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Jamie Lee Curtis, 2015

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Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.
Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons.
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Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons.

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Sarah Silverman, 2007

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Comedian Sarah Silverman at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
Courtesy of Joan Garvin

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Comedian Sarah Silverman at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

Courtesy of Joan Garvin

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Kitty Carlisle Hart

Actress and singer Kitty Carlisle Hart was honored for her tireless crusade for funding for the arts when the New York State Theater in Albany was named after her.

Sally Priesand and Colleagues, Europe

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Rabbi Sally Priesand (center) and colleagues, on their trip through Europe to commemorate Regina Jonas. From JWA's documentary "In the Footsteps of Regina Jonas"
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Rabbi Sally Priesand (center) and colleagues, on their trip through Europe to commemorate Regina Jonas. From JWA's documentary "In the Footsteps of Regina Jonas"

Rachel King on Crossing Delancey, 2015

This Week in History: On September 16, 1988, Joan Micklin Silver's breakout film, Crossing Delancey, hit theaters. Rachel King remembers the impact the movie had on her own life.
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This Week in History: On September 16, 1988, Joan Micklin Silver's breakout film, Crossing Delancey, hit theaters. Rachel King remembers the impact the movie had on her own life.

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Thumbnail of This Week in History: On September 16, 1988, Joan Micklin Silver's breakout film, Crossing Delancey, hit theaters. Rachel King remembers the impact the movie had on her own life.
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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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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.
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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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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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