RCA’s “Mr. Color TV” Dies
The former RCA executive known as “Mr. Color TV” has died. William E. Boss, Jr., a longtime RCA executive who helped spear the company’s launch of color television in the late 1950s and early 1960s, passed away Wednesday in Indianapolis.
“Bill Boss is widely remembered for his public role in building demand for the new innovation of electronic color television in the 1950’s and early 60’s, and his legacy runs deep at the Consumer Electronics Association,” CEA’s president and CEO, Gary Shapiro, said in a statement.
Boss, a Navy veteran of World War II who was once a student manager for Notre Dame’s football squad, twice served as chairman of the Consumer Electronics Group, a forerunner of the CEA. Boss entered the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame in 2002.