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inventor of TV dinners just died


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inventor of TV dinners just died

semmel | Jul 20, 2005 06:19 PM

Gerry Thomas, credited with inventing the TV Dinner more than a half-century ago and giving it its singular name, has died at 83.

Thomas, who died Monday after a bout with cancer, was a salesman for Omaha, Neb.-based C.A. Swanson and Sons in 1954 when he got the idea of packaging frozen meals in a foil tray, divided into compartments to keep the foods from mixing.

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