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erco
12-30-2011, 01:28 AM
Screen bombshell Hedy Lamarr co-invented with composer George Antheil an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary to wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day. from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr

A movie-makin' hottie with legs, looks, and "the intention to make radio-guided torpedoes harder for enemies to detect or jam". Find me one of those man-killers in Hollywood today!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Hedy_Lamarr_in_Dishonored_Lady_5.jpg

ElectricAye
12-30-2011, 01:57 AM
Not exactly a man-killer, but I think Jerry Lewis is credited with inventing the video assist, which I heard made him a lot of money.

http://www.vaidigital.com/resource/jerrys_crazy_tool.pdf

http://www.filmreference.com/images/sjff_03_img1191.jpg


There is also Natalie Portman, whom I think has an Erdős–Bacon number.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Portman

http://www.beyondhollywood.com/uploads/2010/09/black-swan-title-banner.jpg

mindrobots
12-30-2011, 01:58 AM
What a girl!!

Not to be confused with Hedley (" It's not *Hedy*, it's *Hedley*. Hedley Lamarr. ") Lamarr!

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