Hedy Lamarr was born on November 9, 1914, and she was an Austria-Hungarian-born American actress inventor and actress. She was a film star during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
It must be noted that after a brief period of acting in Czechoslovakia, Hedy Lamarr moved to Paris with her wealthy husband, an Australian ammunition manufacturer.
She was offered a movie contract in Hollywood by the head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayor Studio, Louis B. Mayer.
She had her breakthrough for the role she played in Algiers(1938). Some of the films she featured in while with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer were Lady of the Tropics(1939), Boom Town(1940), H.M Pulham, Esq(1941) as well as White Cargo(1942).
The greatest success of Hedy Lamarr could be the role of Delilah she played in Samson and Delilah (1949). It must also be noted that she acted on television before the release of The Female Animal (1958), her final film.
In 1960, Hedy Lamarr was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame .,
She was the only child of her parents: Gertrude Kiesler and Emil Kiesle. Her mother was a pianist and a native of Budapest.
Hedy Lamarr started showing interest in acting when she was a kid. She was fascinated by the phenomenon of theater and film. She won a beauty contest at the age of 12.
Hedy Lamarr Cause of Death
Hedy Lamarr died on January 19, 2000, as a result of a heart disease. She died in Casselbery, Florida at the age of 85.
A memorial to Hedy Lamarr was unveiled in 2014 in Vienna’s Central Cemetery.
Hedy Lamarr Marriages
Hedy Lamarr over the years had been involved in marriages. She married Friedrich Mandi, chairman of the Hirtenberger Patronen-Fabrik and their marriage survived from 1933 to 1937.
She also got married to Gene Markey from 1939 to 1941. Gene Market was a screenwriter and producer.
She adopted a child at the time she was married to Gene. She had a daughter called Denise when she got married to John Loder, an actor. Hedy Lamarr also married Ernest Stauffer from 1951 to 1952. She also married W.Howard Lee.
Their marriage was from 1953 to 1960. Howard Lee was a Texas oilman. The last marriage of Hedy Lamarr was to Lewis Boles from 1963 to 1965. After 1965, she remained unmarried till she died.