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 Charlotte Bridgwood

Charlotte Bridgwood

Birth
Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 20 Aug 1929 (aged 68)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Chapel Columbarium, 2nd floor, at the top of the stairs, on the left.
Memorial ID 5895279 · View Source
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Stage actress using the name Lotta Lawrence, Bridgwood was the mother of the "world's first movie star," Florence Lawrence. Charlotte was the inventor of the automobile turn signal as well as the windshield wiper, which she patented in 1917. She also invented an application that would prevent glass from fogging, which was offered to the government during World War I, as a means of keeping binocular lenses clear during bad weather. Unfortunately, none of these inventions were patented properly. Otherwise, she could have easily become a millionaire.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: A.J.
  • Added: 26 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5895279
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charlotte Bridgwood (18 Aug 1861–20 Aug 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5895279, citing Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .