|Birth Day:||January 4, 1916|
|Death Date:||Feb 3, 1989 (age 73)|
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Legendary 20th Century Fox musician who directed the music for all of the studio's films starring Marilyn Monroe. Lionel Newman's career lasted 46 years and included his participation on more than 200 films. Lionel Newman scored 'Love Me Tender,' Elvis Presley's first movie.
As per our current Database, Lionel Newman died on Feb 3, 1989 (age 73).
Lionel Newman worked as a piano player on a Holland America ocean liner, the S.S. Rotterdam, when he was 18. Lionel Newman created the classic themes for "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," "Daniel Boone," and many other TV shows.
He received eleven Academy Award nominations, and won an Oscar for Hello Dolly! with Lennie Hayton in 1969. He conducted the scores for Cleopatra, The Sand Pebbles, The Agony and the Ecstasy, The Long Hot Summer, The Young Lions, Alien, and The Omen. He was the musical supervisor for Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Monsignor, and The Fury. Although he did not consider himself a songwriter, he received a certificate of merit from Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) for over one million network performances of his 1948 hit, "Again", a pop standard that lived on long after its introduction in the film Road House.
After serving an apprenticeship conducting and orchestrating live shows, Newman joined 20th Century Fox as a rehearsal pianist under the guidance of his brother, Alfred Newman, and by 1959, he had been promoted to Musical Director for Television there. This opened the doors to feature films. He was soon made vice president in charge of music for both television and features. This resulted in a promotion in 1982 to senior vice president of all music for Twentieth Century Fox Films. He wrote several classic TV themes for Fox, including The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Adventures in Paradise, and Daniel Boone.
During the last few years of his tenure at Fox, Newman conducted major symphony orchestras in the United States, Canada, the UK, and New Zealand. Newman retired in 1985 and died on February 3, 1989 from cardiac arrest.
In November 2013, the Twentieth Century Fox Music Department was dedicated as “The Lionel Newman Music Building,” and a bronze plaque of Lionel, listing his composition and conducting credits was unveiled. Speaking to guests about Lionel's impact on film and television music, who he was as a friend, mentor and boss, and who he was as a family man were Steven Spielberg, John Williams, Lionel’s nephew, composer Randy Newman, and his grandson, Joey Newman. The dedication was attended by several hundred people, including his family beyond Randy and Joey.
Lionel Newman fathered three daughters with his wife Beverley Carroll. Lionel Newman's brothers were composers Alfred and Emil Newman. Lionel Newman's nephews were musicians Randy Newman, David Newman, and Thomas Newman. Lionel Newman's grandson was Joey Newman.
Currently, Lionel Newman is 105 years, 5 months and 8 days old. Lionel Newman will celebrate 106th birthday on a Tuesday 4th of January 2022. Below we countdown to Lionel Newman upcoming birthday.