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MGM stars (top) Mickey Rooney, Robert Montgomery, Clark Gable, Louis B. Mayer, William Powell, Robert Taylor, (bottom) Norma Shearer, Lionel Barrymore and Rosalind Russell at Barrymore's birthday celebration in 1939

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Mickey Rooney, Robert Montgomery, Clark Gable, Louis B. Mayer, William Powell, Robert Taylor, Rosalind Russell, Lionel Barrymore and Norma Shearer.

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Hedy Lamar 9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000)[1] was an Austrian-born American actress and inventor. After an early film career in Germany, Lamarr moved to Hollywood at the initiation of MGM head, Louis B. Mayer, where she soon became a star during MGM's "Golden Age. Lamarr was also notable as co-inventor of an technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping which paved the way for today's wireless communications

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A group photograph of MGM’s stars and starlets under contract, taken for the studio’s 20th anniversary in 1943. James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Tommy Dorsey, George Murphy, Jean Rogers, James Craig, Donna Reed, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Keenan Wynn, Diana Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Esther Williams, Blanche Ring, Sara Haden, Fay Holden, Bert Lahr, Frances…

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