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Alfred Newman (1901-1970) was, for a lot of his career, probably the most important and respectable composer and music director in Hollywood. His 44 Oscar nominations and nine Academy Awards are both information that are improbable ever to become damaged. The first-born of ten kids for an impoverished create vendor in New Haven, CT, Newman manifested his musical passions extremely early, and by age eight was well-known locally like a piano prodigy. He performed for virtuoso Jan Ignace Paderewski, who organized a fresh York recital for the guy, and a executing career seemed planned, until he was compelled to begin earning a paycheck for his family members. Newman proved helpful his method up from vaudeville towards the orchestra pit from the Broadway theaters, and finally became a recognised conductor and arranger known and well known by every one of the greatest composers, including Irving Berlin. When Berlin was taken to Hollywood on the dawn from the audio era, he organized for Newman to include him. There he was used on by film mogul Samuel Goldwyn and United Performers, and set up himself among the film capitol’s two undisputed experts of music (another was Potential Steiner). Shortly, he also started doing work for 20th Century-Fox. Newman spent the ’30s credit scoring a few of the most esteemed movies from the 10 years, including Street Picture, Dodsworth, Stella Dallas, Deceased End, The Prisoner of Zenda, Gunga Din, and Adolescent Mr. Lincoln, among numerous others. Even though he wasn’t focusing on a particular film, he was frequently approached by studio room production heads looking for advice once the rating of a film ran into problems. Following his set up as Fox’s music movie director in 1940, Newman done How Green Was My Valley, Heaven Can Wait around, Music of Bernadette, The Razor’s Advantage, Captain from Castille, The Robe, and Like Is really a Many Splendored Thing, among several other movies; and, equally informing in his capability as head from the studio’s music division, he designated the rating of Laura to David Raksin, who published an immortal little bit of film music, and Jane Eyre, Hangover Square, and YOUR DAY the planet earth Stood Still to Bernard Herrmann. In 1959, he still left Fox for the career as an unbiased musician, and in 1961 executed the Oscar-nominated rating to Rose Drum Song. Another year, he composed what could be his most familiar film rating, How the Western world Was Won, with lyricist Ken Darby. Ironically, for most of his gathered honors, Newman continues to be seen as a much larger arranger and conductor than composer. He could assimilate folk music or pseudo-folk music, such as How Green Was My Valley and The way the Western world Was Won, and transform them into orchestral/choral functions of remarkable power, and have a great primary melody or two and convert them into something haunting and unforgettable, as with The Razor’s Advantage or The Robe. His compositions, nevertheless, lacked the boldness or adventurousness of Bernard Herrmann’s or Miklos Rozsa’s most influenced function — his was tonal and available music that didn’t demand an excessive amount of the audience. Nonetheless it was the palatable character of Newman’s music, in conjunction with his diplomatic abilities, that helped him attain his achievement. His scores had been accessible without having to be trite, unique in execution as film music without having to be jarring or troubling, and his affable character, on the other hand the the volatile, neurotic Herrmann or the apparently aloof Rozsa, produced him a popular of studio professionals. And all that produced his phrase about music regulations in Hollywood for near 30 years. He passed away in 1970, and his last soundtrack, for George Seaton’s mega-hit Airport terminal, became the final of Newman’s 44 Oscar nominations.

