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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 The Trick Cyclist (1901), The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2 (1899). 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

The Trick Cyclist
(1901)
The Patchwork Girl of Oz
(1914)
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Producer
(1910)

Filmography

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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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Publicity Listings:

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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[His last words, after lapsing in and out of consciousness] It is very beautiful over there. See more »

Trivia:

Other inventions to his credit include celophane tape, waxed paper, an improved version of the typewriter keyboard, and "the electric pencil", a forerunner to today's fax machine. See more »

Nickname:

The Wizard of Menlo Park

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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