Hedy Lamarr was a film actress and inventor known for developing the technology that would later be incorporated into wireless communication devices.


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  • Hedy Lamarr was one of two actresses, the other being Jean Harlow, from the 1940s that Bob Kane based the character of Selina Kyle/Catwoman on.
  • In addition to being an actress, Lamarr is also known for inventing Frequency-Hopping (or Spread-Spectrum), the technology used in smartphones and Bluetooth devices.
    • She worked briefly as a telephone operator before starting her acting career, which allowed her to patent Spread Spectrum and led the invention of (among other things) the cell phone.
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