Newman, Alfred, 1901-1970

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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

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

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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)

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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.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Daves, Delmer, 1904-1977. Delmer Daves papers, 1930-1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lawrence Tibbett Collection, 1929-1945 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
creatorOf Newman, Alfred, 1901-1970. Collection of motion picture music sound recordings, ca. 1940-1959. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Newman, Alfred, 1901-1970. Collection of motion picture music sound recordings, [194-]-1959. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Alfred Newman Papers, 1899-1956 University of California, San Francisco. . Library Archives and Special Collections.
referencedIn Raksin, David, 1912-. David Raksin: an oral history interview with Peggy Mayer Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, Van Nuys, CA, 1991 Oct. 2. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
referencedIn Fred Steiner papers, 1937-1989 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsArts & Communications Archives
referencedIn Brigham Young University. Dept. of Special Collections and Manuscripts. Compiled information on the Alfred Newman concert at Brigham Young University, [1987]. American Primers
creatorOf Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. [Carousel / music by Richard Rodgers ; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Johnny Green papers, 1920-1991. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Ford, J. mss., 1906-1976 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Newman, Alfred, 1901-1970. music in films, 1987. American Primers
creatorOf Alfred Newman Collection, ca. 1940-1959 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Stevens, George, 1904-1975. Gunga Din / George Stevens, réal. ; Ben Hecht, Charles Mac Arthur, Rudyard Kipling, aut. adaptés ; Joel Sayre, Fred Guiol, scénario ; Alfred Newman, comp. ; Cary Grant, Victor Mc Laglen, Douglas Fairbanks jr... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Powell, Edward B. Collection of motion picture music, 1935-1977. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Krims, Milton. Prince of foxes : screenplay, 1949 July 20. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Newman, Alfred, 1901-1970. Man of Galilee : a symphonic cantata, 1985. American Primers
creatorOf Newman, Alfred, 1901-1970. 7 year itch. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Leo Reisman collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1932-1948 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Stevens, George, 1904-1975. Gunga Din / George Stevens, réal. ; Ben Hecht, Charles Mac Arthur, Rudyard Kipling, aut. adaptés ; Joel Sayre, Fred Guiol, scénario ; Alfred Newman, comp. ; Cary Grant, Victor Mc Laglen, Douglas Fairbanks jr... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Steiner, Frederick. Fred Steiner Papers, 1975-1981. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. The King and I / music by Richard Rodgers ; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. Flower drum song / music by Richard Rodgers ; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd ; music director Alfred Newman ; associate Ken Darby. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Brigham Young University. Dept. of Special Collections and Manuscripts. corporateBody
associatedWith Darby, Ken. person
associatedWith Daves, Delmer, 1904-1977. person
associatedWith Ford, John, 1895-1973 person
correspondedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Krims, Milton. person
associatedWith Powell, Edward B. person
associatedWith Raksin, David, 1912- person
associatedWith Reisman, Leo, 1897-1961 person
associatedWith Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Steiner, Fred, 1923-2011 person
associatedWith Steiner, Frederick. person
associatedWith Tibbett, Richard M. person
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Composers--Archival resources
Motion picture music--Manuscripts
Music--Manuscripts
Motion picture music
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Birth 1901-03-17

Death 1970-02-17

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