Peter Carl Goldmark

Peter Carl Goldmark
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Peter Carl Goldmark
Born(1906-12-02)December 2, 1906
DiedDecember 7, 1977(1977-12-07) (aged 70)
NationalityHungarian, American
ChildrenPeter C. Goldmark Jr.
Engineering career
InstitutionsColumbia Records
ProjectsLong-playing (LP) phonographColor television

Peter Carl Goldmark (Hungarian: Goldmark Péter Károly) (December 2, 1906 – December 7, 1977) was a Hungarian-American engineer who, during his time with Columbia Records, was instrumental in developing the long-playing microgroove 33-1/3 rpm phonograph disc, the standard for incorporating multiple or lengthy recorded works on a single disc for two generations. The LP was introduced by Columbia's Goddard Lieberson in 1948. Lieberson was later president of Columbia Records from 1956–71 and 1973–75. According to György Marx he was one of The Martians.[1]

Life and early career

Goldmark got his first exposure to television in 1926 while in graduate school in Vienna. He later hoped to work with John Logie Baird but was turned down for a job after meeting Baird for lunch in London. In 1936, Goldmark joined CBS Laboratories, and one year later he became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

Goldmark married Frances Trainer, whom he divorced. Together they had four children; three sons: Peter Jr., Christopher, Andrew and one daughter: Frances.[2] After divorcing Frances Trainer, Goldmark married Diane Davis and had two more children: Jonathan and Susan

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español: Peter Goldmark
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Peter Carl Goldmark