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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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