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George Antheil

George AntheilAKA Georg Johann Carl Antheil

Born: 8-Jul-1900
Birthplace: Trenton, NJ
Died: 12-Feb-1959
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, NJ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Le Ballet mécanique

Co-inventor, with Hedy Lamarr, of spread-spectrum frequency hopping. Antheil's Ballet mécanique (1924) employs 16 synchronised player pianos, accompanied by several pianists and percussionists.

Brother: Peter (half brother)
Wife: Boski (until his death, one son)
Son: Peter Antheil
Son: Chris Beaumont (b. out of wedlock)

    University: Curtis Music Settlement School

    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
    Guggenheim Fellowship

Author of books:
Everyman His Own Detective: A Study of Glandular Criminology (1937)
The Shape of the War to Come (1940)
Bad Boy of Music (1945, memoir)


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