Newman, Alfred, 1901-1970

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1901-03-17
Death 1970-02-17
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Newman was born on Mar. 17, 1901 in New Haven, CT; became pianist, composer, and conductor; studied with Sigismond Stojowski, Reuben Goldmark, George Wedge, and Arnold Schoenberg; at age 13 he played piano at the Strand Theatre in NY, and was a pianist, accompanist, and conductor in vaudeville, and later in Broadway musicals; moved to Hollywood in 1930; appeared as a guest conductor with the Cincinnati Symphony, National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony; became writer of film scores; won Academy Awards for The song of Bernadette (1943), Mother wore tights (1947), With a song in my heart (1952), Call me madam (1953), Love is a many-splendored thing (1955), The King and I (1956), and Camelot (1967); he died on Feb. 17, 1970 in Los Angeles.

From the description of Collection of motion picture music sound recordings, ca. 1940-1959. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 41598248

American composer.

From the description of Man of Galilee : a symphonic cantata, 1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122645461

Biographical Note

Newman was born on Mar. 17, 1901 in New Haven, CT; became pianist, composer, and conductor; studied with Sigismond Stojowski, Reuben Goldmark, George Wedge, and Arnold Schoenberg; at age 13 he played piano at the Strand Theatre in NY, and was a pianist, accompanist, and conductor in vaudeville, and later in Broadway musicals; moved to Hollywood in 1930; appeared as a guest conductor with the Cincinnati Symphony, National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony; became writer of film scores; won Academy Awards for The song of Bernadette (1943), Mother wore tights (1947), With a song in my heart (1952), Call me madam (1953), Love is a many-splendored thing (1955), The King and I (1956), and Camelot (1967); he died on Feb. 17, 1970 in Los Angeles.

From the guide to the Alfred Newman Collection, ca. 1940-1959, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections)

Biography

Dr. Newman was born in San Francisco on December 22, 1872, the son of William Joseph and Anna Newman. He received his education in San Francisco, his undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley, and his M.D. from the UCSF School of Medicine. He graduated in the class of 1896.

Dr. Newman did two years of postgraduate in Germany and Austria following his internship at San Francisco General Hospital. He was one of the first specialists in proctology on the West Coast.

In addition to his association with San Francisco General Hospital, Dr. Newman was on the staff of Mount Zion Hospital.

From the guide to the Alfred Newman Papers, 1899-1956, (University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Composers--Archival resources
  • Motion picture music--Manuscripts
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Motion picture music

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  • Composers

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  • United States (as recorded)