“Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”
– Heddy Lamar.
Heddy Lamarr was born November 9, 1914, in Vienna, Austria-Hungary and died January 19 2000, in Casselberry, Florida, USA She was a famous actress and an inventor who began her career in 1933 as an actress in the controversial film “Ecstasy”, where she is seen swimming and running in the nude. She continued working in films until the 1950’s and became a huge star. Lamarr and was known for her breathtaking beauty on the screen, however, she was an inventor at heart. One of her earliest inventions was a tablet that, when dropped in water, created a carbonated drink. Later she teamed up with composer George Antheil and they created a jam proof radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes. Their design system would continually change signals so that the torpedoes were able to avoid detection. Today this design is used in Wi-Fi, CDMA and Bluetooth. In 2014 Lamarr and Antheil were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
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