Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr (Actress), born on November 9, 1914 in Vienna, Austria. Hedy Lamarr's age 103 years (at death) & Zodiac Sign Scorpio, nationality Austrian (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Hedy Lamarr?

Hedy Lamarr Bio

  • Birth Name:Hedy Lamarr
  • First Name: Hedy
  • Last Name: Lamarr
  • Age: 103 years (at death)
  • Died: January 19, 2000 (85 years)
  • Birth Date: November 9, 1914
  • Birth Place: Vienna, Austria
  • Country: Austria
  • Nationality: Austrian
  • Birth/Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Feet/Shoe Size: N/A
  • Dress Size: N/A
  • Hedy Lamarr Height

    5 Feet 7 Inches (170 cm/1.70 m)

    Height & Weight
    Height (in Feet-Inches)5 Feet 7 Inches
    Height (in Centimeters)170 cm
    Height (in Meters)1.70 m
    Weight (in Kilograms)58 kg
    Weight (in Pounds)128 lbs

    Hedy Lamarr Body Measurements

    Hedy Lamarr's full body measurements are 33 in (84 cm) - 38B (US) / 85B (EU) B (US) - 22 in (58 cm) - 35 in (89 cm) .

    Body Measurements
    Bust Size33 in (84 cm)
    Bra Size38B (US) / 85B (EU) B (US)
    Waist Size22 in (58 cm)
    Hips Size35 in (89 cm)

    Hedy Lamarr FAQs

    Did Hedy Lamarr really invent WIFI?

    It’s indeed an important technological concept used in wifi, cellphones, and other communications. Hedy Lamarr did not, however, invent wifi or cellphones. Wifi as we know it was invented by John O’Sullivan, an Australian engineer while working at the Netherlands’ Dwingeloo Radio Observatory in 1977.

    What were Hedy Lamarr's last words?

    If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

    What disease did Hedy Lamarr have?

    On 19 January 2000, aged 86 Lamarr died in Florida due heart problems, namely arteriosclerotic heart disease, chronic valvular heart disease, and heart failure. Because of her contributions especially to the world of entertainment, she was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    What did Hedy Lamarr invent during World War II?

    Hedy Lamarr invented frequency hopping—a technology that could have provided a significant advantage to the United States military in the war—but the Navy shelved her idea and told her to sell war bonds instead.

    Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor. At the beginning of World War II, Lamarr and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, which used spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming by the Axis powers. Although the US Navy did not adopt the technology until the 1960s, the principles of their work are arguably incorporated into Bluetooth technology, and are similar to methods used in legacy versions of CDMA and Wi-Fi. This work led to their induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014. After a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, including the controversial Ecstasy in which she is seen swimming and running nude, she fled from her husband, a wealthy Austrian ammunition manufacturer, and secretly moved to Paris. There, she met Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood, where she became a film star from the late 1930s to the 1950s.

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