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David Sarnoff

David SarnoffBorn: 27-Feb-1891
Birthplace: Uzlian, Russia
Died: 12-Dec-1971
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of RCA, founder of NBC

Military service: US Army Signal Corps Reserve (Lt. Col in 1924, Col. in 1939, active duty 1944)

Father: Abraham Sarnoff (d. 1911)
Mother: Leah Privin
Brother: Lew
Brother: Morris
Wife: Lizette Hermant (m. 4-Jul-1917, three sons)
Son: Robert W. Sarnoff (b. 2-Jul-1918, m. Anna Moffo, d. 22-Feb-1997)
Son: Edward Sarnoff (b. 8-Jan-1921)
Son: Thomas W. Sarnoff (b. 23-Feb-1927)

    University: Pratt Institute, New York City

    RCA Founder (1919-70)
    Member of the Board of RCA
    NBC
    Pilgrims Society
    Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
    Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame
    Radio Hall of Fame
    Silver Buffalo 1965
    Cholecystectomy
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 15-Jul-1929, DETAILS: Radio's Sarnoff
Time, 23-Jul-1951, DETAILS: RCA's Sarnoff -- "Who would dare predict the future?"


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