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George Eastman

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Biography

George Eastman

Source: Wikipedia

George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) was an American innovator and entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Roll film was also the basis for the invention of motion picture film in 1888 by the world's first film-makers Eadweard Muybridge and Louis Le Prince, and a few years later by their followers Léon Bouly, Thomas Edison, the Lumière Brothers, and Georges Méliès.

Fact file

  • Born: July 12, 1854 Waterville, New York, U.S.
  • Died: March 14, 1932 (aged 77) Rochester, New York, U.S.
  • Resting place: Ashes buried at Eastman Business Park (Kodak Park)
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Businessman, inventor, philanthropist
  • Known for: Photography pioneer, Founder of Eastman Kodak
  • Net worth: USD $95 million at the time of his death (approximately 1/611th of US GNP)
  • Parent(s): George Washington Eastman (1815–1862) and Maria Kilbourn (1821–1907)

Read more about George Eastman at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-02-18 18:45:03
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Academy Award winner Michael Douglas will receive the George Eastman Award for his contributions to the film industry.

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Orson Welles’ long-lost 1938 film “Too Much Johnson” was recently discovered in an Italian warehouse and has now been restored, according to the George Eastman House and other preservation orgs. The restored film will premiere October 9 at Pordenone, Italy’s silent film fest Le Giornate del Cinema Muto. U.S. premiere ...

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