George Groves

George Robert Groves, born at 57 Duke Street, St Helens on 13th December 1901 was a film sound pioneer who played a significant role in developing the technology that brought sound to the silent screen.

He is also credited as being Hollywood’s first ‘sound man’; he was the recording engineer on the seminal Al Jolson picture, The Jazz Singer (1927), as well as many other early talkies.

In a career with Warner Brothers that spanned 46 years, he rose to become their Director of Sound and won two Academy Awards.

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