddies Big John McMasters and Square John Sand are fast-talking, wisecracking wildcatters who manage to con enough equipment and capital to develop their own oil fields, but their friendship is put to the test when Big John inadvertently falls in love with Elizabeth, Square John's longtime girlfriend. Eventually their friendship and partnership comes to an end on the flip of a coin. Years later, when Big John's interest in the beautiful Karen Vanmeer threatens his marriage too, Square John intervenes in an effort to save the marriage of his former friend - even if it means ruining him financially.
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I Take This Woman
MovieFeb 2, 1940

I Take This Woman

Georgi has attempted suicide in reaction to an earlier love …
Georgi has attempted suicide in reaction to an earlier love affair. Now that Dr. Decker has married her he sets out to get her to love him. To make enough to give her what she wants he becomes physician to the rich, abandoning his clinic services to the poor.
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1939
Lady of the Tropics
MovieAug 11, 1939

Lady of the Tropics

Playboy Bill Carey woos a half-caste beauty in French …
Playboy Bill Carey woos a half-caste beauty in French Indochina, but her second-class legal status makes a formidable barrier.
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Gene Markey
MarriageMarch 1939

Gene Markey

Eugene Willford "Gene" Markey (December 11, 1895 – May …
Eugene Willford "Gene" Markey (December 11, 1895 – May 1, 1980) was an American author, producer, screenwriter, and highly decorated naval officer.
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James Lamarr Markey
Child1939

James Lamarr Markey

James Lamarr Markey born.
1938
Algiers
MovieJan 16, 1938

Algiers

Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious …
Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.
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Gene Markey
Relationship1938

Gene Markey

Eugene Willford "Gene" Markey (December 11, 1895 – May …
Eugene Willford "Gene" Markey (December 11, 1895 – May 1, 1980) was an American author, producer, screenwriter, and highly decorated naval officer.
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1933
Friedrich Mandl
MarriageAugust 1933

Friedrich Mandl

Friedrich ('Fritz') Mandl (9 February 1900 – 8 September 1977) …
Friedrich ('Fritz') Mandl (9 February 1900 – 8 September 1977) was chairman of Hirtenberger Patronen-Fabrik, a leading Austrian armaments firm founded by his father, Alexander Mandl. A prominent fascist, Mandl was attached to the Austrofascism and Italian varieties and an opponent of Nazism. In the 1930s he became close to Prince Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg, the commander of the Austrian nationalist militia ("Heimwehr"), which he furnished with weapons and ammunition.
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Ecstasy
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MovieJan 20, 1933

Ecstasy

Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman. She leaves …
Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman. She leaves him and one day, she meets a young man and they fall in love. Fate brings the husband together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him.
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1931
No Money Needed
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MovieDec 24, 1931

No Money Needed

Family Brandt has lost its fortune in oil speculation, and they …
Family Brandt has lost its fortune in oil speculation, and they have great debts at the local bank. This one is threatened with its own crash due to lack of money. The only hope is Brandt's...
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The Trunks of Mr. O.F.
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MovieDec 2, 1931

The Trunks of Mr. O.F.

In the very oldfashioned town …
In the very oldfashioned town of Ostend suddenly 13 suitcases are delivered to the hotel, with a note, that O.F. will be here soon and needs 6 rooms (the hotel just has five). This event, probably the biggest in 300 years, starts a small wave of modernisation, yet everybody is wondering who O.F. is. Journalist Stix and architect Stark have an idea how to use this event. They proclaim, that O.F. is a former citizen of the town, who became a millionaire abroad. They tell their fellow citizens that the town still needs modernisation, like better hotels, nightclubs, shops, etc. And soon, Ostend is a boomtown, then a capital. The architect, responsible for the new buildings is finaly allowed to marry the mayor's daughter, while Stix marries the cabaret star and the widowed mayor his new secretary. The only problem is, O.F. hasn't shown up, while finance experts from all over the world are trying to solve the depression problem, that is non-existant in Ostend, this soon lets the people forget about O.F.
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Storm in a Water Glass
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MovieMar 13, 1931

Storm in a Water Glass

Storm in a Water Glass …
Storm in a Water Glass (German: Sturm im Wasserglas) is a 1931 Austrian-German comedy film directed by Georg Jacoby and starring Hansi Niese, Renate Müller and Paul Otto. The film is based on the play of the same title [de] by Bruno Frank, later adapted into the British film Storm in a Teacup. The film is known by the alternative title The Flower Woman of Lindenau (Die Blumenfrau von Lindenau). It is notable, in part, for the small role played by Hedy Lamarr in her second film. The film's art direction was by Hans Jacoby.
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1930
Geld auf der Straße
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MovieNov 11, 1930

Geld auf der Straße

Peter is an aviator who dreams of a life in wealth and luxury. He …
Peter is an aviator who dreams of a life in wealth and luxury. He meets the banker's daughter Dodo.
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1914
Hedy Lamarr
BirthNovember 1914

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr was born.
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