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  1. Alfred Newman (composer) - Wikipedia

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    Alfred Newman (March 17, 1900 – February 17, 1970) was an American composer, arranger, and conductor of film music. From his start as a music prodigy, he came to be regarded as a respected figure in the history of film music.

  2. Alfred Newman - IMDb

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    Alfred Newman was born on March 17, 1900 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on All About Eve (1950), Airport (1970) and How the West Was Won (1962). He was married to Martha Montgomery, Mary Lou Dix and Elizabeth Jane Meakins. He died on February 17, 1970 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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    New­man was born on March 17, 1900, in New Haven, Con­necti­cut, the el­dest of ten chil­dren to Russ­ian-Jew­ish par­ents who em­i­grated shortly be­fore his birth.:27:68 Al­though many sources show a birth year of 1901, mu­si­col­o­gist and com­poser Fred Steiner re­vealed that Al­fred was ac­tu­ally born in 1900. His fa­ther, Michael New­man (born Nemo­rof­sky), was a pro­duce dealer and his mother, Luba (née Koskoff), took care of the fam­ily. Her fa­ther had been a can­tor in Rus­sia, which con­tributed to her love of music.She sent New­man, her first born, to a local piano teacher to begin lessons when he was five. At one point, in order to take lessons, he walked a ten-mile round trip. With barely enough to live on, his par­ents once had to sell their dog to make ends meet. By the age of eight he had be­come known lo­cally as a piano prodigy. His tal­ent led vir­tu­oso Ignacy Jan Paderewski to arrange a recital for him in New York, where Sigis­mund Sto­jowski and Alexan­der L...

    1930s

    Soon after New­man ar­rived in Hol­ly­wood in 1930 and fin­ished di­rect­ing the score for Reach­ing for the Moon, pro­ducer Samuel Gold­wyn of­fered him a con­tract to con­tinue on as a movie com­poser. His first com­plete film score was for Gold­wyn's Street Scene in 1931.:69 The score mir­rored the busy and fran­tic sounds of every­day life in New York's Lower East Side in the 1930s. He later used that music theme in other films, such as How to Marry a Mil­lion­aire in 1953, which opens wi...

    1940s

    In 1940 New­man began a 20-year ca­reer as music di­rec­tor with 20th Cen­tury-Fox Stu­dios, com­pos­ing over 200 film scores, nine of which won Acad­emy Awards. He wore many hats at the stu­dio de­pend­ing on the need, act­ing as com­poser, arranger, music di­rec­tor and con­duc­tor for var­i­ous films. How­ever, he said that he pre­ferred ar­rang­ing and con­duct­ing over com­pos­ing be­cause the lat­ter was lonely and de­mand­ing work. The de­mands of work con­tributed to his heavy smok­in...

    1950s

    In 1952, With a Song in My Heart gave New­man his fifth Acad­emy Award. It was pre­sented to him by Walt Disney. The Robe (1953), a New Tes­ta­ment epic, was an­other of New­man's scores with a re­li­gious theme, with or­ches­tra­tion cre­at­ing spa­cious­ness, grandeur and sim­plic­ity. The first film in Cin­e­mas­cope, it fea­tured 4 chan­nel stereo sound, which al­lowed New­man to ex­per­i­ment in de­vel­op­ing the var­i­ous moods.:85 The score was one of fel­low com­poser Franz Wax­man's...

    New­man died on Feb­ru­ary 17, 1970 at the age of 69, a month shy of his 70th birth­day, at his home in Hol­ly­wood, from com­pli­ca­tions of em­phy­sema.

    Dur­ing his ca­reer, New­man was re­garded as one of the most im­por­tant, most in­flu­en­tial and most re­spected fig­ures in the his­tory of film music. He re­ceived an un­prece­dented 45 Oscar nom­i­na­tions, and his 9 Acad­emy Awards are more than any other mu­si­cal di­rec­tor or com­poser has received.:117 He was con­sid­ered the "most pow­er­ful music di­rec­tor in the his­tory of Hollywood." Ac­cord­ing to some music his­to­ri­ans, his word about music was con­sid­ered "the law" in Hol­ly­wood for nearly 30 years. With two of his fel­low com­posers, Max Steiner and Dim­itri Tiomkin, they were con­sid­ered the "three god­fa­thers of film music.":298 His nine Acad­emy Awards are by far the most re­ceived by any mu­si­cian: Alexan­der's Rag­time Band (1938), Tin Pan Alley (1940), The Song of Bernadette(1943), Mother Wore Tights (1947), With a Song in My Heart (1952), Call Me Madam (1953), Love Is a Many Splen­dored Thing (1955), The King and I (1956) and Camelot (1967). Song of...

