Leon Douglass (Entrepreneur) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Leon Douglass

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
Occupation: Inventor, Businessman
Known for: Inventor
Spouse(s): Victoria Adams
Children: Leon Forrest, Dorothy Victoria, Earl Seymour, Eldridge Adams, Ena Lucile, Florence Carol
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About Leon Douglass

Revolutionized the art of picture and sound recordings. He had patents on the phonograph and nearly 50 other important inventions.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

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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