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Full Name Alfred Newman
Died February 17, 1970, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Actor, Conductor, Music Arranger, Film Score Composer
Nationality American
Spouse Martha Montgomery, Mary Lou Dix
Children Thomas Newman, David Newman, Maria Newman, Tim Newman
Parents Luba Newman
Siblings Lionel Newman, Emil Newman, Irving George Newman
Awards Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Academy Award for Best Original Musical, Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition
Music Songs 20th Century Fox Fanfare, A Home in the Meadow, Conquest March, Main Title, Ports Of Paradise, Michael's Plot, The Dearness of You, Peter, Families in Hiding, The Spring is Not For Me, The Bomber Is Destroyed / Finale, Airport Love Theme, The Triumph of the Spirit, Prelude and Early Dawn, Your Life Begins, Commission Convenes, The Day Begins, Inez' Theme, Charlie's Dance, Street Scene, The Mark of Zorro Suite, South Pacific Overture, Date With Peter, Street Scene - Sentimental Rhapsody, The Egyptian, The Song of Bernadette: The Vision, This Is the West, New York, Overture, the King and I, Lazarus Come Forth, Exit Music, Anastasia Waltz, The Enchanted Sea
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Movies How the West Was Won, The Robe, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, All About Eve, The Seven Year Itch, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, How to Marry a Millionaire, Captain from Castile, The Egyptian, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Wuthering Heights, Bus Stop, The Grapes of Wrath, Airport, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Mark of Zorro, Anastasia, Leave Her to Heaven, Twelve O'Clock High, Nevada Smith, David and Bathsheba, Gentleman's Agreement, City Lights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Razor's Edge, The Black Swan, The Hurricane, Young Mr. Lincoln, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Street Scene, Camelot, My Darling Clementine, Blood and Sand, The Snake Pit, Gunga Din, Beau Geste, A Letter to Three Wives, There's No Business Like Show Business, Dragonwyck, Drums Along the Mohawk, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Prince of Foxes, The Best of Everything, The Gunfighter, The Keys of the Kingdom, With a Song in My Heart, Ball of Fire, Heaven Can Wait, The Bravados, The Prisoner of Zenda


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1 In 1992, Ken Darby, the choral supervisor of The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), wrote "Hollywood Holyland", the chronicle of his experience on the production and what he felt was the butchering of Alfred Newman's score in the final film.
2 Following his death, he was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, in the Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Eternal Prayer.
3 Alfred Newman passed away on February 17, 1970, a month away from what would have been his 69th birthday on March 17.
4 Holds the record for the most Academy Awards of any composer (9). The closest is Alan Menken who has eight.
5 Child prodigy by the age of eight. He derived his first income as an accompanist on piano in vaudeville, and in the orchestral pits of picture theatres. Newman worked his way up the ladder, conducting his first orchestra by age 17, consequently being tagged the boy conductor. By 1917, he had made his way to New York, conducting musicals on Broadway, beginning with "George White's Scandals".
6 At the instigation of Irving Berlin, who first made the suggestion to the head of United Artists, Joseph M. Schenck, Newman was invited to Hollywood in 1930 to arrange and score Berlin's comedy Reaching for the Moon (1930). He was then signed by United Artists (working primarily for Samuel Goldwyn) to a seven-year contract, from 1931 to 1938. Producer Darryl F. Zanuck became so enamored with his work, that he coaxed him into joining the newly formed 20th Century Fox. His subsequent tenure at Fox, both as composer and as musical director, spanned the years 1938 to 1959. During this time, he became the studio's most prodigious Academy Award winner. From 1940, until his departure, he held the title of general music director. He was succeeded in that capacity by his younger brother Lionel Newman.
7 Had a reputation for perfectionism and for being almost obsessively self-critical.
8 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1708 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
9 Pictured on one of six 33¢ USA commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, honoring Hollywood Composers, issued September 21, 1999. Issued in panes of 20 stamps. Others honored in the set were Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, Bernard Herrmann, Franz Waxman and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
10 Nominated for an Academy Award 20 years in succession, from 1938 to 1957. This includes a nine year stretch from 1938 to 1946 in which he was nominated for at least two different movie scores in each of those years.
11 He was one of two film composers to have received four Oscar nominations in the same year - the other being Victor Young, who achieved it twice.
12 In 1940, he achieved the astonishing feat of garnering four Oscar nominations for four different films.
13 Until the morning of January 31, 2006, when John Williams received his 44th and 45th Oscar nominations, Newman held the record for the most Oscar-nominated composer/conductor ever, and he won a record nine Oscars in all.
14 He was one of the few arranger/conductors to work on two film versions of the same musical, "State Fair" (State Fair (1945), State Fair (1962)).
