Alfred Newman

Alfred Newman

Known for: Sound
Birthday: 1901-03-17
Deathday: 1970-02-17 (68 years old)

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Alfred Newman (March 17, 1900 – February 17, 1970) was an American composer, arranger, and conductor of film music. From his start as a music prodigy, he came to be regarded as a respected figure in the history of film music. He won nine Academy Awards and was nominated forty-three times.


In a career spanning more than four decades, Newman composed the scores for over 200 motion pictures. Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards.


Newman was also highly regarded as a conductor, and arranged and conducted many scores by other composers, including George Gershwin, Charlie Chaplin, and Irving Berlin. He also conducted the music for many film adaptations of Broadway musicals (having worked on Broadway for ten years before coming to Hollywood), as well as many original Hollywood musicals.


He was among the first musicians to compose and conduct original music during Hollywood's Golden Age of movies, later becoming a respected and powerful music director in the history of Hollywood. Newman and two of his fellow composers, Max Steiner and Dimitri Tiomkin, were considered the "three godfathers of film music"

Filmography

All 220

Movies 220

Director 48

Songs
Perfectly Frank: Frank Loesser Revued

Perfectly Frank: Frank Loesser Revued (1981)

Movie
Composer
Airport

Airport (1970)

Movie
5.32
Composer
Firecreek

Firecreek (1968)

Movie
Music
Camelot

Camelot (1967)

Movie
Composer
Nevada Smith

Nevada Smith (1966)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Greatest Story Ever Told

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Conductor
How the West Was Won

How the West Was Won (1962)

Movie
6
Composer
The Counterfeit Traitor

The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)

Movie
Original Music Composer
State Fair

State Fair (1962)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Supervisor / Conductor
Flower Drum Song

Flower Drum Song (1961)

Movie
Composer
The Pleasure of His Company

The Pleasure of His Company (1961)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Best of Everything

The Best of Everything (1959)

Movie
Composer
The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Movie
Composer
A Certain Smile

A Certain Smile (1958)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Supervisor / Conductor
South Pacific

South Pacific (1958)

Movie
6
Composer
The Gift of Love

The Gift of Love (1958)

Movie
Composer
Anastasia

Anastasia (1956)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Conductor
Bus Stop

Bus Stop (1956)

Movie
5
Original Music Composer
The King and I

The King and I (1956)

Movie
4.25
Music Supervisor / Conductor
Carousel

Carousel (1956)

Movie
Composer
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

Movie
Composer
The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Movie
6.3
Original Music Composer / Music Supervisor / Conductor
Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs (1955)

Movie
Composer
A Man Called Peter

A Man Called Peter (1955)

Movie
Music Supervisor
There's No Business Like Show Business

There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Movie
8
Original Music Composer
The Egyptian

The Egyptian (1954)

Movie
Composer
Hell and High Water

Hell and High Water (1954)

Movie
Orchestra Conductor in Prologue (uncredited) / Original Music Composer / Music Director
How to Marry a Millionaire

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Movie
1
Original Music Composer
The Robe

The Robe (1953)

Movie
4
Composer
The President's Lady

The President's Lady (1953)

Movie
Music Director
The Desert Rats

The Desert Rats (1953)

Movie
Music Director
Call Me Madam

Call Me Madam (1953)

Movie
Music Director
Treasure of the Golden Condor

Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Prisoner of Zenda

The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)

Movie
Music
What Price Glory

What Price Glory (1952)

Movie
Original Music Composer
O. Henry's Full House

O. Henry's Full House (1952)

Movie
6.75
Composer
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie

Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952)

Movie
Composer
With a Song in My Heart

With a Song in My Heart (1952)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Viva Zapata!

Viva Zapata! (1952)

Movie
Joseph Haydn
The CinemaScope Parade

The CinemaScope Parade (1951)

Movie
Composer
David and Bathsheba

David and Bathsheba (1951)

Movie
Composer
Take Care of My Little Girl

Take Care of My Little Girl (1951)

Movie
Music Director
The House on Telegraph Hill

The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

Movie
Composer
Fourteen Hours

Fourteen Hours (1951)

Movie
Composer
For Heaven's Sake

For Heaven's Sake (1950)

Movie
Composer
All About Eve

All About Eve (1950)

Movie
5.33
Composer
No Way Out

No Way Out (1950)

Movie
Music Director
Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow (1950)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Panic in the Streets

Panic in the Streets (1950)

Movie
6
Original Music Composer
The Gunfighter

The Gunfighter (1950)

Movie
Composer
The Big Lift

The Big Lift (1950)

Movie
Composer
When Willie Comes Marching Home

When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

Movie
Composer
Twelve O'Clock High

Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

Movie
Music Director
Dancing in the Dark

Dancing in the Dark (1949)

Movie
Composer
Prince of Foxes

Prince of Foxes (1949)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Pinky

Pinky (1949)

Movie
Composer
Thieves' Highway

Thieves' Highway (1949)

