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Alfred Newman (1901–1970)

Alfred Newman was born on March 17, 1901 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on The King and I (1956), Modern Times (1936) and The Grapes of Wrath (1940). He was married to Martha Montgomery and Mary Lou Dix. He died on February 17, 1970 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1978 America's Sweetheart: The Mary Pickford Story (Documentary) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1974 The Mark of Zorro (TV Movie) (thematic material)
 1970 Airport (music conducted by)
 1968 Firecreek (conductor)
 1967 Camelot (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1966 Nevada Smith (conductor - uncredited)
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told (conductor)
 1963 The 35th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1962 How the West Was Won (conductor - uncredited)
 1962 The Counterfeit Traitor (conductor - uncredited)
 1962 State Fair (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1961 Flower Drum Song (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1961 The Pleasure of His Company (conductor)
 1960-1961 Hong Kong (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- The Innocent Exile (1961) ... (composer: stock music)
- Love Honor and Perish (1961) ... (composer: stock music)
- The Woman in Grey (1961) ... (composer: stock music)
- The Hunted (1961) ... (composer: stock music)
- Lady Godiva (1961) ... (composer: stock music)
 1959 The Best of Everything (conductor - uncredited)
 1959 Holiday for Lovers (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1959 Woman Obsessed (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1959 The Diary of Anne Frank (conductor - uncredited)
 1958 In Love and War (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1958 The Roots of Heaven (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1958 South Pacific (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1957 April Love (music adaptor)
 1956 Anastasia (conductor - uncredited)
 1956 Three Brave Men (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1956 The Last Wagon (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1956 Bus Stop (conductor)
 1956 The King and I (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1956 Carousel (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1955 How to Be Very, Very Popular (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1955 The Seven Year Itch (conductor - uncredited)
 1955 Daddy Long Legs (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1955 A Man Called Peter (conductor - uncredited)
 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1954 Désirée (composer: waltz - uncredited)
 1954 The CinemaScope Parade (musical director)
 1954 Woman's World (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1954 The Egyptian (conductor - uncredited)
 1954 The Miracle of Stereophonic Sound (Short documentary) (music supervisor)
 1954 The Gambler from Natchez (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 Demetrius and the Gladiators (composer: themes from "The Robe")
 1954 Princess of the Nile (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 Gorilla at Large (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 Polovetzian Dances from Prince Igor (Short) (musical director)
 1954 Hell and High Water (musical director - uncredited)
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1953 City of Bad Men (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 A Blueprint for Murder (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 The President's Lady (conductor - uncredited)
 1953 The Desert Rats (musical director)
 1953 Call Me Madam (music supervisor - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1953 Destination Gobi (musical director)
 1953 Treasure of the Golden Condor (musical director)
 1953 Tonight We Sing (musical director)
 1952 Stars and Stripes Forever (musical director)
 1952 Pony Soldier (musical director)
 1952 Way of a Gaucho (musical director)
 1952 Les Miserables (musical director)
 1952 Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (musical director - uncredited)
 1952 Kangaroo (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1952 With a Song in My Heart (musical director)
 1952 Viva Zapata! (musical director)
 1951 The Model and the Marriage Broker (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1951 People Will Talk (conductor)
 1951 Take Care of My Little Girl (musical director - uncredited)
 1951 On the Riviera (musical director)
 1951 The House on Telegraph Hill (musical director)
 1951 Half Angel (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1951 I Can Get It for You Wholesale (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1951 Fourteen Hours (conductor - uncredited)
 1951 Call Me Mister (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1950 For Heaven's Sake (musical director - uncredited)
 1950 All About Eve (musical director - uncredited)
 1950 Two Flags West (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1950 Mister 880 (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 My Blue Heaven (musical director)
 1950 No Way Out (conductor - uncredited)
 1950 Edge of Doom (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Broken Arrow (musical director)
 1950 Stella (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1950 My Friend Irma Goes West (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 The Gunfighter (conductor - uncredited)
 1950 Panic in the Streets (conductor - uncredited)
 1950 The Big Lift (conductor - uncredited)
 1950 Beware of Blondie (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home (musical director - uncredited)
 1949 Twelve O'Clock High (conductor - uncredited)
 1949 Dancing in the Dark (musical director)
 1949 Whirlpool (musical director)
 1949 Oh, You Beautiful Doll (musical director)
 1949 Prince of Foxes (conductor - uncredited)
 1949 Everybody Does It (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1949 Pinky (conductor - uncredited)
 1949 My Friend Irma (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 You're My Everything (musical director)
 1949 The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (musical director)
 1949 Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (musical director - uncredited)
 1949 The Fan (musical director)
 1949 Mother Is a Freshman (musical director - uncredited)
 1949 Down to the Sea in Ships (musical director - uncredited)
 1948 Racing Luck (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me (musical director)
