Chances are if you are under 50 you probably never heard of Hedy Lamarr. Yet today Google are celebrating Lamarr’s 101st birthday by making Hedy today’s Google doodle. Those born in the internet age are probably wondering why internet giants Google are celebrating Lamarr some 15 years after her death. Lamarr was born in Germany on November 09 1914, just after the outbreak of the First World War. Lamarr enjoyed a brief movie career in Germany before moving to tinseltown in the late 1930’s.