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Also Known As: Died: February 3, 1989
Born: January 4, 1916 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Connecticut, USA Profession: composer, music director, conductor

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Prolific, versatile figure who began his career as Mae West's piano accompanist before joining 20th Century-Fox as a rehearsal pianist in 1943. Newman stayed with Fox for more than 40 years, working in various capacities on over 250 films. He wrote the score for Elvis Presley's first film, "Love Me Tender" (1956), and won an Academy Award for the Barbra Streisand vehicle, "Hello, Dolly!" (1969).

Prolific, versatile figure who began his career as Mae West's piano accompanist before joining 20th Century-Fox as a rehearsal pianist in 1943. Newman stayed with Fox for more than 40 years, working in various capacities on over 250 films. He wrote the score for Elvis Presley's first film, "Love Me Tender" (1956), and won an Academy Award for the Barbra Streisand vehicle, "Hello, Dolly!" (1969).

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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. Physician. Father of Randy.
nephew:
Randy Newman. Composer, conductor, performer. Born November 28, 1943; father Irving Newman, internist.
nephew:
David Newman. Composer, conductor. Born 1954.
nephew:
Thomas Newman. Composer. Born 1955.
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