15 Father of composers Thomas Newman, Maria Newman and David Newman, and director Tim Newman. Brother of composers Emil Newman and Lionel Newman. Uncle of composer Randy Newman. Great-uncle of composer Joey Newman.
16 Composed the 20th Century Pictures logo theme, retained when the company merged with Fox films and became 20th Century-Fox. It is still in use today.
17 Invented the Newman system for movie music scoring.
18 In 1992, Ken Darby, the choral supervisor of "The Greatest Story Ever Told," wrote "Hollywod Holyland," the chronicle of his experience on the production and what he felt was the butchering of Alfred Newman's score in the final film.
19 Holds the record for the most Academy Awards of any composer (9). The closest is Alan Menken who has eight.
20 Child prodigy by the age of eight. He derived his first income as an accompanist on piano in vaudeville, and in the orchestral pits of picture theatres. Newman worked his way up the ladder, conducting his first orchestra by the age of seventeen, consequently being tagged the 'boy conductor'. By 1917, he had made his way to New York, conducting musicals on Broadway, beginning with "George White's Scandals".
21 At the instigation of Irving Berlin, who first made the suggestion to the head of United Artists, Joseph M. Schenck, Newman was invited to Hollywood in 1930 to arrange and score Berlin's comedy Reaching for the Moon (1930). He was then signed by United Artists (working primarily for Samuel Goldwyn) to a seven-year contract, from 1931 to 1938. Producer Darryl F. Zanuck became so enamored with his work, that he coaxed him into joining the newly formed 20th Century Fox. His subsequent tenure at Fox, both as composer and as musical director, spanned the years 1938 to 1959. During this time, he became the studio's most prodigious Academy Award winner. From 1940, until his departure, he held the title of general music director. He was succeeded in that capacity by his younger brother Lionel Newman.
22 Had a reputation for perfectionism and for being almost obsessively self-critical.
23 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1708 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
24 Pictured on one of six 33¢ USA commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, honoring Hollywood Composers, issued 21 September 1999. Issued in panes of 20 stamps. Others honored in the set were Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, Bernard Herrmann, Franz Waxman, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
25 Nominated for an Academy Award 20 years in succession, from 1938 to 1957. This includes a nine year stretch from 1938 to 1946 in which he was nominated for at least two different movie scores in each of those years.
26 He is one of two film composers to have received four Oscar nominations in the same year - the other being Victor Young, who achieved it twice.
27 In 1940, he achieved the astonishing feat of garnering four Oscar nominations for four different films!
28 Until the morning of January 31, 2006, when John Williams received his 44th and 45th Oscar nominations, Newman held the record for the most Oscar-nominated composer/conductor ever, and he won a record nine Oscars in all.
29 He is one of the few arranger/conductors to work on two film versions of the same musical, "State Fair" (State Fair (1945), State Fair (1962)).
30 Father of composers Thomas Newman, Maria Newman and David Newman, and director Tim Newman. Brother of composers Emil Newman and Lionel Newman. Uncle of composer Randy Newman. Great-uncle of composer Joey Newman.
31 Composed the 20th Century Pictures logo theme, retained when the company merged with Fox films and became 20th Century-Fox. It is still in use today.
