TV Remote Inventor Eugene Polley Dies At 96

Eugene Polley started his career with Zenith Radio Corp. in 1935. His 47-year engineering career spanned the pioneering days of radio, black-and-white television and color TV. His inventions, primarily in the field of television, earned 18 U.S. patents. According to Zenith, Polley’s best known invention, the “Flash-Matic” remote control, was the world’s first wireless TV remote, introduced in 1955.