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Watch: Google's Animated Doodle for Actress Hedy Lamarr's Birthday

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November 9, 2015
Source: Google

Hedy Lamarr

Well this is lovely. Google decided to celebrate the 101st birthday of Inventor and Hollywood star, Hedy Lamarr, on Monday, November 9th. This would have been her 101st birthday; she passed away in the year 2000 at the age of 85. She was never nominated for any Academy Awards, but Hedy Lamarr became a very popular and beloved movie star in the late 1930s and through the 1940s because of her beauty. Louis B. Mayer at MGM found her in Europe after fleeing the war, and changed her name to Hedy Lamarr, as she was originally born as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Austria. She has become popular recently because aside from her career in Hollywood, she was a scientist and inventor behind a jam-proof radio guidance system.

Description from YouTube: "Animated Google Doodle celebrating the 101st birthday of Inventor and Hollywood star, Hedy Lamarr." Featuring music by Adam Ever-Hadani. She appeared in numerous popular feature films, including Algiers (1938) with Charles Boyer, I Take This Woman (1940) with Spencer Tracy, Comrade X (1940) with Clark Gable, Come Live With Me (1941) with James Stewart, H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) with Robert Young, and the highest-grossing film of 1949 - Samson and Delilah, with Victor Mature as the Biblical strongman. As she was working in America during WWII, Lamarr was inspired to contribute to the war effort and helped develop spread spectrum & frequency hopping systems. Great Doodle, Google.

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  • DAVIDPD
    Cute video. I wonder what motivated Google to make this? I am not saying she doesn't deserve it, but I just wonder who was her fan at Google? // Photo for "science!"
  • Gohikeone
    That's Hedley...

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