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Google doodle celebrates Hedy Lamarr, screen siren and Wi-Fi pioneer

Mon Nov 09 07:15:15 EST 2015 | Tampa Bay Times
Today would be the 101st birthday of actress Hedy Lamarr, whose place in film history was secured in 1933, in the Czech romantic drama Ecstasy. But everyone today is also reminded how a World War II pin-up girl laid the groundwork for today's Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cell phone technology. Ecstasy featured a scene of Lamarr (billed then as Hedy Kiesler) feigning an ---, and brief flashes of her skinny-dipping and running --- through woods. Lamarr's notoriety carried her to Hollywood, where she ..

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If you used Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet today, you owe a bit of gratitude to Hedy Lamarr. Monday's Google doodle celebrated what would have been the 101st birthday of Hedy Lam..
Today would be the 101st birthday of actress Hedy Lamarr, whose place in film history was secured in 1933, in the Czech romantic drama Ecstasy. But everyone today is also reminded ..
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MGMHedy Lamarr in a publicity still for 'Heavenly Body' (1944). Hedy Lamarr was one of the most beautiful and talented actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age, but she was a lot m..
by Julia Hays Mon., Nov. 9, 2015 7:48 AM PST Today's Google Doodle honors Hedy Lamarr, a legendary Hollywood actress who lived a dual life as an inventor. Today would have been her..
Hedy Lamarr was unquestionably one of the biggest movie stars of the 1930s and '40s. Her beauty was legendary, but in the 21st century, Lamarr's stardom is all but forgotten — and ..
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Hedy Lamarr would have turned 101 on Monday, and Google celebrated by animating the Hollywood star, who should be remembered for more than her acting or beauty. Born as Hedwig Eva ..
Google Doodle on Monday is celebrating the 101st birthday of Vienna-born actress Hedy Lamarr, who won over hearts on the big screen in the 1940s in such hits as "I Take This Woman"..
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