November 9 in Sci-Fi History: Hedy Lamarr

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Mar 26, 2021, 9:00 AM EDT (Updated)

We've gone down this road before. And it all bears repeating. Because Hedy Lamar is a miracle person who hasn't properly gotten her due because she lived in a time when sexism was super standard. Today would have been her 103rd birthday.


She invented a TON of stuff, and a lot of it we still use today. There are a lot of clips about this, but most of them are news organizations trying to fall over themselves about how weird it is that a beautiful woman could also be smart. MSNBC finally put this together, years later:


Her story is big and important. Learn all about her.