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With an Oscar to his name, Ned Washington made an indelible impression on the film landscape. Washington began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "The Forward Pass" (1929), "The Show of Shows" (1929) and "College Lovers" (1930). He followed this honor with songs in the animated motion picture "Dumbo" (1941) with Edward Brophy and the western "Mexicana" (1945) with Tito Guizar. Washington won an Academy Award for "Pinocchio" in 1940. Washington was nominated for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Brazil" in 1944 as well as for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "My Foolish Heart" in 1949. Washington won a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Pinocchio" in 1940 as well as a Music (Original Score) Academy Award for "Pinocchio" in 1940. In the sixties and the seventies, Washington's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Charlton Heston western "Major Dundee" (1965), "The War Wagon" (1967) and the Dean Martin dramatic adaptation "5 Card Stud" (1968). His work was also in the Richard Dreyfuss dramatic adventure "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977). Washington's music was also featured in the dramatic adaptation "Suburbia" (1997) with Giovanni Ribisi, "Out to Sea" (1997) with Jack Lemmon and "Rocketman" (1997) with Harland Williams. His music was also featured in the comedy "The Impostors" (1998) with Stanley Tucci. Washington's music was most recently used in "Shanghai" (2015).


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Source: Wikipedia The Internet Encyclopedia

Ned Washington (b. 15 August 1901 in Scranton, Pennsylvania – d. 20 December 1976 in Beverly Hills, California, aged 75) was an American lyric writer.

Washington was nominated for eleven Academy Awards from 1940 to 1962. He won the Best Original Music award twice for "When You Wish Upon A Star" in Pinocchio in 1940 and "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')" in High Noon in 1952.

Some of Washington's most famous songs include:
"Singin' in the Bathtub" (with Herb Magidson; music by Michael H. Cleary, 1929)
"I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" (music by George Bassman, 1932)
"A Ghost of a Chance" (music by Victor Young, 1932)
"Smoke Rings" (music by H. Eugene Gifford, 1933)
"My Foolish Heart" (music by Victor Young, 1950)
"The High and the Mighty" (music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1954)
"Wild Is the Wind" (music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1956)
"Rawhide" (music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1958)
"Stella by Starlight" (music by Victor Young)
"The Nearness of You" (with Hoagy Carmichael, 1938)

Ned Washington is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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