Profile of the Day: Hedy Lamarr

Posted January 9, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Hedy Lamarr

Today we highlight Austrian-American actress Hedy Lamarr. A celebrated star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Lamarr is best remembered as the star of Cecil B. DeMille‘s epic Samson and Delilah. It is perhaps less well known that this glamorous actress co-invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hoping, which forms the basis for wireless communication today. In 1941, Lamarr and composer George Antheil received a patent for a Secret Communication System. Their invention would eventually lead to the development of GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology.

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