Newman was born on Mar. 17, 1901 in New Haven, CT; became pianist, composer, and conductor; studied with Sigismond Stojowski,
Reuben Goldmark, George Wedge, and Arnold Schoenberg; at age 13 he played piano at the Strand Theatre in NY, and was a pianist,
accompanist, and conductor in vaudeville, and later in Broadway musicals; moved to Hollywood in 1930; appeared as a guest
conductor with the Cincinnati Symphony, National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony; became
writer of film scores; won Academy Awards for 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); he
died on Feb. 17, 1970 in Los Angeles.
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