Vladimir Zworykin

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Birthday
29, 1888
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jul 29, 1982 (94)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1888
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jul 29, 1982 (94)

About

Russian-born TV pioneer who invented the TV technologies that employed cathode ray tubes and are still used to this day. He is considered 'The father of television,'

Before Fame

He left Russia for the United States in 1918, during the Russian Civil War, before finding work at the Westinghouse laboratories in Pittsburgh, where he had an opportunity to participate and work on television experiments.

Trivia

The TV camera he invented has been refined, but its principles have changed little from his design.

Family Life

His father ran his own boat fleet business.

Associated With

David Sarnoff also helped RCA lead the communications revolution in radio and TV.