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Hubert Schlafly

Inventor of the Teleprompter
13 August 1919 to 19 April 2011

A head of research at 20th Century Fox television, Schlafly created the first mechanised autocue system, the TelePrompTer. This soon became standard across the industry, as did his model for pay-per-view on cable – and later satellite – television beginning with the epic fight in Manila between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.

- Read Hubert Schlafly's Telegraph obituary.