- NAME: Lee De Forest
- OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur, Inventor, Scientist
- BIRTH DATE: August 26, 1873
- DEATH DATE: June 30, 1961
- EDUCATION: Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Council Bluffs, Iowa
- PLACE OF DEATH: Hollywood, California
- Nickname: Father of Radio
- Nickname: Grandfather of Television
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Inventor of the Audion vacuum tube, Lee De Forest made possible live radio broadcasting before the invention of the transistor.
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