Lionel Newman

  • Born: (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
  • Died: (Los Angeles, California, USA) age 73

Lionel Newman was an American conductor, pianist, and film and television composer.

He won the Academy Award for Best Score of a Musical Picture for Hello Dolly! with Lennie Hayton in 1969. He is the brother of Alfred Newman and Emil Newman, uncle of composers Randy Newman, David Newman, Thomas Newman, Maria Newman, and grandfather of Joey Newman.

His 11 nominations contribute to the Newmans being the most nominated Academy Award extended family, with a collective 92 nominations in various music categories.

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