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Lee de Forest

Lee de Forest circa 1900-1910
Born (1873-08-26)August 26, 1873
Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S.
Died June 30, 1961(1961-06-30) (aged 87)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Inventor
Known for Three-electrode vacuum-tube (Audion), sound-on-film recording (Phonofilm)
Spouse(s) Lucille Sheardown
(m. 1906; div. 1906)

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney
(m. 1908; div. 1911)

Mary Mayo
(m. 1912; div. 1923)

Marie Mosquini
(m. 1930; his death 1961)
Parent(s) Henry Swift DeForest
Anna Robbins
Relatives Calvert DeForest (grandnephew)
Awards IEEE Medal of Honor (1922)
Elliott Cresson Medal (1923)

While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility.
Lee De Forest
To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth – all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne.
Lee De Forest
Short waves will be generally used in the kitchen for roasting and baking, almost instantaneously.
Lee De Forest