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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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(1901)
(1914)
Frankenstein Producer
(1910)

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 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 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 Serpentine Dance, Annabelle (Short) (producer)
 1896 Cock Fight (Documentary short) (producer)
 1896 American Falls, from Incline R.R. (Short documentary) (producer)
 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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4 Biographical Movies | 9 Print Biographies | 9 Portrayals | 30 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Thomas Edison

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on encouragement/discouragement] I never allow myself to become discouraged under any circumstances...The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-Itiveness; third, common sense. See more »

Trivia:

Despite his company producing one of the earliest advertisements for cigarettes (Admiral Cigarettes), Edison became an ardent anti-smoking advocate; going so far as to say that he would not hire anyone who smoked. See more »

Nickname:

The Wizard of Menlo Park

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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