Movie
Music / Music Director
You're My Everything

You're My Everything (1949)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College

Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949)

Movie
Composer
Mother Is a Freshman

Mother Is a Freshman (1949)

Movie
Composer
Down to the Sea in Ships

Down to the Sea in Ships (1949)

Movie
Original Music Composer
A Letter to Three Wives

A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

Movie
Composer
Yellow Sky

Yellow Sky (1948)

Movie
Composer
The Walls of Jericho

The Walls of Jericho (1948)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Snake Pit

The Snake Pit (1948)

Movie
Composer
Cry of the City

Cry of the City (1948)

Movie
Composer
That Lady in Ermine

That Lady in Ermine (1948)

Movie
Composer
Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty (1948)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Call Northside 777

Call Northside 777 (1948)

Movie
Music Director
Daisy Kenyon

Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Movie
Composer
Captain from Castile

Captain from Castile (1947)

Movie
Composer
Gentleman's Agreement

Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Movie
Music Director
Mother Wore Tights

Mother Wore Tights (1947)

Movie
Music Director
Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Movie
5.92
Music Director
Moss Rose

Moss Rose (1947)

Movie
Music Director
The Late George Apley

The Late George Apley (1947)

Movie
Music Director
The Brasher Doubloon

The Brasher Doubloon (1947)

Movie
Composer
The Razor's Edge

The Razor's Edge (1946)

Movie
Music Director
My Darling Clementine

My Darling Clementine (1946)

Movie
6.5
Composer
Margie

Margie (1946)

Movie
Composer
Dragonwyck

Dragonwyck (1946)

Movie
Composer
Leave Her to Heaven

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Movie
Composer
A Bell for Adano

A Bell for Adano (1945)

Movie
Original Music Composer
A Royal Scandal

A Royal Scandal (1945)

Movie
Original Music Composer
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

Movie
6
Composer
The Keys of the Kingdom

The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

Movie
Composer
Sunday Dinner for a Soldier

Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944)

Movie
Composer
Wilson

Wilson (1944)

Movie
Composer
The Purple Heart

The Purple Heart (1944)

Movie
Music
The Gang's All Here

The Gang's All Here (1943)

Movie
Composer
The Song of Bernadette

The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Movie
Composer
Claudia

Claudia (1943)

Movie
Composer
Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Movie
6.5
Composer
My Friend Flicka

My Friend Flicka (1943)

Movie
Composer
The Moon Is Down

The Moon Is Down (1943)

Movie
Composer
December 7th

December 7th (1943)

Movie
Original Music Composer
China Girl

China Girl (1942)

Movie
Composer
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty

Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)

Movie
Composer
The Black Swan

The Black Swan (1942)

Movie
Composer
To the Shores of Tripoli

To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)

Movie
Composer
The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway (1942)

Movie
Composer
It's Everybody's War

It's Everybody's War (1942)

Movie
Music Director
Orchestra Wives

Orchestra Wives (1942)

Movie
Composer
The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper (1942)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Ten Gentlemen from West Point

Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942)

Movie
Music
Prelude to War

Prelude to War (1942)

Movie
Composer
This Above All

This Above All (1942)

Movie
Composer
Roxie Hart

Roxie Hart (1942)

Movie
Composer
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake

Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)

Movie
Composer
Ball of Fire

Ball of Fire (1941)

Movie
6.83
Additional Music
I Wake Up Screaming

I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

Movie
Composer
How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Movie
1
Music Director
A Yank in the R.A.F.

A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)

Movie
6
Composer
Belle Starr

Belle Starr (1941)

Movie
Music Director
The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes (1941)

Movie
4.6
Original Music Composer
Wild Geese Calling

Wild Geese Calling (1941)

Movie
Composer
Charley's Aunt

Charley's Aunt (1941)

Movie
Composer
Man Hunt

Man Hunt (1941)

Movie
Composer
Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand (1941)

Movie
Composer
Hudson's Bay

Hudson's Bay (1941)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Tin Pan Alley

Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Movie
Composer
The Mark of Zorro

The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Movie
Composer
They Knew What They Wanted

They Knew What They Wanted (1940)

Movie
Composer
Brigham Young

Brigham Young (1940)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Foreign Correspondent

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Movie
4
Composer
Earthbound

Earthbound (1940)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Girl in 313

Girl in 313 (1940)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Movie
5.42
Original Music Composer
Blondie on a Budget

Blondie on a Budget (1940)

Movie
Composer
Little Old New York

Little Old New York (1940)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Vigil in the Night

Vigil in the Night (1940)

Movie
Composer
The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird (1940)

Movie
Composer
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Movie
6
Music Director
Barricade

Barricade (1939)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Drums Along the Mohawk

Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Movie
4
Composer
The Real Glory

The Real Glory (1939)

Movie
Composer
The Rains Came

The Rains Came (1939)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Star Maker

The Star Maker (1939)

Movie
Musical Director / Music Director
They Shall Have Music

They Shall Have Music (1939)

