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Steve Benson on Hedy Lamarr Patenting the Basis for Wi-Fi Thumbnail

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.

Steve Benson on Judith Malina and the Living Theatre

This Week in History: On June 15, 1961, Judith Malina's Living Theatre made its European debut. Stephen Benson discusses the massive impact of the Living Theatre's innovations.
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This Week in History: On June 15, 1961, Judith Malina's Living Theatre made its European debut. Stephen Benson discusses the massive impact of the Living Theatre's innovations.

Steve Benson on Judith Malina and the Living Theatre Thumbnail

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On June 15, 1961, Judith Malina's Living Theatre made its European debut. Stephen Benson discusses the massive impact of the Living Theatre's innovations.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On June 15, 1961, Judith Malina's Living Theatre made its European debut. Stephen Benson discusses the massive impact of the Living Theatre's innovations.

Steve Benson on Sophie Okonedo Winning the Tony Award

This Week in History: On June 8, 2014, Sophie Okonedo won a Tony for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Steve Benson remembers his delight and curiosity to find out more about this talented actress.
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This Week in History: On June 8, 2014, Sophie Okonedo won a Tony for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Steve Benson remembers his delight and curiosity to find out more about this talented actress.

Steve Benson on Sophie Okonedo Winning the Tony Award Thumbnail

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On June 8, 2014, Sophie Okonedo won a Tony for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Steve Benson remembers his delight and curiosity to find out more about this talented actress.

Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On June 8, 2014, Sophie Okonedo won a Tony for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Steve Benson remembers his delight and curiosity to find out more about this talented actress.

Paula Sinclair on Gilda Radner (Image)

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Image from video of Paula Sinclair speaking about comedienne and actor Gilda Radner.
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Image from video of Paula Sinclair speaking about comedienne and actor Gilda Radner.

Claire Bloom

From her first film role in Charlie Chaplin’s 1952 Limelight to her performance in 2010’s The King’s Speech, Claire Bloom has remained a favorite of many acclaimed directors.

Claire Bloom

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Actress and writer, Claire Bloom.

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Actress and writer, Claire Bloom.

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Sophie Tucker Performing

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Singer and comedian Sophie Tucker performing.
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Singer and comedian Sophie Tucker performing.

Lisa Edelstein, September 9, 2007, cropped

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Lisa Edelstein, on Septermber 9, 2007, at Fashion Week.
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Lisa Edelstein, on Septermber 9, 2007, at Fashion Week.

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