32 Newman system for movie music scoring.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mysterious Mr. Moto 1938 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Lone Wolf in Paris 1938 composer: stock music - uncredited
Alexander's Ragtime Band 1938 conductor - uncredited / musical director
Four Men and a Prayer 1938 composer: stock music - uncredited
There's Always a Woman 1938 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Adventures of Marco Polo 1938 musical director
Island in the Sky 1938 composer: stock music - uncredited
Women in Prison 1938 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1938 composer: stock music - uncredited
Gintberg på kanten 2012 TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
The Goldwyn Follies 1938 composer: additional music - uncredited / musical director
America's Sweetheart: The Mary Pickford Story 1978 Documentary composer: stock music - uncredited
She Married an Artist 1937 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Mark of Zorro 1974 TV Movie thematic material
Nothing Sacred 1937 composer: stock music - uncredited
Myra Breckinridge 1970 composer: stock music - uncredited
52nd Street 1937 musical director
Airport 1970 conductor
The Hurricane 1937 musical director
Judd for the Defense 1968 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Stand-In 1937 composer: stock music - uncredited
Firecreek 1968 conductor
The Prisoner of Zenda 1937 musical director - uncredited
Camelot 1967 conductor / music supervisor
Dead End 1937 musical director
Lost in Space 1966 TV Series composer - 2 episodes
Stella Dallas 1937 musical director
Nevada Smith 1966 conductor - uncredited
It's All Yours 1937 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 conductor
Wild and Woolly 1937 composer: stock music - uncredited
The 35th Annual Academy Awards 1963 TV Special musical director
Wee Willie Winkie 1937 musical director - uncredited
How the West Was Won 1962 conductor - uncredited
Slave Ship 1937 musical director - uncredited
The Counterfeit Traitor 1962 conductor - uncredited
Woman Chases Man 1937 musical director
State Fair 1962 conductor / music supervisor
History Is Made at Night 1937 musical director
Flower Drum Song 1961 conductor / music supervisor
When You're in Love 1937 musical director
The Pleasure of His Company 1961 conductor
You Only Live Once 1937 musical director
Hong Kong 1960-1961 TV Series composer - 12 episodes
Beloved Enemy 1936 musical director
The Best of Everything 1959 conductor - uncredited
Born to Dance 1936 musical director
Holiday for Lovers 1959 conductor / music supervisor
Come and Get It 1936 musical director
Woman Obsessed 1959 composer: additional music - uncredited
The Gay Desperado 1936 musical director
The Diary of Anne Frank 1959 conductor - uncredited
Ramona 1936 conductor - uncredited
In Love and War 1958 composer: additional music - uncredited
Dodsworth 1936 musical director
The Roots of Heaven 1958 composer: additional music - uncredited
Dancing Pirate 1936 musical director
South Pacific 1958 conductor / music supervisor
One Rainy Afternoon 1936 musical director
April Love 1957 music adaptor
The Country Beyond 1936 composer: stock music - uncredited
The True Story of Jesse James 1957 conductor - uncredited
A Message to Garcia 1936 composer: stock music - uncredited
Anastasia 1956 conductor - uncredited
Charlie Chan at the Circus 1936 composer: stock music - uncredited
Three Brave Men 1956 composer: stock music - uncredited
These Three 1936 musical director
The Last Wagon 1956 composer: additional music - uncredited
Dangerous Waters 1936 composer: stock music - uncredited
Bus Stop 1956 conductor
Modern Times 1936 conductor
The King and I 1956 conductor / music supervisor
Strike Me Pink 1936 musical director
Hilda Crane 1956 conductor - uncredited
Splendor 1935 musical director - uncredited
Carousel 1956 conductor / music supervisor
Metropolitan 1935 musical director
How to Be Very, Very Popular 1955 composer: additional music - uncredited
Barbary Coast 1935 musical director
The Seven Year Itch 1955 conductor - uncredited
The Dark Angel 1935 musical director
Daddy Long Legs 1955 conductor / music supervisor
Broadway Melody of 1936 1935 musical director
A Man Called Peter 1955 conductor - uncredited
Call of the Wild 1935 musical director
There's No Business Like Show Business 1954 conductor / music supervisor
L'homme des Folies Bergère 1935 musical director
Désirée 1954 composer: waltz - uncredited
