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David Sarnoff (I) (1891–1971)


David Sarnoff was one of the giants of 20th Century mass media as the head of Radio Corp. of America (RCA) and the National Broadcasting System (MBC). Sarnoff, who was of Jewish descent, was born on February 27, 1891 in Belarus in the old Russian Empire and emigrated with his family to the United States in 1900. Sarnoff quit his job as an office ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1939 RCA Television Exhibit at New York Worlds Fair (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1936 NBC/RCA Experimental Television Demonstration for the Press (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1936 First Television Broadcast NBC/RCA (Documentary short) (executive producer)
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 1938 Susan and God (TV Movie)
Introducer / Himself
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 1967 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Himself
- Toscanini: The Maestro Revisited (1967) ... Himself
 1957 Home (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 18 February 1957 (1957) ... Himself
 1954 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
Himself - President of RCA
- Episode #1.24 (1954) ... Himself - President of RCA
 1953 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #6.34 (1953) ... Himself (as General David Sarnoff)
 1950 We, the People (TV Series)
Himself - Brig. General Sarnoff
- Episode #3.2 (1950) ... Himself - Brig. General Sarnoff
 1950 Mid Century: Half Way to Where? (Short documentary)
Himself - RCA Chairman
 1948 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 1 - Music of Wagner (TV Special documentary)
Himself (in original 1948 broadcast only) (uncredited)
 1936 First Television Broadcast NBC/RCA (Documentary short)
Himself
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 1999 Modern Marvels (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Television: Window to the World (1999) ... Himself
 1998 Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1991 Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (Documentary)
Himself - with Marconi at RCA (uncredited)
 1987 Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Birth of a Titan (1987) ... Himself (uncredited)
 1985 Toscanini: The Maestro (Documentary)
Himself
 1984 The 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame
Himself - Winner
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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

General David Sarnoff
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Personal Quote:

Atoms for peace. Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on this earth. [First message sent with atomic-powered electricity, 27 January 1954] See more »

Trivia:

Twice made the cover of Time Magazine, almost exactly 32 years apart: July 15, 1929, and July 23, 1951. See more »

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