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Hedy Lamarr (1913)

Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress known primarily for her beauty and her successful film career—including her role as Delilah in Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah. However, she also co-invented an early form of spread spectrum encoding—intended to make radio-guided torpedoes harder to detect or jam—in the 1940s with her neighbor, composer George Antheil. They patented the technology in 1942, but it did not come into use until later. Who introduced Lamarr to military technology? More...
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An actor, it is said, belongs to an honorable profession: amusing the masses.

Unlike some professions (politics, for example), actors do not do things that can harm people.

To maintain our respect for actors, it is often suggested that actors keep their political and social views to themselves.
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Fascinating! What a wild life she led! Happy Birthday Hedy Lamarr! Applause

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IMcRout wrote:
The Google doodle on her 101st birthday.

Thanks for sharing IMcRout!

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Hedy Lamarr (/ˈhɛdi/; born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, 9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000)[a] was an Austrian and American film actress and inventor.[1] After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a controversial love-making scene in the film Ecstasy (1933), she fled her husband and secretly moved to Paris. There, she met MGM head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood, where she became a film star from the late 1930s to the 1950s.[2]

Lamarr appeared in numerous popular feature films, including Algiers (1938) with Charles Boyer, I Take This Woman (1940) with Spencer Tracy, Comrade X (1940) with Clark Gable, Come Live With Me (1941) with James Stewart, H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) with Robert Young, and Samson and Delilah (1949) with Victor Mature.[3] Director Max Reinhardt called her the "most beautiful woman in Europe," a sentiment widely shared by her audiences and critics.[4][5][6]

During her first marriage, to an arms dealer, Lamarr developed an interest in applied science, and bored by her acting career, used this knowledge as an inventor. At the beginning of World War II, keen to aid the Allied war effort, she identified jamming of Allied radio communications by the Axis as a particular problem, and with composer George Antheil, developed spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat it.[7] Though the US Navy did not adopt the technology until the 1960s, the principles of her work are now incorporated into modern Wi-Fi, CDMA and Bluetooth technology,[8][9][10] and this work led to her being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.[7][11]
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