American conductor and composer of more than two hundred films. He won Oscars for his work on films like The King and I and Camelot.
He regularly made a ten mile round-trip walk to a friend's house to practice piano.
He set a record for a composer by winning nine Oscars in his lifetime.
His nephew is Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Randy Newman.
He and John Williams are commonly thought of as two of the greatest film composers of all time.