Leopold Mannes


Birthday December 26, 1899

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace New York

DEATH DATE Aug 11, 1964 (64)

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Musician, chemist, and businessman who co-developed the Kodachrome film with Leopold Godowsky Jr.

Before Fame

He was a musician who specialized in the piano.


His invention Kodachrome was the first practical film and would be used by Kodak for close to a century.

Family Life

His son married George Gershwin's younger sister Frances.

Associated With

He was a judge at the first Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.