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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 Electrocuting an Elephant (1903), The Trick Cyclist (1901) and The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914). 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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 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 A Minstrel Show (Short) (producer)
 1913 Her Redemption (Short) (producer)
 1913 Jack's Joke (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Deaf Mute (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Edison Kinetophone (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Five Bachelors (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Irish Policeman (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Musical Blacksmiths (Short) (producer)
 1913/II The Old Guard (Short) (producer)
 1913/II The Politician (Short) (producer)
 1913 Votes for Women (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)
 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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6 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 21 Portrayals | 31 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Thomas Edison

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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My mother was the making of me. She understood me; she let me follow my bent. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint. See more »

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In 1931, when he died, his estate was estimated at well over $12 million. His estate included shares of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. valued at more than $10 million, $1,342,000 in United States bonds, $48,000 in railroad bonds, $48,000 in cash, and 76,000 shares in 37 different companies that no longer exist. See more »

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The Wizard of Menlo Park

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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