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


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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 | 8 Portrayals | 31 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Alva Edison | Thomas Edison


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Many of his experimental films were made in a small wooden building dubbed "The Black Maria" (spelled Maria but pronounced "Mariah") because it resembled a police wagon of the same name. Edison's Black Maria was built on a lot next to his lab and office. The building, essentially a large wooden shed covered with tar paper, was small enough that it was mounted on circular tracks so it could be ... See more »


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