The Newman composing family.

by yrnej | created - 13 Oct 2014 | updated - 21 Feb 2017 | Public

Several members of the Newman family are film and TV composers, musical directors and songwriters, and they have been nominated for and won many awards. Whose work have you enjoyed most?

Discuss the list here

1. Alfred Newman

Composer | How the West Was Won

Alfred Newman was born on March 17, 1901 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on How the West Was Won (1962), All About Eve (1950) and V for Vendetta (2005). He was married to Martha Montgomery and Mary Lou Dix. He died on February 17, 1970 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California,...

(1901-1970) - 558 credits on IMDb; Oscars won for: Camelot (shared), The King and I (shared), Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Call Me Madam, With a Song in My Heart, Mother Wore Tights, The Song of Bernadette, Tin Pan Alley, Alexander's Ragtime Band; other high-profile projects: All About Eve, The Grapes of Wrath, The Seven Year Itch, How Green Was My Valley, How the West Was Won

2. Emil Newman

Music_department | Laura

Began in films in 1940. Joined 20th Century Fox from 1941 to 1947, notably as orchestrator/musical director. Worked on many classic films, including Stormy Weather (1943), Laura (1944) and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). As composer scored mostly B-grade features. Worked in television, 1956-...

(1911-1984) - 229 credits on IMDb; Oscar nominated for: Sun Valley Serenade; other high-profile projects: Hondo, Rancho Notorious, Island in the Sky, A Song is Born, Big Jim McLain; Alfred's brother

3. Lionel Newman

Music_department | Hello, Dolly!

Lionel Newman was the youngest of a triumvirate of accomplished virtuosos, composers and conductors, who dominated the music department at 20th Century Fox for more than four decades. Already a highly regarded pianist by the age of 15, Lionel went on the national vaudeville circuit as accompanist ...

(1916-1989) - 413 credits on IMDb; Oscar won for: Hello, Dolly! (shared); other high-profile projects: Doctor Doolittle, There's No Business Like Show Business, The Pleasure Seekers, Let's Make Love, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Alfred's brother

4. Randy Newman

Soundtrack | The Princess and the Frog

Randy Newman was born on November 28, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Randall Stuart Newman. He has been married to Gretchen Preece since 1990. They have two children. He was previously married to Roswitha Schmale.

(1943- ) - 198 credits on IMDb; won Oscars for: Toy Story 3, Monsters, Inc.; won Emmys for: Monk, Cop Rock; other high-profile projects: Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Meet the Parents, Cars, Pleasantville; Alfred's nephew

5. David Newman

Composer | The Nutty Professor

In his 25 year career, David Newman has scored over 100 films, ranging from War of the Roses, Matilda, Bowfinger and Heathers, to the more recent The Spirit, Serenity, and Alvin and the Chipmonks: The Squeakuel. Newman's music has brought to life the critically acclaimed dramas Brokedown Palace and...

(1954- ) - 164 credits on IMDb; Oscar nominated for: Anastasia (shared); other high-profile projects: Ice Age, Serenity, Now to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Galaxy Quest, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure; Alfred's son

6. Thomas Newman

Music_department | WALL·E

Thomas Newman is an American film score composer. He was born in Los Angeles. His father was notable film score composer Alfred Newman (1900-1970). The Newman family is of Russian-Jewish descent, and includes several other well-known musicians. Thomas' mother Martha Louis Montgomery (1920-2005) ...

(1955- ) - 178 credits on IMDb; Oscar nominated for: Saving Mr. Banks, Skyfall, WALL·E, The Good German, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Finding Nemo, Road to Perdition, American Beauty, Unstrung Heroes, Little Women, The Shawshank Redemption; Emmy won for: Six Feet Under; other high-profile projects: The Green Mile, The Help, The Adjustment Bureau, Scent of a Woman, Erin Brockovich; Alfred's son

7. Joey Newman

Composer | The Middle

Joey Newman is a third generation film composer of the famed Hollywood musical Newman dynasty. A drummer, conductor, and orchestrator, he earned his degree from the Berklee College of Music. He got his start working in television, co-composing with Emmy®-winning composer W.G. "Snuffy" Walden. Joey ...

(1976- ) - 70 credits on IMDb; Emmy nominated for Little People, Big World; other high-profile projects: The Middle, The Mysteries of Laura, Any Day Now, Providence, Once and Again; Lionel's grandson

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