 1948 Unfaithfully Yours (musical director)
 1948 The Snake Pit (musical director - uncredited)
 1948 Apartment for Peggy (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1948 That Lady in Ermine (musical director)
 1948 The Iron Curtain (conductor)
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek (musical director)
 1948 Call Northside 777 (musical director - uncredited)
 1947 Daisy Kenyon (musical director)
 1947 Forever Amber (conductor)
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow (musical director)
 1947 Mother Wore Tights (musical director)
 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (musical director)
 1947 Moss Rose (musical director)
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street (musical director)
 1947 The Homestretch (musical director)
 1947 The Late George Apley (musical director)
 1947 Boomerang! (musical director)
 1947 The Brasher Doubloon (musical director)
 1947 13 Rue Madeleine (musical director)
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (musical director)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Margie (musical director)
 1946 My Darling Clementine (musical director)
 1946 Three Little Girls in Blue (musical director)
 1946 Centennial Summer (musical director)
 1946 Sentimental Journey (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1946 Claudia and David (composer: themes from _Claudia (1943 - qv, _), uncredited)
 1946 Behind Green Lights (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Leave Her to Heaven (musical director - uncredited)
 1945 The Dolly Sisters (musical director)
 1945 The House on 92nd Street (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1945 State Fair (musical director)
 1945 War Comes to America (Documentary) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 The Caribbean Mystery (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1945 The All-Star Bond Rally (Short) (music supervisor - uncredited)
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe (musical director)
 1945 Thunderhead - Son of Flicka (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1944 The Fighting Lady (Documentary) (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1944 Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (conductor - uncredited)
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling (musical director)
 1944 Wing and a Prayer (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Home in Indiana (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Sailor's Holiday (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 The Purple Heart (conductor - uncredited)
 1944 The Fighting Sullivans (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1944 The Lodger (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 The Gang's All Here (musical director)
 1943 The Song of Bernadette (conductor - uncredited)
 1943 Happy Land (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady (musical director)
 1943 Heaven Can Wait (musical director - uncredited)
 1943 Coney Island (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1943 Crash Dive (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1943 Murder in Times Square (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 The Moon Is Down (musical director - uncredited)
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1943 Claudia (conductor - uncredited)
 1943 Immortal Sergeant (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1943 Divide and Conquer (Documentary) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Time to Kill (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 China Girl (musical director)
 1942 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (musical director - uncredited)
 1942 The Black Swan (musical director - uncredited)
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies (musical director)
 1942 Girl Trouble (musical director - uncredited)
 1942 Iceland (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1942 A Man's World (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Orchestra Wives (musical director)
 1942 Just Off Broadway (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Sabotage Squad (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Footlight Serenade (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1942 The Pied Piper (musical director - uncredited)
 1942 Flight Lieutenant (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point (musical director - uncredited)
 1942 Prelude to War (Documentary) (musical director - uncredited)
 1942 This Above All (musical director - uncredited)
 1942 My Gal Sal (musical director)
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli (musical director - uncredited)
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Roxie Hart (musical director - uncredited)
 1942 Song of the Islands (musical director)
 1942 Joan of Paris (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Week-End in Havana (musical director)
 1941 Man at Large (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 A Yank in the R.A.F. (musical director)
 1941 We Go Fast (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Moon Over Miami (musical director)
 1941 Blood and Sand (musical director - uncredited)
 1941 The Great American Broadcast (composer: theme music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1941 That Night in Rio (musical director)
 1941 Dead Men Tell (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Tobacco Road (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1941 Hudson's Bay (musical director - uncredited)
 1940 Charter Pilot (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley (musical director)
 1940 The Mark of Zorro (musical director - uncredited)
 1940 They Knew What They Wanted (conductor - uncredited)
 1940 Public Deb No. 1 (musical director)
 1940 Brigham Young (musical director - uncredited)
 1940 Young People (musical director)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent (conductor - uncredited)
 1940 Maryland (musical director)
 1940 Earthbound (musical director - uncredited)
 1940 Girl in 313 (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1940 Escape to Glory (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Lillian Russell (musical direction)
 1940 Star Dust (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1940 Blondie on a Budget (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 (musical director)
 1940 Vigil in the Night (conductor - uncredited)
