Broads You Should Know

Hedy Lamarr — Inventor of Wi-Fi and Successful Film Star

March 4, 2020

This week, Sam brings us the story of Hedy Lamarr, best known as a film actress, she is also the Mother of Wi-Fi! She tinkered with inventions all her life, claiming that the life of an actor was "boring." She also inspired Howard Hughes to redesign the shape of his airplanes after doing research on the shapes of the fastest known fish and birds. The story of her life is filled with surprises, so if you think you know about Hedy Lamarr, you might not know everything...


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