Eugene Polley

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Birthday
29, 1915
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
May 20, 2012 (96)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
29, 1915
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
May 20, 2012 (96)

About

Inventor of the wireless TV remote control, which made television watching much more comfortable.

Before Fame

He joined Zenith Corporation in the stockroom, eventually rising through the ranks to create the Flash-Matic remote.

Trivia

He told an interviewer, "The flush toilet may have been the most civilized invention ever devised, but the remote control is the next most important," in 2001.

Family Life

He had one daughter, Joan, with wife Blanche.

Associated With

His colleague at Zenith Robert Adler made a better version of the remote.