Hedy Lamarr’s 101st Birthday

Animated Google Doodle celebrating the 101st birthday of Inventor and Hollywood star, Hedy Lamarr.  Music by Adam Ever-Hadani

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian and American film actress and inventor. After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a controversial love-making scene in the film Ecstasy, she fled her husband and secretly moved to Paris. Wikipedia 

Born: November 9, 1914, Vienna, Austria
Died: January 19, 2000, Casselberry, Florida, United States
Spouse: Lewis J. Boies (m. 1963–1965)
Children: Anthony Loder, Denise Loder, James Lamarr Markey

Often called “The Most Beautiful Woman in Films,” Hedy Lamarr’s beauty and screen presence made her one of the most popular actresses of her day.

For Hedy Lamarr being a beautiful talented actress was not enough, Hedy was also very intelligent. In addition to her film credits, you must remember that has patented an idea that  became later a fundamental for secure military communications and the technology behind the cellular communication. In 1942, Hedy and the composer George Antheil patented what they called the “secret communication system.” The original idea, designed to solve the signals blocking problem of radio-controlled missiles during the Second World War, which allows to change radio frequencies simultaneously in order to avoid that the enemies might be able to intercept them. The state of the technology at that time prevented its feasibility, but later with the advent of micro transistors the  expressed concept by Hedy Lamarr became very important for the mobile and for the military industry. Reaching this impressive technological achievement, combined with her talent in acting as “the most beautiful woman in the film” has crowned her as one of the most interesting and intelligent women that has ever existed.

Films

YearFilmRoleFormat1989Entertaining the TroopsHerselfVHS1977That’s ActionHerselfVHS1965The Love GoddessesHerselfVHS | DVD1957The Female AnimalVanessa WindsorVHS | DVD1957The Story of MankindJoan of Arc 1954Eterna femmina, L’   1954L’Amante di ParideHedy Windsor 1951My Favorite Spy Lily Dalbray 1950Copper Canyon Lisa RoselleVHS | DVD1950A Lady Without Passport Marianne Lorress 1949Samson and Delilah DelilahVHS1948Let’s Live a Little Dr. J.O. Loring 1947Dishonored LadyMadeleine DamienVHS | DVD1946The Strange Woman Jenny HagerVHS | DVD1945Her Highness and the BellboyPrincess Veronica 1944Experiment PerilousAlida Bederaux 1944The Conspirators Irene Von Mohr 1943The Heavenly BodyVicky Whitley 1942Show Business at WarHerselfVHS1942Tortilla Flat Dolores RamirezVHS1942CrossroadsLucienne Talbot 1941White CargoTondelayoVHS1941Come Live with MeJohnny Jones 1941Ziegfeld GirlSondra KolterVHS1940H.M. Pulham, Esq.Marvin Myles Ransome 1940Boom TownKaren VanmeerVHS1940Comrade X GolubkaVHS1939The Miracle of SoundHerself 1939I Take This WomanGeorgi Gragore 1939Lady of the Tropics Manon deVargnes Carey 1938Algiers GabyVHS | DVD1932EcstasyEvaVHS | DVD1931Die Koffer des Herrn O.F.Helene 1931Die Blumenfrau von LindenauSecretary 1931Man braucht kein GeldKäthe Brandt 1930Geld auf der StraßeYoung Girl at Night Club Table 

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