Ray Dolby (Entrepreneur) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Ray Dolby

Ray Milton Dolby was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR. He helped develop the video tape recorder while at Ampex and was the founder of Dolby Laboratories.

Born: Ray Milton Dolby, January 18, 1933, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Died: September 12, 2013, San Francisco, California, U.S.
Education: San Jose State College 1951–1952, 1955, Washington University in St. Louis 1953–1954, Stanford University, B.S.E.E, 1957, Pembroke College, Cambridge, Ph.D, 1961
Children: Tom Dolby, David Dolby
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About Ray Dolby

Engineer who invented the noise-reduction sound system that bore his name. He founded Dolby Laboratories.

Before Fame

He worked on the prototype of the VCR while studying for his degree at Stanford University.


He was included on the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest people in the world in 2008.

Family Life

He fathered two sons, Tom and David, with wife Dagmar.


He received an Academy Award for scientific or technical achievements. Jim Henson was a previous recipient of this award.

Information related to Ray Dolby

  • CAS Career Achievement Award honorees
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • Analog electronics engineers
  • Honorary Officers of the Order of the British Empire
  • American electronics engineers
  • People with Alzheimer’s disease
  • IEEE Edison Medal recipients
  • Fellows of Pembroke College, Cambridge
  • Businesspeople from Portland, Oregon
  • National Medal of Technology recipients
  • Marshall Scholars
  • Businesspeople from San Francisco

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Latest information about Ray Dolby updated on September 11, 2020.

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