Leon Forrest Douglass was an American inventor and co-founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company who registered approximately fifty patents, mostly for film and sound recording techniques.
|Born:||12, 1869, Nebraska, USA|
|Died:||07, 1940, San Francisco, USA|
|Children:||Leon Forrest, Dorothy Victoria, Earl Seymour, Eldridge Adams, Ena Lucile, Florence Carol|
|IMDb:||Leon Douglass’s IMDb|
About Leon Douglass
Revolutionized the art of picture and sound recordings. He had patents on the phonograph and nearly 50 other important inventions.
He worked as a telegraph messenger at age 11 and was a telephone exchange manager by age 16.
He patented a process for filming what he called natural color, a precursor to what would become Technicolor.
He had two daughters who died in 1935, one from a car accident and the other from childbirth.
He produced the film Cupid Angling in 1918, which starred Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and was thought to be the first American feature-length color film.
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