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Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Star!

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You're too much, dpd! And, TOOMANYNOTES, I just thought it was going to be a bunch of foul expletives! I didn't think she would be so clever!

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Now, don't get serious on us dpd! She was Tony Bennett's sister, and who is Constance?

 

But, seriously, yes, they were both from what was considered a highly regarded theatrical family.

 

And, ken123 just happens to think that Joan is prettier than Hedy. So, I say, "Let's get 'im!"

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Oh, I did, too! Did you know . . . ? Hedy was offered the part of the mother in Father of the Bride, but she turned it down cause 1) she didn't like Tracy and didn't want to work with him again, and 2) she didn't want to play a mother. So, they got the Hedy Lamarr look-a-like to take the role, and that is how Joan Bennett came to be Elizabeth Taylor's mom!

 

If Hedy had played the part, no one would wonder from where she got her looks!

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Uh oh ken123,better run for the hills! We've passed a law that no one can be more beautiful than Hedy Lamarr! Them's fightin' words around these here parts! (I HOPE that you know that we're just kidding! )

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That reminds me-when Spencer Tracy was filming "Captains Courageous" with Freddie Bartholomew,he had to have his hair curled to look more Portuguese(?!) Joan Crawford saw him on the set one day,and said something to the effect that he must be made-up to play Harpo Marx(something like that). Tracy was already pretty sensitive about the silly curls,and didn't take too kindly to Joan's remark,LOL. She certainly could have an acerbic tongue!

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Actually THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ACTRESS OF THE CLASSIC PERIOD,in my humble opinion, IS MAUREEN O'HARA. Joan,Linda Darnell,Barbara Stanwyck, Claire Trevor,John Blondell,and Ann Sheridan come close.I've ALWAYS LOVED HEDY'S looks,but I just like the others BETTER!!

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I don't know about that Crawford. It has taken me years to talk about her with a civil tongue! So, let's go back to Hedy!!

 

In my book, The Films of Hedy Lamarr, it has I Take This Woman first. Ya know Hedy was such a lady, and Spencer was such a guy, I'm sure they didn't mix at all! She was more the gentleman's costar, like Powell, Taylor, Stewart and Brent.

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LOL,we'll let it pass. I think that Maureen O'Hara in "The Quiet Man" is gorgeous too,and that Irish brogue she has in that movie is more come-hither,on her,than all Marilyn Monroe's breathy whispering :)

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Well, I hate to be obvious!!!!! But, we are only TALKING ABOUT LOOKS, here!!!

 

 

As, to her acting ability, personality, marriage problems, we all have differing opininons, but as for looks . . . !

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Seeing as how Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn were an item for years and years,until he died, I think that that speaks a lot to his taste in women. He seems like the type who would be impatient with traditionally beautiful and feminine women.

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Oh, I agree! If you couldn't match him drink for drink, or go spit in the corner with him, then he didn't have ANY time for YOU!

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I would have taken Hedy over Colbert in Boom Town,with Tracy and Gable,but Claudette did have GREAT LEGS- see IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT!

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Oh, yeah! Colbert was definitely a guys gal! She would go fishin' with ya, and camping. Hedy belonged in a ballroom in designer gowns!

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