George Albert Smith

Film director

1864 – 1959

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Who was George Albert Smith?

George Albert Smith was a stage hypnotist, psychic, magic lantern lecturer, astronomer, inventor, and one of the pioneers of British cinema, who is best known for his controversial work with Edmund Gurney at the Society for Psychical Research, his short films from 1897 to 1903, which pioneered film editing and close-ups, and his development of the first successful colour film process, Kinemacolor.

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Born
Jan 4, 1864
London
Also known as
  • G.A. Smith
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Died
May 17, 1959
Brighton

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on July 23, 2013

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