George Eastman

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Birthday
12, 1854
Birthplace
Waterville, NY
Death Date
Mar 14, 1932 (77)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1854
Birthplace
Waterville, NY
Death Date
Mar 14, 1932 (77)

About

Founder of the Eastman Kodak company who created what became the world's leading photography company for nearly a century.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school at age 14 to work for an insurance company and help his family.

Trivia

He made cameras simple and easy to use. "You press the button, we'll do the rest" was his company's slogan.

Family Life

He had a longstanding friendship with his associate's wife, but the main woman in his life was always his mother.

Associated With

He gave away much of his enormous fortune to causes like Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee University.