Her’s Day Thursday

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Today’s wonderful woman is Hedy Lamarr! Don’t know the name? You should!

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Hedy Lamarr was born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in 1914 in Vienna, Austria. In the 1920’s, Hedy was discovered as an actress by a producer who promptly brought her with him to Berlin. Lamar starred in several popular films including Comrade X (with Clark Gable) and Come Live With Me (with Jimmy Stewart).

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Acting, however, was her second love. Her first love was science. In the 1940’s, Hedy started working with radio wave technologies. She and composer George Antheil co-invented the technology for spread spectrum and frequency hopping. This technology has been incorporated into today’s technologies such as Wi-Fi, CDMA, and Bluetooth tech! Hedy was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.

Hedy proved she was not just another pretty face, but had brains to boot!

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