Why Famous: A contract star of MGM's Golden Age (Ecstasy, Samson & Delilah).
Mathematically talented she and composer George Antheil invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, used for wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day
- 1933-08-10 Actress Hedy Lamarr (19) weds Hirtenberger Patronen-Fabrik chairman Friedrich Mandl (33)
- 1949-12-21 "Samson and Delilah", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature, premieres in New York
- 1991-08-01 Actress Hedy Lamarr, aged 77 is arrested for shoplifting in Florida