American composer/musician/conductor/music director. Born 17 March 1901 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Died 17 February 1970 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Father of composers Thomas Newman, Maria Newman and David Newman, and director Tim Newman. Composed music for over 200 films. Winner of nine Academy Awards for Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938), Tin Pan Alley (1940), 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).