She multi-tasked her acting career with her inventing! She managed to get patented, still act, help the world progress in life and technology, and she helped the world by creating Morse code. (That's what I got from the Google Doodle.)
That is really awesome.
Here's a background from the Google Doodle page:
Today on Google’s homepage we’re celebrating Hedy Lamarr, the Austrian-born actress Hollywood once dubbed “the most beautiful woman in the world.” Lamarr’s own story reads like a movie script: bored by the film industry and feeling typecast, Lamarr was more interested in helping the Allied war effort as World War II broke out than in the roles she was being offered. She had some background in military munitions (yes, really), and together with a composer friend, George Antheil, used the principles of how pianos worked (yep, pianos) to identify a way to prevent German submarines from jamming Ally radio signals. The patent for “frequency hopping” Lamarr co-authored laid the groundwork for widely-used technologies like Bluetooth, GPS and wifi that we rely upon daily.
Hedy Lamarr's 101st Birthday
Isn't that all crazy cool?!
I want to show you all this because:
1. I haven't posted here in a long time (last month...)
2. We all have the potential to do something great. And I love the fact that all of this was done by a woman! I thought some guy had done it (but I had never really thought to look it up; I was kind of waiting for my history book to teach it to me).