    Be­tween 1930 and 1970, Al­fred New­man wrote music for over 200 films of every imag­in­able type, in­clud­ing a score for the news­reel made from the World War II footage of the Bat­tle of Mid­way.In ad­di­tion to his own film scores, New­man acted as mu­si­cal di­rec­tor on nu­mer­ous other films. Among his major film scores (and adap­ta­tions of other com­posers' scores) are:

    New­man won nine Acad­emy Awards, the third high­est num­ber of Os­cars ever won by an in­di­vid­ual (Walt Dis­ney won twenty-six, Cedric Gib­bons won eleven) and was nom­i­nated for forty-five, mak­ing him the most nom­i­nated com­poser in Oscar his­tory until 2011, when John Williams broke the record. Forty-three of New­man's nom­i­na­tions were for Best Orig­i­nal Score (mak­ing him the sec­ond most nom­i­nated in that cat­e­gory after John Williams) and two were for Orig­i­nal Song. The Amer­i­can Film In­sti­tute ranked his score for How the West Was Won as No. 25 on their list of the 25 great­est film scores. Ten of New­man's other scores were also nom­i­nated: 1. Wuthering Heights(1939) 2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame(1939) 3. How Green Was My Valley(1941) 4. The Song of Bernadette(1943) 5. Captain from Castile(1947) 6. All About Eve(1950) 7. The Robe(1953) 8. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing(1955) 9. The Greatest Story Ever Told(1965) 10. Airport(1970) New­man has a star on th...

    He mar­ried Martha Louise Mont­gomery (born De­cem­ber 5, 1920, Clarks­dale, Mis­sis­sippi - died May 9, 2005, Pa­cific Pal­isades, Cal­i­for­nia), a for­mer ac­tress and Gold­wyn Girl; they had five chil­dren. He was the head of a fam­ily of major Hol­ly­woodfilm com­posers: 1. His brother Lionel Newmanscored three dozen films and several TV series, adapting and conducting scores for hundreds of other films; succeeded Alfred as Fox's music director. 2. His brother Emil Newmanwas music director for over eighty films. 3. His son David Newman has scored nearly one hundred films, including The War of the Roses, Hoffa, The Nutty Professor, Anastasia, Galaxy Quest, Ice Age, and Serenity, and has received an Academy Award nomination. 4. His son Thomas Newman has scored over seventy-five films, including Little Women, The Shawshank Redemption, Unstrung Heroes, American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Finding Nemo, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Good German, WALL-E, Skyfall...

  4. Alfred Newman - Biography - IMDb

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    Alfred Newman was born on March 17, 1900 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on All About Eve (1950), Airport (1970) and How the West Was Won (1962). He was married to Martha Montgomery, Mary Lou Dix and Elizabeth Jane Meakins. He died on February 17, 1970 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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  5. Alfred Newman | Biography & History | AllMusic

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    Alfred Newman (1901-1970) was, for much of his career, the most influential and respected composer and music director in Hollywood. His 44 Oscar nominations and nine Academy Awards are both records that are unlikely ever to be broken.

  6. Alfred Newman (1901-1970) - Find A Grave Memorial

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    Composer. One of Hollywood's most prolific and versatile film scorers, he had a seemingly inexhaustible gift for melody and did brilliant work in every conceivable genre. He was also an outstanding conductor. Newman received more Oscar nominations (45) than any other musician to date, and took home the award nine...

    • 17 Mar 1901, North Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
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  7. Alfred Newman music, videos, stats, and photos | Last.fm

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    Dec 22, 2020 · Alfred Newman (March 17, 1900 – February 17, 1970), was a major American composer of music for films. In 1939, Newman began a twenty-one year career as music director for 20th Century-Fox Studios. He composed the familiar fanfare which accompanies the studio logo at the beginning of Fox's productions.

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  8. Alfred Newman Biography - Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline

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    Alfred Newman is one of the iconic figures of the Hollywood film industry who created a stir in the film fraternity with his music. In his four decades of long career, he composed music for more than 200 films winning forty four Academy Award nominations and nine awards.

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    Alfred Newman was an American composer, arranger, and conductor of film music. From his start as a music prodigy, he came to be regarded as a respected figure in the history of film music.

  10. Jan 13, 2020 · Alfred Newman was a piano prodigy — before he became the person with the third most Oscars ever Alfred’s generation of Newmans, who went on to form a musical dynasty — including Alfred’s classical...

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