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Hedy Lamarr

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  • November 9, 1914 in Vienna, Austria
  • January 19, 2000

Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1913 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-American actress known primarily for her extraordinary beauty and her celebrity in a film career as a major contract star of MGM's "Golden Age". However, Lamarr was also an inventor and mathematician who co-invented -- with composer George Antheil -- an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary to wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day. Description above from the Wikipedia article Hedy Lamarr, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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