Cardinal Richelieu 1935 musical director
The CinemaScope Parade 1954 musical director
Les Misérables 1935 musical director
Woman's World 1954 composer: additional music - uncredited
The Wedding Night 1935 musical director
The Egyptian 1954 conductor - uncredited / music supervisor
Folies Bergère de Paris 1935 musical director
The Miracle of Stereophonic Sound 1954 Short documentary music supervisor
Clive of India 1935 musical director - uncredited
The Gambler from Natchez 1954 composer: stock music - uncredited
Kid Millions 1934 musical director
Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954 composer: themes from "The Robe"
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round 1934 musical director
Princess of the Nile 1954 composer: stock music - uncredited
We Live Again 1934 musical director
Gorilla at Large 1954 composer: stock music - uncredited
Tailspin Tommy 1934 composer: stock music - uncredited
Polovetzian Dances from Prince Igor 1954 Short musical director
One Night of Love 1934 composer: stock music - uncredited
Hell and High Water 1954 musical director - uncredited
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back 1934 musical director - uncredited
How to Marry a Millionaire 1953 composer: additional music - uncredited / musical director
The Count of Monte Cristo 1934 musical director
City of Bad Men 1953 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Cat's-Paw 1934 musical director
Dangerous Crossing 1953 composer: stock music - uncredited
Just We Two 1934 Short composer: stock music - uncredited
A Blueprint for Murder 1953 composer: stock music - uncredited
Born to Be Bad 1934 musical director
The President's Lady 1953 conductor - uncredited
I Like It That Way 1934 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Desert Rats 1953 musical director
Looking for Trouble 1934 musical director
Call Me Madam 1953 music supervisor - uncredited / musical director
Moulin Rouge 1934 musical director
Destination Gobi 1953 musical director
King for a Night 1933 composer: stock music - uncredited
Treasure of the Golden Condor 1953 musical director
Gallant Lady 1933 musical director
Tonight We Sing 1953 musical director
Advice to the Lovelorn 1933 musical director
Stars and Stripes Forever 1952 musical director
Roman Scandals 1933 musical director - uncredited
Pony Soldier 1952 musical director
Blood Money 1933 musical director
Way of a Gaucho 1952 musical director
Broadway Thru a Keyhole 1933 musical director
Les Miserables 1952 musical director
The Bowery 1933 musical director
What Price Glory 1952 conductor - uncredited
The Masquerader 1933 musical director
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie 1952 musical director - uncredited
Her First Mate 1933 composer: stock music - uncredited
Kangaroo 1952 composer: stock music - uncredited / musical director
Don't Bet on Love 1933 composer: stock music - uncredited
With a Song in My Heart 1952 musical director
The Phantom of the Air 1933 composer: stock music - uncredited
Viva Zapata! 1952 musical director
Lucky Dog 1933 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Model and the Marriage Broker 1951 composer: additional music - uncredited
Out All Night 1933 composer: stock music - uncredited
People Will Talk 1951 conductor
Secrets 1933 musical director - uncredited
Take Care of My Little Girl 1951 musical director - uncredited
Hallelujah I'm a Bum 1933 musical director
On the Riviera 1951 musical director
Cynara 1932 musical director
The House on Telegraph Hill 1951 musical director
Flaming Guns 1932 composer: stock music - uncredited
Half Angel 1951 composer: additional music - uncredited / musical director
The Kid from Spain 1932 musical director
I Can Get It for You Wholesale 1951 composer: additional music - uncredited
Okay America! 1932 composer: stock music - uncredited
Fourteen Hours 1951 conductor - uncredited
Mr. Robinson Crusoe 1932 musical director - uncredited
Call Me Mister 1951 composer: additional music - uncredited / musical director
Sky Devils 1932 musical director
For Heaven's Sake 1950 musical director - uncredited
The Greeks Had a Word for Them 1932 musical director - uncredited
All About Eve 1950 musical director - uncredited
Tonight or Never 1931 musical director
Two Flags West 1950 composer: stock music - uncredited / musical director
Arrowsmith 1931 musical director - uncredited
Mister 880 1950 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Unholy Garden 1931 musical director
