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American Masters - Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story coming to PBS


             Hedy Lamarr w/ Spencer Tracy in the 1940 film "I Take This Woman"
Photo Credit: Everett Collection
Coming to PBS this week is the story of Hedy Lamarr when "American Masters - Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story" premieres this Friday, May 18 at 9 p.m. (check local listings). Actress Gillian Jacobs appears and talks about the inspiration behind Lamarr's invention.
Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr (Ziegfeld Girl, Samson and Delilah) was known as the world's most beautiful woman. Her looks overshadowed Hedy's true legacy as a technological trailblazer in communication systems. Lamarr never publicly talked about her life as an inventor and so her family thought her story died when she did. 

But in 2016, debut director Alexandra Dean and producer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life.

 Combining this newly discovered interview with intimate reflections from her children, closest friends, family and admirers, including Mel Brooks and Robert Osborne, Bombshell finally gives Hedy Lamarr the chance to tell her own story. Co-executive produced by Susan Sarandon.

Check out a sneak peek below:

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