Movie
Composer
Beau Geste

Beau Geste (1939)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Young Mr. Lincoln

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Movie
6
Music
The Gorilla

The Gorilla (1939)

Movie
2
Original Music Composer
Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights (1939)

Movie
6
Original Music Composer
Gunga Din

Gunga Din (1939)

Movie
3.5
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Trade Winds

Trade Winds (1938)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
The Cowboy and the Lady

The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Movie
Music Director
Alexander's Ragtime Band

Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Movie
Music Director
The Adventures of Marco Polo

The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)

Movie
Original Music Composer
52nd Street

52nd Street (1937)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
The Hurricane

The Hurricane (1937)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Prisoner of Zenda

The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Dead End

Dead End (1937)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Stella Dallas

Stella Dallas (1937)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Wee Willie Winkie

Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Slave Ship

Slave Ship (1937)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Woman Chases Man

Woman Chases Man (1937)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
History Is Made at Night

History Is Made at Night (1937)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
You Only Live Once

You Only Live Once (1937)

Movie
4
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Beloved Enemy

Beloved Enemy (1936)

Movie
Music Director
Born to Dance

Born to Dance (1936)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Come and Get It

Come and Get It (1936)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
The Gay Desperado

The Gay Desperado (1936)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Ramona

Ramona (1936)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Dodsworth

Dodsworth (1936)

Movie
5.33
Music
Dancing Pirate

Dancing Pirate (1936)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
One Rainy Afternoon

One Rainy Afternoon (1936)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
These Three

These Three (1936)

Movie
Music Director
Modern Times

Modern Times (1936)

Movie
5.5
Original Music Composer
Strike Me Pink

Strike Me Pink (1936)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Splendor

Splendor (1935)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Barbary Coast

Barbary Coast (1935)

Movie
Music Director
Broadway Melody of 1936

Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Red Salute

Red Salute (1935)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Dark Angel

The Dark Angel (1935)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild (1935)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Les Misérables

Les Misérables (1935)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Cardinal Richelieu

Cardinal Richelieu (1935)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Wedding Night

The Wedding Night (1935)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Folies Bergère

Folies Bergère (1935)

Movie
Composer
Clive of India

Clive of India (1935)

Movie
Composer
The Mighty Barnum

The Mighty Barnum (1934)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Kid Millions

Kid Millions (1934)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round

Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934)

Movie
Original Music Composer
We Live Again

We Live Again (1934)

Movie
Composer
Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread (1934)

Movie
Music
The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Movie
Composer
The Affairs of Cellini

The Affairs of Cellini (1934)

Movie
Composer
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Born to Be Bad

Born to Be Bad (1934)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Last Gentleman

The Last Gentleman (1934)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The House of Rothschild

The House of Rothschild (1934)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Looking for Trouble

Looking for Trouble (1934)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Nana

Nana (1934)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Roman Scandals

Roman Scandals (1933)

Movie
Music Director
Blood Money

Blood Money (1933)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Broadway Thru a Keyhole

Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Bowery

The Bowery (1933)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
The Masquerader

The Masquerader (1933)

Movie
Original Music Composer
I Cover the Waterfront

I Cover the Waterfront (1933)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Secrets

Secrets (1933)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Hallelujah, I'm a Bum

Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (1933)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Cynara

Cynara (1932)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Flesh

Flesh (1932)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Kid from Spain

The Kid from Spain (1932)

Movie
Composer
Rain

Rain (1932)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Movie Crazy

Movie Crazy (1932)

Movie
Composer
Mr. Robinson Crusoe

Mr. Robinson Crusoe (1932)

Movie
6
Composer
Night World

Night World (1932)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Sky Devils

Sky Devils (1932)

Movie
Composer
The Greeks Had a Word for Them

The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932)

Movie
Composer
Cock of the Air

Cock of the Air (1932)

Movie
Composer
Arrowsmith

Arrowsmith (1931)

Movie
6
Composer
Corsair

Corsair (1931)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks

Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks (1931)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Age for Love

The Age for Love (1931)

Movie
Music Director
The Unholy Garden

The Unholy Garden (1931)

Movie
Music Director
Street Scene

Street Scene (1931)

Movie
6
Music Director
City Lights

City Lights (1931)

Movie
5.09
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Tonight or Never

Tonight or Never (1931)

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.29
Based on 1,62 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1931
1936
1942
1937
1981

Information

Known for
Sound

Gender
Male

Birthday
1901-03-17

Deathday
1970-02-17 (68 years old)

Place of birth
New Haven, United States of America

Religion
Judaism

Relationships
Martha Montgomery (1947-01-01 - 1970-02-17)

Children
David Newman, Thomas Newman, Maria Newman

Siblings
Lionel Newman, Emil Newman

Relatives
Randy Newman

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Pappy

Awards
Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score, Academy Award for Best Score, Adaptation or Treatment, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Academy Award for Best Original Musical Score


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