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Hedy Lamarr

Actor, Inventor (9-Nov-1913 — 19-Jan-2000)


Devra Z. Hill. What Almost Happened to Hedy Lamarr, 1940-67. Corona Books. 2008. 212pp.

Hedy Lamarr; with Leo Guild; Cy Rice. Ecstasy and Me: My Life as A Woman. New York City: Bartholomew House. 1966. 318pp.

Richard Rhodes. Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World. Alfred A. Knopf. 2011. 336pp.

Rob Walters. Spread Spectrum: Hedy Lamarr and the Mobile Phone. London, England: BookSurge. 2005. 275pp.

Christopher Young. The Films of Hedy Lamarr. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press,. 1978. 251pp.


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  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.803)

  8. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.319)

  9. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.269)

  10. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.314)

  11. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.236)

  12. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.486)

  13. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.82)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.294)

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