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Izabel Goulart at 'The Immigrant' Premiere at 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 24, 2013

Izabel Goulart at 'The Immigrant' Premiere at 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 24, 2013

Charlie & his leading lady Edna Purviance   Photo taken while aboard boat used in his film “The Immigrant” (Spring 1917)

Charlie & his leading lady Edna Purviance Photo taken while aboard boat used in his film “The Immigrant” (Spring 1917)

Hedy Lamarr, often proclaimed “the most beautiful woman in the world,” the 26-yr-old Lamarr was thriving in Hollywood when, in September 1940, Nazi U-boats hunted down & sank a cruise ship trying to evacuate 90 British schoolchildren to Canada. 77 drowned in the bleak north Atlantic. Lamarr, a Jewish immigrant from Nazi-occupied Austria, was outraged. She fought back by applying her engineering skills to development of a sonar sub-locator used in the Atlantic to the good of both the US & UK.

Hedy’s Folly Reviewed: Richard Rhodes on Hedy Lamarr, Inventor

Hedy Lamarr, often proclaimed “the most beautiful woman in the world,” the 26-yr-old Lamarr was thriving in Hollywood when, in September 1940, Nazi U-boats hunted down & sank a cruise ship trying to evacuate 90 British schoolchildren to Canada. 77 drowned in the bleak north Atlantic. Lamarr, a Jewish immigrant from Nazi-occupied Austria, was outraged. She fought back by applying her engineering skills to development of a sonar sub-locator used in the Atlantic to the good of both the US & UK.

Actress Esther Rolle (1920-1998) trying on a dress the Joseph Magnin store in Beverly Hills in 1974. Ms. Rolle was a professional dancer and a founding member of the Negro Ensemble Company before taking on her best known role as Florida Evans on “Good Times.” Photo: Isaac Sutton/Ebony.

Actress Esther Rolle (1920-1998) trying on a dress the Joseph Magnin store in Beverly Hills in 1974. Ms. Rolle was a professional dancer and a founding member of the Negro Ensemble Company before taking on her best known role as Florida Evans on “Good Times.” Photo: Isaac Sutton/Ebony.

Charles Bronson, In 1943, enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and served as a B-29 aerial gunner as a Superfortress crewman with the 39th Bombardment Group based in Guam. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received during his service.

Charles Bronson, In 1943, enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and served as a B-29 aerial gunner as a Superfortress crewman with the 39th Bombardment Group based in Guam. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received during his service.

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