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About Ray Dolby
Ray Dolby was a celebrated American engineer, best known as the originator of Dolby Laboratories, an audio managing company. During his teens, Ray joined American electronic firm Ampex. While he was with the organization, he helped to produce the first model of the Quadruplex videotape.
He went on to work with the United Nations mission in India before establishing his company in 1965. Later that year, he led his organization to develop the Dolby NR, a noise-reduction system. He also played a key role in the creation of the audio compression technology known as Dolby Digital in 1986.
His parents were renowned inventor Earl Milton Dolby and his wife Esther Eufemia Strand. In 1966, he married American philanthropist Dagmar Bäumert. He had two children named David and Tom Dolby. The latter would become a famous filmmaker.
After some time at San Jose State College, he moved to Stanford University where he read electrical engineering. He later attended the University of Cambridge for his Ph.D. program.
In 1987, he was made an Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire. A decade later, he received the National Medal of Technology. He has been honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and became a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2004. Some of his many prizes were the Academy Award, Emmy Award, and IEEE Edison Medal.
“A Clockwork Orange”, a film released in 1971, was the first to use the Dolby sound.
He also served in the U.S. Army.
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F.A.Q. about Ray Dolby
When is his birthday?
Ray Dolby's birthday is on January 18, 1933.
In how many days is his birthday?
Ray's birthday is in 48 days
How old was Ray when he died?
He was 80 years old.
When did he die?
He died in September 12, 2013.
How old would he be today?
Ray Dolby would be 90 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Ray from?
He was born in Portland, Oregon, U.S..