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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 silent movies such as, The Trick Cyclist (1901), The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2 (1899). He also produced the first American film version of Frankenstein in 1910. That was of course, ... See full bio »

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 1914 Andrew Carnegie (Documentary short) (producer)
 1914 The Birth of the Telephone (Documentary short) (producer)
 1914 The Old Violin (Short) (producer)
 1914 The Patchwork Girl of Oz (producer)
 1913 Her Redemption (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Deaf Mute (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Five Bachelors (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Irish Policeman (Short) (producer)
 1913 Votes for Women (Short) (producer)
 1913 Nursery Favorites (Short) (producer)
 1913/II The Politician (Short) (producer)
 1913/II The Old Guard (Short) (producer)
 1913 A Minstrel Show (Short) (producer)
 1913 Julius Caesar (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Edison Kinetophone (Short) (producer)
 1913 Jack's Joke (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Musical Blacksmiths (Short) (producer)
 1912 Das Stelldichein der Verehrer (Short) (producer)
 1911 Lucia di Lammermoor (Short) (producer)
 1910 Frankenstein (Short) (producer)
 1904 Parsifal (Short) (producer)
 1904 Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association Championships (Documentary short) (producer)
 1903 Electrocuting an Elephant (Documentary short) (producer)
 1898 Alciede Capitane (Short) (producer)
 1898 Indian War Council (Short) (producer)
 1898 The Passion Play of Oberammergau (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1897 Capsize of Lifeboat (Documentary short) (producer)
 1897 Launch of Life Boat (Documentary short) (producer)
 1897 Launch of Surf Boat (Documentary short) (producer)
 1897 Rescue - Resuscitation (Short) (producer)
 1897 Admiral Cigarette (Documentary short) (producer)
 1897 Serpentine Dance, Annabelle (Short) (producer)
 1896 Cock Fight (Documentary short) (producer)
 1896 American Falls, from Incline R.R. (Short documentary) (producer)
 1896 American Falls from Above, American Side (Documentary short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 1896 Starting for the Fire (Documentary short) (producer)
 1896 East Side Drive, No. 1 (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 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)
 1894 Imperial Japanese Dance (Short) (producer)
 1894 Sioux Ghost Dance (Short) (producer)
 1894 Edison Kinetoscope Records: Annie Oakley (Documentary short) (producer)
 1893 Blacksmith Scene (Short) (producer)
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Alternate Names:

Thomas Edison

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

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 »

Nickname:

The Wizard of Menlo Park

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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