On yesterday's post Eleanor Parker, I had an interesting comment.
Menopausal New Mom wrote that actress Hedy Lamarr was one of her favorites in the old movies.
I had to look her up, I had never heard that name before. After reading what was written about her, I was amazed!
After escaping from a super controlling husband (who threw parties that Hitler and Mussolini attended) and fleeing to London for a divorce, she then came to America in 37' and debuted in her first American film in 38'.
This woman was not only an actress, but a scientist as well. In 41' Hedy and a composer invented "frequency-hopping" a.k.a. secret communication system and got it patented in 42'. It was intended to to help with the war, making torpedoes harder to detect. Because it was so ahead of it's time, it was not implemented till 62'.
The most amazing part of this woman's history is that, the technology that she and the composer created was used to create "Spread-Sectrum Communication Technology".
The cordless phones and the Wi-Fi that most of us have in our homes, is a direct (or indirect) result of Hedy's hard work!
Amazing woman!! To leave such a mark on the world!