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Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr
Lamarr in Dishonored Lady (1947)
Personal information
Birth nameHedwig Eva Maria Kiesler
Birth dateNovember 9, 1913
Place of birthVienna, Austria-Hungary
Date of deathJanuary 19, 2000(age 86)
Death placeOrlando, Florida, U.S.
Years active1930 1958
SpouseFritz Mandl (1933 1937; divorced)
Gene Markey (1939 1941; divorced; 1 child)
John Loder (1943 1947; divorced; 2 children)
Teddy Stauffer (1951 1952; divorced)
W. Howard Lee (1953 1960; divorced)
Lewis J. Boies (1963 1965; divorced)

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Hedy Lamarr (c-eniconˈhɛdi; November 9, 1913 January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-American actress who was a major contract star of MGM's "Golden Age".

Lamarr also co-invented with composer George Antheil an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary to wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day.

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