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Sylvester Weaver

TV Program Creator from United States of America

Sylvester Weaver Sylvester Barnabee "Pat" Weaver (December 21, 1908 – March 15, 2002) was an American radio advertising executive, who became president of NBC between 1953 and 1955. He has been credited with reshaping commercial broadcasting's format and philosophy as radio gave way to television as America's dominant home entertainment. His daughter is actress Sigourney Weaver. Weaver was born Sylvester Barnabee Weaver in Los Angeles, California, the son of Elenor Isabel (née Dixon) and Sylvester Laflin Weaver (1876–1958). He was of Scottish descent (possibly Clan MacFarlane), as well as of Ulster Scots and early New England ancestry. He was a great-great-grandson of Charles Laflin, a gunpowder manufacturer, who came to America in 1740 from Ulster, Ireland, settling at Oxford Worcester County, Massachusetts. Charles Laflin and his family were living at Oxford, Massachusetts, when he purchased land in 1749 in the Southern (South-) village (-wick) part of the town of Westfield, Massachusetts. He was the brother of comedian Doodles Weaver. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1930, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He also served in the United States Navy from  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Sylvester "Pat" Weaver,Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.,Sylvester Laflin Weaver Jr.,Pat,Sylvester Barnabee Weaver,Pat Weaver,Sylvester Barnabee "Pat" Weaver
Date of birth
1908-12-21
Place of birth
Los Angeles
Nationality
United States of America
Children
Sigourney Weaver
Profession
Screenwriter

Education

Institution From To
Dartmouth College

Death

Date of death
2002-03-15
Place of death
Santa Barbara

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