 1940 Little Old New York (musical director - uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath (composer: cue "Leaving the Dustbowl" - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (conductor - uncredited) / (musical adaptation)
 1939 Barricade (musical director - uncredited)
 1939 The Real Glory (conductor - uncredited)
 1939 The Star Maker (musical director)
 1939 Stanley and Livingstone (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 They Shall Have Music (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1939 Beau Geste (conductor - uncredited)
 1939 Pest from the West (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Charlie Chan in Reno (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln (conductor - uncredited)
 1939 The Gorilla (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Chasing Danger (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Wuthering Heights (conductor - uncredited)
 1939 Made for Each Other (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Jesse James (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Trade Winds (musical director)
 1938 Blondie (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady (musical direction)
 1938 Mysterious Mr. Moto (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Lone Wolf in Paris (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band (conductor - uncredited) / (musical direction)
 1938 There's Always a Woman (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo (musical direction)
 1938 Island in the Sky (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Women in Prison (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Goldwyn Follies (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical direction)
 1937 She Married an Artist (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Nothing Sacred (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 52nd Street (musical director)
 1937 The Hurricane (musical direction)
 1937 Stand-In (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda (musical director - uncredited)
 1937 Dead End (musical director)
 1937 Stella Dallas (musical director)
 1937 It's All Yours (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Wild and Woolly (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Wee Willie Winkie (musical director - uncredited)
 1937 Slave Ship (musical director - uncredited)
 1937 Woman Chases Man (musical director)
 1937 History Is Made at Night (musical director)
 1937 When You're in Love (musical director)
 1937 You Only Live Once (musical director)
 1936 Beloved Enemy (musical director)
 1936 Born to Dance (musical director)
 1936 Come and Get It (musical director)
 1936 The Gay Desperado (musical director)
 1936 Ramona (conductor - uncredited)
 1936 Dodsworth (musical director)
 1936 Dancing Pirate (musical director)
 1936 One Rainy Afternoon (musical director)
 1936 The Country Beyond (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 A Message to Garcia (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Circus (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 These Three (musical director)
 1936 Dangerous Waters (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Modern Times (conductor)
 1936 Strike Me Pink (musical direction)
 1935 Splendor (musical director - uncredited)
 1935 Metropolitan (musical direction)
 1935 Barbary Coast (musical director)
 1935 The Dark Angel (musical direction by)
 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 (musical director)
 1935 The Call of the Wild (musical director)
 1935 L'homme des Folies Bergère (musical director)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu (musical director)
 1935 Les Misérables (musical director)
 1935 The Wedding Night (musical direction by)
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris (musical director)
 1935 Clive of India (musical director - uncredited)
 1934 Kid Millions (musical director)
 1934 Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (musical director)
 1934 We Live Again (musical director)
 1934 Tailspin Tommy (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 One Night of Love (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (musical director - uncredited)
 1934 The Count of Monte Cristo (musical director)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw (musical director)
 1934 Just We Two (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Born to Be Bad (musical director)
 1934 I Like It That Way (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Looking for Trouble (musical director)
 1934 Moulin Rouge (musical director)
 1933 King for a Night (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Gallant Lady (musical director)
 1933 Advice to the Lovelorn (musical director)
 1933 Roman Scandals (musical director - uncredited)
 1933 Blood Money (musical director)
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole (musical director)
 1933 The Bowery (musical director)
 1933 The Masquerader (musical director)
 1933 Don't Bet on Love (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Phantom of the Air (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Out All Night (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Secrets (musical director - uncredited)
 1933 Hallelujah I'm a Bum (musical director)
 1932 Cynara (musical director)
 1932 Flaming Guns (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 The Kid from Spain (musical director)
 1932 Okay, America! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 Mr. Robinson Crusoe (musical director - uncredited)
 1932 Sky Devils (musical director)
 1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them (musical director - uncredited)
 1931 Tonight or Never (musical director)
 1931 Arrowsmith (musical director - uncredited)
 1931 Corsair (musical director - uncredited)
 1931 Palmy Days (musical director)
 1931 Street Scene (musical director)
 1931 Indiscreet (musical director)
 1931 Kiki (musical director)
 1931 City Lights (musical director)
 1930 Reaching for the Moon (musical director)
 1930 Whoopee! (musical director)
 1930 Campus Sweethearts (Short) (conductor)
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...Everybody here in Hollywood knows his business, plus music.

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He is one of the few arranger/conductors to work on two film versions of the same musical, "State Fair" (State Fair (1945), State Fair (1962)). See more »

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Pappy

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Pisces

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