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Ray Milton Dolby, OBE (January 18, 1933 – September 12, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR. He helped develop the video tape recorder while at Ampex. He was the founder of Dolby Laboratories. He was also a billionaire and a member of the Forbes 400 with an estimated net worth of US$2.9 billion in 2008 although as of September 2012 it was estimated to have declined to $2.4 billion. Wikipedia

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 18, 1933
Birth place: Portland, Oregon, United States
Death date: September 12, 2013
Profession:Electrical engineer, Inventor
Education:University of Cambridge, Sequoia High School, San Jose State University, Stanford University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Dagmar Bäumert
Children:Tom Dolby
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Ray Milton Dolby passed away on September 12, 2013, four months away from what would have been his 81st birthday on January 18, 2014.
2He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 22, 2015.
3Posthumously inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2014.
4Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2004.
5Received his Ph.D degree in physics from Cambridge University in Cambridge, England (1961).
6Received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in Stanford, California (1957).
7Attended and graduated from Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California.
8In 1965, he founded Dolby Laboratories in London, England. The company became a leader in audio technology, reducing background hiss in tape recordings and introducing "surround sound".
9Created the Dolby NR that pioneered in noise reduction and surround sound which led to the development of many state-of-the-art technologies, for which he held more than 50 U.S. patents.
10Forbes magazine estimated Dolby's fortune to be at $2.4 billion.


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn January 22, 2015. At 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
2012Berlinale CameraBerlin International Film Festival
2003Lifetime Achievement AwardPrimetime Emmy Awards
1989Academy Award of MeritAcademy Awards, USA· Ioan Allen (Dolby Laboratories)


Filmography

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miss Representation2011Documentary benefactor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Sound Pioneer (In Memoriam) (credit only)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Oscars2014TV SpecialHimself - Inventor / Engineer (In Memoriam)
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Electronics Pioneer (In Memoriam)

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