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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to two film goddesses...Hedy Lamarr and Dorothy Dandridge

Two of Hollywood's film goddesses celebrate birthdays today...Hedy Lamarr and Dorothy Dandridge.
Hedy Lamarr
Hedy (1914-2000) was nicknamed The Most Beautiful Woman in Films when she arrived in Hollywood from Austria. She was usually cast as exotic women in such films as White Cargo, Algiers, Samson and Delilah. She was so striking that you really didn't realize she was actually a pretty good actress. Check out her performances in Experiment Perilous, The Conspirators, and The Heavenly Body. Ironically enough all three films came out in 1944. One of my favorite films of hers is Ziegfeld Girl. She was married six times and had three children (of which one was adopted). Happy Birthday Hedy!

Dorothy Dandridge
Dorothy Dandridge (1922-1965) was a very talented woman with great natural singing ability and a good actress. Starring in such films as Carmen Jones (which earned her an Academy Award nomination), Porgy and Bess, and Island in the Sun. Her career was short lived at the age of 42 as she had a overdose of barbiturates Still Dorothy earned a place in the annals of Hollywood. Happy birthday Dorothy!

1 comment:

Irene Palfy said...

Hedy Lamarr was also very, very bright - she invented so many things.. One of those was "frequency hopping" - which was very effective in WWII because it helped making torpedos harder to detect.. - today it is used in Bluetooth technology..


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