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The Hedy Lamarr Story on PBS American Masters

The Hedy Lamarr Story on PBS American Masters

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story on PBS American Masters

Discover the story of the most beautiful woman in the world, who was also an ingenious inventor. Her pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication, including WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth.
 
Did you know that Hedy Lamarr, who was known as the world’s most beautiful woman, was also an ingenious inventor? See how her work helped revolutionize modern communication in Hedy Lamarr: American Masters, premiering Friday, May 18, at 9pm on KQED 9.
 
UPCOMING BROADCASTS on Hedy Lamarr: American Masters:
KQED 9: Fri, May 18, 2018 — 9:00pm
KQED 9: Sat, May 19, 2018 — 3:00am
KQED World: Sat, May 19, 2018 — 5:00pm 
KQED World: Sat, May 19, 2018 — 9:00pm
 
https://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=24986
 
Hedy Lamarr (/ˈhɛdi/; born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor.
 
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Hedy Lamarr (/ˈhɛdi/; born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor.
 
Born: Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler
November 9, 1914 Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died: January 19, 2000 (aged 85) Casselberry, Florida, U.S.
Citizenship: Austria: (1914-1953)
 
After a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, including the controversial Ecstasy (1933) in which she is seen swimming and running nude, she fled from her husband, a wealthy Austrian ammunition manufacturer, and secretly moved to Paris. There, she met Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio 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