Alfred Newman (March 17, 1900 - February 17, 1970) is an American composer, arranger and conductor of film music.
Early life[change | change source]
Newman was born in New Haven, Connecticut to Russian-Jewish parents who emigrated shortly before his birth.
Film scoring career[change | change source]
1930s[change | change source]
Death[change | change source]
Newman died on February 17, 1970 at the age of 69, a month shy of his 70th birthday, at his home in Hollywood, from complications of emphysema.
Legacy[change | change source]
During his career, Newman was regarded as one of the most important, most influential and most respected in the history of film music.