Alfred Newman

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Birthday
17, 1901
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Feb 17, 1970 (68)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
17, 1901
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Feb 17, 1970 (68)

About

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.

Before Fame

He regularly made a ten mile round-trip walk to a friend's house to practice piano.

Trivia

He set a record for a composer by winning nine Oscars in his lifetime.

Family Life

His nephew is Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Randy Newman.

Associated With

He and John Williams are commonly thought of as two of the greatest film composers of all time.