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Estelle Getty, 1985

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Actress and comedian Estelle Getty (1923 – 2008) in 1985.

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Actress and comedian Estelle Getty (1923 – 2008) in 1985.

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When actors make it big later in life, they usually have a long history of smaller roles and near misses to back up their rise to fame. There’s no such thing as an overnight success, and so on. Estelle Getty’s journey to her star-making role in The Golden Girls was really just that—an overnight transformation—though it may not have felt that way for Getty.

Steve Benson on the Birth of Kitty Carlisle Hart

This Week in History: On September 3, 1910, actress Kitty Carlisle Hart was born. Steve Benson remembers his delight and surprise when he got the opportunity to talk to Hart about her work.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On September 3, 1910, actress Kitty Carlisle Hart was born. Steve Benson remembers his delight and surprise when he got the opportunity to talk to Hart about her work.

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

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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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.
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Etta King on the Birth of Theda Bara

This Week in History: On July 22, 1890, silent film star Theda Bara was born. Etta King discusses how she became the "vamp" character Hollywood first adored and then rejected.
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This Week in History: On July 22, 1890, silent film star Theda Bara was born. Etta King discusses how she became the "vamp" character Hollywood first adored and then rejected.

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Etta King on the birth of Theda Bara (1890 – 1955).

Etta King on the birth of Theda Bara (1890 – 1955).

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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