Bette Nesmith Graham
Inventor, businesswoman
Bette Nesmith Graham
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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  • 1980
    Age 55
    Bette Nesmith died in 1980, at the age of 56, in Richardson, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details Her only son, Michael, inherited half of his mother's $50+ million estate. A portion financed the Gihon Foundation which established the Council on Ideas, a think tank with a retreat center located north of Santa Fe, New Mexico active from 1990–2000 and devoted to exploring world problems.
  • 1979
    Age 54
    In 1979 she sold Liquid Paper to the Gillette Corporation for USD $47.5 million.
    More Details Hide Details At the time, her company employed 200 people and made 25 million bottles of Liquid Paper per year.
  • 1962
    Age 37
    In 1962 Bette Nesmith married Robert Graham, who joined her in running the company. They were divorced in 1975.
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  • 1956
    Age 31
    She eventually began marketing her typewriter correction fluid as "Mistake Out" in 1956.
    More Details Hide Details The name was later changed to Liquid Paper when she began her own company.
  • 1924
    Born on March 23, 1924.
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