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1943:  Austrian-born actor Hedy Lamarr (1913 - 2000), wearing a sequined gown, looks up in a promotional portrait for director Alexander Hall's film 'The Heavenly Body'.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
1943:  Austrian-born actor Hedy Lamarr (1913 - 2000), wearing a sequined gown, looks up in a promotional portrait for director Alexander Hall's film 'The Heavenly Body'.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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