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Lionel Newman

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Biography

New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Lionel Newman was the youngest of a triumvirate of accomplished virtuosos, composers and conductors, who dominated the music department at 20th Century Fox for more than four decades. Already a highly regarded pianist by the age of 15, Lionel went on the national vaudeville circuit as accompanist for Mae West, before joining his siblings, Alfred and Emil, on the West Coast. He completed his music studies under Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco in Los Angeles and, by 1934, fronted his own musical ensemble, 'Newman's Society Orchestra', aboard the luxury cruise ship SS Rotterdam on the Holland-America Line. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Conducting Orchestra

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture

The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970

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Composing