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David Newman (III) (1937–2003)

David Newman was born on February 4, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Superman (1978), Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Superman II (1980). He was married to Leslie Newman. He died on June 27, 2003 in New York City. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Superman Writer
Bonnie and Clyde
Superman II
Superman II Writer
Superman III
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 2006 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (Video) (screenplay)
 2000 Takedown (screenplay)
 1997 Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (Video documentary) (screenplay - segment "Smooth Criminal")
 1989 Moonwalker (Video Game) (screenplay)
 1988 Moonwalker (screenplay - segment "Smooth Criminal")
 1985 Santa Claus (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 Sheena (screenplay) / (story)
 1983 Superman III (screenplay)
 1982 Still of the Night (story)
 1982 Jinxed! (screenplay)
 1980 Superman II (screenplay)
 1978 Superman (screenplay)
 1972 Bad Company (written by)
 1972 Oh! Calcutta! (contributions)
 1972 What's Up, Doc? (screenplay)
 1970 There Was a Crooked Man... (written by)
 1967 Bonnie and Clyde (written by)
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Wrote book with Robert Benton for the Broadway musical, "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" which led to work on the Superman films.

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The first, but not the last, person named David Newman to be nominated for an Academy Award. Composer David Newman (I) was nominated in 1997 for scoring the film "Anastasia" (1997). See more »

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