Women You’ve Never Heard Of: Part VIII

Hedy Lamarr is often recognized as one of the most beautiful women in films. The Austrian born star was a major staple during MGM’s “Golden Age” and starred alongside male counterparts such as Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and Jimmy Stewart. But did you know that Hedy was also an extremely intelligent inventor?

Hedy and composer George Antheil patented an idea for a “Secret Communication System” which involved simultaneously switching radio frequencies in order to solve the problem of enemies blocking radio transmissions.  Although the idea couldn’t be put into action until the 1960s, Hedy’s idea plays a huge part in both the military and the cell phone industry today.

Today’s Proud Kate: Hedy Lamarr 

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