My Blue Heaven 1950 musical director
Palmy Days 1931 musical director
No Way Out 1950 conductor - uncredited
Street Scene 1931 musical director
Edge of Doom 1950 composer: stock music - uncredited
Indiscreet 1931 musical director
Broken Arrow 1950 musical director
Kiki 1931 musical director
Stella 1950 composer: theme music - uncredited
City Lights 1931 musical arrangements - uncredited / musical director
Panic in the Streets 1950 conductor - uncredited
Reaching for the Moon 1930 musical director
My Friend Irma Goes West 1950 composer: stock music - uncredited
Whoopee! 1930 musical director
The Gunfighter 1950 conductor - uncredited
Campus Sweethearts 1930 Short conductor
The Big Lift 1950 conductor - uncredited
Beware of Blondie 1950 composer: stock music - uncredited
When Willie Comes Marching Home 1950 musical director - uncredited
Whirlpool 1950 composer: trailer - uncredited / musical director
Twelve O'Clock High 1949 conductor - uncredited
Dancing in the Dark 1949 musical director
Oh, You Beautiful Doll 1949 musical director
Prince of Foxes 1949 conductor - uncredited
Everybody Does It 1949 composer: stock music - uncredited / musical director
Pinky 1949 conductor - uncredited
My Friend Irma 1949 composer: stock music - uncredited
You're My Everything 1949 musical director
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend 1949 musical director
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College 1949 musical director - uncredited
The Fan 1949 musical director
Mother Is a Freshman 1949 musical director - uncredited
Down to the Sea in Ships 1949 musical director - uncredited
Racing Luck 1948 composer: stock music - uncredited
When My Baby Smiles at Me 1948 musical director
Unfaithfully Yours 1948 musical director
The Snake Pit 1948 musical director - uncredited
Apartment for Peggy 1948 composer: additional music - uncredited
The Luck of the Irish 1948 composer: stock music - uncredited
That Lady in Ermine 1948 musical director
The Walls of Jericho 1948 conductor - uncredited
The Iron Curtain 1948 conductor
Fury at Furnace Creek 1948 musical director
Call Northside 777 1948 musical director - uncredited
Daisy Kenyon 1947 musical director
Forever Amber 1947 conductor
The Foxes of Harrow 1947 musical director
Mother Wore Tights 1947 musical director
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now 1947 musical director
Miracle on 34th Street 1947 musical director
Moss Rose 1947 musical director
The Homestretch 1947 musical director
The Late George Apley 1947 musical director
The Brasher Doubloon 1947 musical director
Boomerang! 1947 musical director
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim 1947 musical director
It's a Wonderful Life 1946 composer: stock music - uncredited
Margie 1946 musical director
My Darling Clementine 1946 musical director
Three Little Girls in Blue 1946 musical director
Centennial Summer 1946 musical director
Sentimental Journey 1946 composer: additional music - uncredited
Claudia and David 1946 composer: themes from _Claudia 1943 - qv, _, uncredited
Behind Green Lights 1946 composer: stock music - uncredited
13 Rue Madeleine 1946 musical director
Leave Her to Heaven 1945 musical director - uncredited
The Dolly Sisters 1945 musical director
The House on 92nd Street 1945 composer: additional music - uncredited
State Fair 1945 musical director
War Comes to America 1945 Documentary composer: stock music - uncredited
The Caribbean Mystery 1945 composer: additional music - uncredited
The All-Star Bond Rally 1945 Short music supervisor - uncredited
Diamond Horseshoe 1945 musical director
Thunderhead - Son of Flicka 1945 composer: additional music - uncredited
The Fighting Lady 1944 Documentary composer: additional music - uncredited / musical director
Sunday Dinner for a Soldier 1944 conductor - uncredited
Irish Eyes Are Smiling 1944 musical director
Wing and a Prayer 1944 composer: stock music - uncredited
Take It or Leave It 1944 composer: stock music - uncredited
Home in Indiana 1944 composer: stock music - uncredited
Sailor's Holiday 1944 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Purple Heart 1944 conductor - uncredited
The Sullivans 1944 composer: additional music - uncredited / musical director
The Lodger 1944 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Gang's All Here 1943 musical director
The Song of Bernadette 1943 conductor - uncredited
Happy Land 1943 composer: additional music - uncredited
