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Thomas A. Edison (1847–1931)

Invented the phonograph, the incandescent electric lightbulb, the alkaline storage battery among other things. He held more than 900 patents and laid the foundation for the modern electric age. See full bio »

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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 Nursery Favorites (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Irish Policeman (Short) (producer)
 1913 Julius Caesar (Short) (producer)
 1912 Das Stelldichein der Verehrer (Short) (producer)
 1911 Lucia di Lammermoor (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 | 7 Portrayals | 30 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Alva Edison | Thomas Edison


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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School was repulsive to me. See more »


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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