Randy Newman

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Randall Stewart Newman
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/28/1943, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter
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Randy Newman Fast Facts:
  • Learned to play the piano at age 7.
  • Began his recording career at 18 with the single "Golden Gridiron Boy." It flopped.
  • His early songs were covered by artists such as Gene Pitney, Judy Collins, Jackie DeShannon and the O'Jays.
  • Was briefly a member of the Tikis, who were later renamed Harper's Bizarre.
  • Had chart success with the singles "Short People," "I Love L.A." and "It's Money That Matters."
  • Began composing music for films in 1970; by the 1980s, that had become his primary focus.
  • Was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.
  • Randy Newman Relationships:
  • Alice - Daughter
  • Amos Newman - Son
  • Irving George Newman - Father
  • Thomas Newman - Cousin
  • David Newman - Cousin
  • Eric Newman - Son
  • Alan Newman - Brother
  • Alfred Newman - Uncle
  • Joey Newman - Nephew
  • Patrick Newman - Son
  • Adele Newman - Mother
  • Lionel Newman - Uncle
  • Emil Newman - Uncle
  • Gretchen Newman - Wife
  • John Newman - Son
  • Roswitha Schmale - Ex-wife
  • Randy Newman Awards:
  • 1981 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Score) - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Main Title Theme Music - Winner
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics - Winner
  • 2001 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Winner
  • 1984 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Score) - Nominee
  • 1995 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score) - Nominee
  • 1996 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score) - Nominee
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2001 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Score) - Nominee
  • 1990 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Score) - Nominee
  • 1982 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2002 Grammy: Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
  • 1989 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1998 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score) - Nominee
  • 1990 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1981 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2006 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1998 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Dramatic Score) - Nominee
  • 1994 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1995 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2000 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1998 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2010 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Winner
  • 1984 Grammy: Best Instrumental Composition - Winner
  • 2010 Grammy: Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
  • 2000 Grammy: Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
  • 1999 Grammy: Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
  • 2006 Grammy: Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics - Winner
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1982 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Song - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended the University of California, Los Angeles, CA

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