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  • This was the kind of thinking that underlay the inspirational movies produced by Warner Brothers in the 1930s for which Variety coined the term "biopic" – films about medical pioneers, democratic revolutionaries and other movers and shakers who changed the world, invariably men MGM's Madame Curie was a rare exception.

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  • Especially appealing are the ones inspired by Madame Curie, two-time Nobel prize winner who discovered radium and polonium and coined the term "radioactivity."

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  • Her hair was flat and wispy, as if she'd been working long hours, and in one hand she held a flask up to the light; the smudged rendition of Madame Curie's features showed a fierce determination.

    Radium

  • She stared at the flickering images on the TV screen and thought of Madame Curie and her husband Pierre side by side in their laboratory, surrounded by invisible arcs of energy from the ores they studied.

    Radium

  • On Wednesday in the everlasting week before the final week of school, Meryl's fifth-grade teacher handed her a Tab Scholastic edition of The Story of Madame Curie.

    Radium

  • She loved the illustration on the front cover, in which Madame Curie wore a plain dress, soft grey-green.

    Radium

  • Swanson's research into the life of Madame Curie, and the radium dial tragedy, inspired the poem "Radium Girls."

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  • The route took us past the museum home of Madame Curie, Maria Sklodowska, to us Poles, then on to John Paul II Avenue and beside statues of Copernicus and Frederick Chopin.

    Runners

  • He was told that the rocks were bound for far-off France, where Madame Curie and her husband would extract specks of their new discovery, radium, from this ore.

    Yellow Dirt

  • From Clara Barton to Hillary Clinton, Madame Curie to Mother Teresa, the so-called “weaker sex” has flexed their muscles in causes that need immediate attention.

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