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Hedy Lamarr: Actress by day, inventor and genius by night

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Published: 27 November 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The affecting new documentary Bombshell is haunted by recordings of her lilting voice from the 1990s, after her descent into pop-culture hell

By day, she wore her bejewelled, plumed working clothes for MGM’s Ziegfeld Girls. By night, she assumed her secret—or perhaps, actual—identity as an amateur inventor, developing a “frequency hopping” radio device, with her colleague, the avant-garde composer George Antheil, that anticipated contemporary wireless communication.

FULL STORY Actress Hedy Lamarr, the real-life Jewish wonder woman whose inventions led to wifi and GPS (Tablet)

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