Legendary 20th Century Fox musician who directed the music for all of the studio's films starring Marilyn Monroe. His career lasted 46 years and included his participation on more than 200 films. He scored 'Love Me Tender,' Elvis Presley's first movie.
He worked as a piano player on a Holland America ocean liner, the S.S. Rotterdam, when he was 18. He created the classic themes for "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," "Daniel Boone," and many other TV shows.
He was the musical supervisor for all three of the original "Star Wars" movies.
He fathered three daughters with his wife Beverley Carroll. His brothers were composers Alfred and Emil Newman. His nephews were musicians Randy Newman, David Newman, and Thomas Newman. His grandson was Joey Newman.
He worked as piano accompanist for Mae West during the 1930s.