Virtual Profiles with Dr. William Thierfelder: Hedy Lamarr

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Hedy Lamarr was the “Bombshell” actress who starred in such hit films as Algiers (1938), Lady of the Tropics (1939), Boom Town (1940) and Samson and Delilah (1949). But she was also an inventor who created technology that is still used today in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi systems. She was an eccentric shoplifter and a famous recluse who spent much of her last thirty years communicating with the outside world for six or seven hours a day via telephone. Lamarr was all of these things and so much more.  Come discover one of the more fascinating life stories of the 20th century.

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