Bette Nesmith Graham

Bette Nesmith Graham

Inventor + Businesswoman
Born Mar 23, 1924

Bette Claire Graham was an American typist, commercial artist, the inventor of Liquid Paper, and mother of musician and producer Michael Nesmith.

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1924 Birth Born on March 23, 1924.


1956 32 Years Old She eventually began marketing her typewriter correction fluid as "Mistake Out" in 1956. … Read More
1962 38 Years Old In 1962 Bette Nesmith married Robert Graham, who joined her in running the company. They were divorced in 1975.


1979 55 Years Old In 1979 she sold Liquid Paper to the Gillette Corporation for USD $47.5 million. … Read More
1980 56 Years Old Bette Nesmith died in 1980, at the age of 56, in Richardson, Texas. … Read More
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