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Also Known As: Died: February 17, 1970
Born: March 17, 1900 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut, USA Profession: composer, conductor, concert pianist

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Versatile composer whose scores enlivened some of Hollywood's finest films from the early 1930s through the late 60s. Newman was equally at home with musicals ("Broadway Melody of 1936" 1935), melodramas ("Stella Dallas" 1937, "Wuthering Heights" 1939), comedies ("The Seven Year Itch" 1955) and spectacular period pieces ("The Greatest Story Ever Told" 1965). He collaborated several times with director John Ford ("Drums Along the Mohawk" 1939, "The Grapes of Wrath" 1940, etc.). Sons David and Thomas are also film composers.

Versatile composer whose scores enlivened some of Hollywood's finest films from the early 1930s through the late 60s. Newman was equally at home with musicals ("Broadway Melody of 1936" 1935), melodramas ("Stella Dallas" 1937, "Wuthering Heights" 1939), comedies ("The Seven Year Itch" 1955) and spectacular period pieces ("The Greatest Story Ever Told" 1965). He collaborated several times with director John Ford ("Drums Along the Mohawk" 1939, "The Grapes of Wrath" 1940, etc.). Sons David and Thomas are also film composers.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Big Show (1957)
2.
 They Shall Have Music (1939) Musical director
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Notes

Newman was nominated for 45 Academy Awards and won nine.

One of six motion picture composers honored with a postage stamp in 1999.

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wife:
Martha Montgomery Newman.

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brother:
Robert Newman. Press agent, producer, executive. Born 1903; died 1982.
brother:
Marc Newman. Agent. Born 1908; died 1980.
brother:
Emil Newman. Composer, conductor. Born 1910; died 1984.
brother:
Irving Newman. Internist.
brother:
Lionel Newman. Composer. Born 1916; died 1989.
nephew:
Randy Newman. Composer, conductor. Born November 28, 1943; son of Irving Newman.
son:
David Newman. Composer. Survived him; born 1954.
son:
Thomas Newman. Composer. Survived him; born 1955.
daughter:
Maria Newman. Composer. Survived him; born c. 1962.
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