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Lee De Forest (1873–1961)

Lee De Forest was born on August 26, 1873 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Phonofilm (1923), A Musical Monologue (1923) and Syncopation and Song (1927). He was married to Marie Mosquini, Nora Stanton Blatch, Lucille Sheardown and Mary Mayo (concert singer). He died on June 30, 1961 in Hollywood, California, ... See full bio »

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Phonofilm Producer
Weber and Fields Producer


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 1928 Carrie from Lancasheer (Short) (producer)
 1928 The Fire Brigade (Short) (producer)
 1928 The Orderly Room (Short) (producer)
 1928 The Raw Recruit (Short) (producer)
 1928 Safety First (Short) (producer)
 1928 The Barrister (Short) (producer)
 1928 Ashton and Rawson (Short) (producer)
 1928 The 'Flu That Flew (Short) (producer)
 1928 Mr. George Mozart the Famous Comedian (Short) (producer)
 1928 Ain't She Sweet (Short) (producer)
 1928/II Almost a Gentleman (Short) (producer)
 1928 Mirth and Magic (Short) (producer)
 1927 Dandy George and Rosie (Short) (producer)
 1927 Frivolous Fragments (Short) (producer)
 1927 George Bernard Shaw (Short) (producer)
 1927 Harry Shalson the Popular Entertainer (Short) (producer)
 1927 I Don't Care What You Used to Be (Short) (producer)
 1927 John Citizen's Lament (Short) (producer)
 1927 Mark Griver and His Scottish Revellers (Short) (producer)
 1927 Norah Blaney (Short) (producer)
 1927 Sensations of 1927 (Short) (producer)
 1927 Syncopation and Song (Short) (producer)
 1927 Teddy Brown (Short) (producer)
 1927 The Actors' Squad (Short) (producer)
 1927 To See If My Dreams Come True (Short) (producer)
 1927 Westminster Glee Singers (Short) (producer)
 1927 Harry and Max Nesbitt (Short) (producer)
 1927 Charles A. Lindbergh (Short) (producer)
 1927 Elga Collins the Versatile Entertainer (Short) (producer)
 1927 The Lard Song (Short) (producer)
 1927 Arthur Roberts (Short) (producer)
 1927 The Antidote (Short) (producer)
 1926 Al Herman (Short) (producer)
 1926 Alvin and Kelvin Keech (Short) (producer)
 1926 Bleak House (Short) (producer)
 1926 Ethel Hook (Short) (producer)
 1926 Fred Barnes (Short) (producer)
 1926 Gwen Farrar (Short) (producer)
 1926 I Can't Take You Out of My Dreams (Short) (producer)
 1926 I Want a Pie with a Plum In (Short) (producer)
 1926 Jack Pearl and Ben Bard (Short) (producer)
 1926 Julius Caesar (Short) (producer)
 1926 Knee Deep in Daisies (Short) (producer)
 1926 Marie Lloyd Jr. (Short) (producer)
 1926 Nan Wild (Short) (producer)
 1926 Nervo and Knox (Short) (producer)
 1926 Olly Oakley (Short) (producer)
 1926 Santa Claus (Short) (producer)
 1926 The Flat Charleston (Short) (producer)
 1926 The Houston Sisters (Short) (producer)
 1926 The Man in the Street (Short) (producer)
 1926/II The Sheik of Araby (Short) (producer)
 1926 The Whistler (Short) (producer)
 1926 Thorpe Bates (Short) (producer)
 1926 Cuban Sound Documentary (Short) (producer)
 1926 Sidney Bernstein Welcomes Phonofilm (Short) (producer)
 1926 Billy Merson Singing Desdemona (Short) (producer)
 1926 Dick Henderson (Short) (producer)
 1926 Joe Termini the Somnolent Melodist (Short) (producer)
 1926 My Old Kentucky Home (Short) (producer)
 1926 Brooke Johns and Goodee Montgomery (Short) (producer)
 1926/II Sweet Adeline (Short) (producer)
 1926 The Radio Franks (Short) (producer)
 1925 Chauncey Depew (Short) (producer)
 1925 Paul Specht Musical Number (Short) (producer)
 1925 Roger Wolfe Kahn Musical Number (Short) (producer)
 1925 Swanee River (Short) (producer)
 1925 Gloria Swanson Dialogue (Short) (producer)
 1924 Five Minutes with Al Smith (Short) (producer)
 1924 George Jessel (Short) (producer)
 1924 John W. Davis Campaign Speech (Short) (producer)
 1924 Raymond Hitchcock Sketch (Short) (producer)
 1924 Robert LaFollette Campaign Speech (Short) (producer)
 1924 Sonia Serova Dancers (Short) (producer)
 1924 The Jubilee Four (Short) (producer)
 1924 President Coolidge, Taken on the White House Grounds (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1924 Franklin D. Roosevelt Speech (Short) (producer)
 1924 Abraham Lincoln (Short) (producer)
 1923 Lincoln, the Man of the People (Short) (producer)
 1923 Phonofilm (producer)
 1923 A Boston Star: Borrah Minevitch (Short) (producer)
 1923 Adolph Zukor Introduces Phonofilm (Short) (producer)
 1923 A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor, Star of 'Kid Boots' (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1923 A Musical Monologue (Short) (producer)
 1923 Ben Bernie and All the Lads (Short) (producer)
 1923 Cohen on the Telephone (Short) (producer)
 1923 Conchita Piquer (Short) (producer)
 1923 Eva Puck and Sammy White (Short) (producer)
 1923 Fannie Ward (Short) (producer)
 1923 La chauve souris (Short) (producer)
 1923 Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake Sing Snappy Songs (Documentary short) (producer)
 1923 Rigoletto, Act Two (Short) (producer)
 1923 Sammy Fain and Artie Dunn (Short) (producer)
 1923 Sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor (Short) (producer)
 1923 Stringed Harmony (Short) (producer)
 1923 Weber and Fields (Short) (producer)
 1923 Henry Cass Demonstration Film (Short) (producer)
 1923 Lillian Powell Bubble Dance (Short) (producer)
 1923 Love's Old Sweet Song (Short) (producer)
 1922 Casey at the Bat (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1922 Lee DeForest (Short) (producer)
 1922 Marie Rappold (Short) (producer)
 1922 Songs of Yesterday (Short) (producer)
 1921 Barking Dog (Short) (producer)
 1921 Flying Jenny Airplane (Documentary short) (producer)
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His phonofilm sound films caught the first sound footage of a President of the United States on film in 1924. Filmed on August 11 with a special battery operated camera and sound recorder, President Calvin Coolidge spoke on film about taxation (with wildly inflated figures that did not match real tax statistics). It was intended to be used as a campaign aid in Coolidge's re-election that year. ... See more »

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