Engineer and Columbia Records employee who developed the initial long-playing disc (LP) design. While working for CBS, he also helped develop the field-sequential technology that made color television possible.
After attending university in Vienna, Austria, he secured a position in the United States with CBS Laboratories.
He was the 1977 recipient of the National Medal of Science.
He and his wife, Frances Trainer, raised five children, including a son, Peter C. Goldmark, Jr., who became a prominent environmentalist.
He and fellow inventor Elmer Ambrose Sperry were both recipients of the prestigious Elliott Cresson Medal.