I spent a lot of time this weekend thinking about Henrietta Lacks and Hedy Lamarr. That might seem weird, because these women could not be more different. The first was a poor Black tobacco farmer living in Virginia in the 1950s. The latter was the epitome of the glamorous Hollywood movie star, known as "the most beautiful woman in the world." But they actually have more in common than you'd think. Both were the subjects of films released this weekend — The Immortal Life of Henrietta...


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