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Thomas A. Edison (1847–1931)


Thomas A. Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio, USA as Thomas Alva Edison. He was a producer and director, known for Frankenstein (1910), The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and Electrocuting an Elephant (1903). He was married to Mina Miller and Mary Stilwell. He died on October 18, 1931 in West Orange, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Frankenstein
Frankenstein Producer
(1910)
The Patchwork Girl of Oz
(1914)
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video
(1979)

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 1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (producer - segment "Electrocuting an Elephant", archive footage, as Thomas Alva Edison)
 1914 The Patchwork Girl of Oz (producer)
 1913 A Minstrel Show (Short) (producer)
 1913 Her Redemption (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Irish Policeman (Short) (producer)
 1913 Nursery Favorites (Short) (producer)
 1913 Julius Caesar (Short) (producer)
 1912 Das Stelldichein der Verehrer (Short) (producer)
 1911 Lucia di Lammermoor (Short) (producer)
 1910 Frankenstein (Short) (producer)
 1904 Parsifal (Short) (producer)
 1903 Electrocuting an Elephant (Documentary short) (producer)
 1898 The Passion Play of Oberammergau (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1896 Blackton Sketches, No. 2 (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1896 Blackton Sketches, No. 3 (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1896 Fatima's Coochee-Coochee Dance (Short) (producer)
 1895 The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (Short) (producer - uncredited)
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4 Biographical Movies | 9 Print Biographies | 9 Portrayals | 30 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Thomas Alva Edison | Thomas Edison

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

My mother was the making of me. She understood me; she let me follow my bent. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint. See more »

Trivia:

The film industry found itself centered in Los Angeles in part because of Thomas Edison. Edison formed the Motion Picture Patent Company (MPPC), and teamed up with a few other prominent figures in film production, giving them a sort of monopoly on filmmaking. They wouldn't let other filmmakers use their technology, and they controlled the different steps of production. Supposedly, they even hired... See more »

Nickname:

The Wizard of Menlo Park

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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