Google honours Austrian actress, inventor Hedy Lamarr

Published by Metro India News Online on November 09, 2015 12:04:04 PM
Google honours Austrian actress, inventor Hedy Lamarr

The global search engine Google has paid tribute to the famous Austrian film actress-turned-inventor Hedy Lamarr on her 101st birthday on Monday.

The doodle is a perfect honour to the actress, since it showcases Lamarr in different situations - movie star by day and an inventor by night. The doodle is set in a musical video background.

Hedy Lamarr born on 9 November, 1914, appeared in many number of feature films including, I Take This Woman (1940), Algiers (1938), Comrade X (1940) with Clark Gable, H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941), Come Live With Me (1941), and Samson and Delilah (1949).

Once called the most beautiful woman in the entire world, Lamarr soon became bored with the movie industry and acquired an interest in helping the allied war effort. Her work on "frequency hopping," made her an executant of the new-age technology which had slowly paved way for modern day technologies such as GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi. Lamarr also played a vital role in WWII, where she along with her friend Antheil used the principles of how a piano would help to identify a way to prevent the German submarines from jamming the Ally radio signals.

Lamarr died on 19 January 2000 at the age of 85. Her death certificate mentioned three causes: heart failure, arteriosclerotic heart disease and chronic valvular heart disease. She was later given an honorary grave in Vienna's Central Cemetery in 2014.

To watch the doodle, click here: