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Spotlight on: Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr, born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Vienna in 1914 to Jewish parents. Despite her first marriage keeping her safe from immediate persecution from the Nazis, she was deeply unhappy and escaped to England one night. Once there, she was scooped up by MGM’s Louis B. Mayer and began her long career with MGM. 

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