Hedy Lamarr honored in Casselberry


March 17, 2023

Shown here (l-r): Anthony Aramendia, vice president, Society for Historic Casselberry; Don Epps, president, Seminole County Historical Society; Bob Dallari, Seminole County Commissioner, District 1; Dr. Deborah Bauer, president, Society for Historic Casselberry; Jerry Klinger, president, Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation; and Lee Constantine, Seminole County Commission, District 3.

On Sunday, March 12, the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, the Casselberry Historical Society and the Seminole County Historical Society erected a marker honoring Hedy Lamarr.

Lamarr is most remembered for her acting career, starring in more than two dozen movies. She is not as well remembered as the inventor, with George Antheil, of a secret communication system, patented in 1942. This system was used by the Allied Powers against Nazi Germany during World War II and allowed "frequency jumping" of radio waves in torpedo guidance. Lamarr gave it to the U.S. Government beca...

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