4 Biographical Movies
9 Print Biographies
Thomas Alva Edison | Thomas Edison
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
(His last words, after lasping in and out of consciousness): "It is very beautiful over there."
The last years of his life were plagued by financial failures, including plans to make houses out of poured formed concrete (it never caught on with the public) and making rubber from goldenrod (it decomposed too quickly).
The Wizard of Menlo Park