The evil villain in Mel Brook’s parody of Hollywood westerns, Harvey Korman’s Hedley Lamarr (one has to say the entire thing to get the full effect) spends a good part of the movie correcting other characters’ pronunciation of his name. Because it sounds like that of old Hollywood bombshell Hedy Lamarr. And it’s hilarious every time he blows his top over the confusion. The original Lamarr was not amused, though. She either sued or threatened to sue Brooks for the repeated use of her near name in Saddles, and the case was settled out of court.