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Diane Kruger to star in Lamarr miniseries
    2017-September-22  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

ACTRESS Diane Kruger is teaming with Straight Up Films to tell the story of silver-screen and communications technology pioneer Hedy Lamarr.

Kruger is producing with the intent to star in what is envisioned to be a TV miniseries adaptation of the Richard Rhodes book “Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World.” Google and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation are also collaborating on the development of the project.

Lamarr, who first began acting in her native Austria, lit up Hollywood in the late 1930s and 1940s, starring in “Comrade X” with Clark Gable, “Tortilla Flat” with Spencer Tracy and “Samson & Deiliah” with Victor Mature. Her career fell into a sad decline in the 1950s and 1960s, but it was in her pre-war life that she made a lasting impact that would only be recognized decades later.

Lamarr first married when she was 18, to a wealthy Austrian munitions manufacturer with ties to both governments in Nazi Germany and Mussolini’s Italy. And while her husband was a man who ruled their marriage with an iron fist, he introduced her to scientists working in the military. This nurtured her latent curiosity and she worked on inventions in her off-hours even when she made her way to the United States.

While most of her inventions didn’t go far, during World War II and while under contract with MGM, Lamarr and a friend invented a frequency-hopping radio signal that they patented. They approached the military, who at the time turned them away. It was only a generation later that the military began looking at it and using it. The technology, called Spread Spectrum Technology, now underpins Bluetooth and WiFi use.

Her technological contribution was recognized very late in life, and in 2014 she was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

“I am fascinated by Hedy Lamarr,” said Kruger in a statement. “She was a smart, witty, visionary inventor, way ahead of her time, who also happened to be a major movie star. I cannot wait to tell her story to make sure her legacy will live on forever and inspire others.”

Kruger won the best actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival this year for the German-language drama “In the Fade.”

(SD-Agencies)

 

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