Sweet Rosie O'Grady 1943 musical director
Heaven Can Wait 1943 musical director - uncredited
Coney Island 1943 composer: additional music - uncredited / musical director
Crash Dive 1943 composer: additional music - uncredited
Murder in Times Square 1943 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Moon Is Down 1943 musical director - uncredited
Hello Frisco, Hello 1943 composer: additional music - uncredited
Claudia 1943 conductor - uncredited
Immortal Sergeant 1943 composer: additional music - uncredited / musical director
Divide and Conquer 1943 Documentary composer: stock music - uncredited
Time to Kill 1942 composer: stock music - uncredited
China Girl 1942 musical director
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty 1942 musical director - uncredited
The Black Swan 1942 musical director - uncredited
Springtime in the Rockies 1942 musical director
Girl Trouble 1942 musical director - uncredited
Iceland 1942/I composer: additional music - uncredited
A Man's World 1942 composer: stock music - uncredited
Orchestra Wives 1942 musical director
Just Off Broadway 1942 composer: stock music - uncredited
Sabotage Squad 1942 composer: stock music - uncredited
Footlight Serenade 1942 composer: additional music - uncredited
The Pied Piper 1942 musical director - uncredited
Flight Lieutenant 1942 composer: stock music - uncredited
Ten Gentlemen from West Point 1942 musical director - uncredited
Prelude to War 1942 Documentary musical director - uncredited
This Above All 1942 musical director - uncredited
My Gal Sal 1942 musical director
To the Shores of Tripoli 1942 musical director - uncredited
Rings on Her Fingers 1942 composer: stock music - uncredited
Roxie Hart 1942 musical director - uncredited
Song of the Islands 1942 musical director
Joan of Paris 1942 composer: stock music - uncredited
I Wake Up Screaming 1941 composer: additional music - uncredited
Week-End in Havana 1941 musical director
Man at Large 1941 composer: stock music - uncredited
A Yank in the R.A.F. 1941 musical director
We Go Fast 1941 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Little Foxes 1941 conductor - uncredited
Moon Over Miami 1941 musical director
Blood and Sand 1941 musical director - uncredited
The Great American Broadcast 1941 composer: theme music - uncredited / musical director
That Night in Rio 1941 musical director
Dead Men Tell 1941 composer: stock music - uncredited
Tobacco Road 1941 composer: additional music - uncredited
Hudson's Bay 1941 musical director - uncredited
Charter Pilot 1940 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date 1940 composer: stock music - uncredited
Tin Pan Alley 1940 musical director
The Mark of Zorro 1940 musical director - uncredited
They Knew What They Wanted 1940 conductor - uncredited
Public Deb No. 1 1940 musical director
He Stayed for Breakfast 1940 composer: stock music - uncredited
Brigham Young 1940 musical director - uncredited
Young People 1940 musical director
Foreign Correspondent 1940 conductor - uncredited
Maryland 1940 musical director
Earthbound 1940 musical director - uncredited
Girl in 313 1940 composer: theme music - uncredited
Escape to Glory 1940 composer: stock music - uncredited
Lillian Russell 1940 musical director
Star Dust 1940 composer: additional music - uncredited
Blondie on a Budget 1940 composer: stock music - uncredited
Broadway Melody of 1940 1940 musical director
Vigil in the Night 1940 conductor - uncredited
Little Old New York 1940 musical director - uncredited
The Grapes of Wrath 1940 composer: cue "Leaving the Dustbowl" - uncredited / musical director
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939 conductor - uncredited / musical adaptation
Barricade 1939 musical director - uncredited
The Real Glory 1939 conductor - uncredited
The Star Maker 1939 musical director
Stanley and Livingstone 1939 composer: stock music - uncredited
They Shall Have Music 1939 composer: additional music - uncredited / musical director
Beau Geste 1939 conductor - uncredited
Pest from the West 1939 Short composer: stock music - uncredited
Charlie Chan in Reno 1939 composer: stock music - uncredited
Young Mr. Lincoln 1939 conductor - uncredited
The Gorilla 1939 composer: stock music - uncredited
Only Angels Have Wings 1939 composer: stock music - uncredited
Chasing Danger 1939 composer: stock music - uncredited
Wuthering Heights 1939 conductor - uncredited
Made for Each Other 1939 composer: stock music - uncredited
Jesse James 1939 composer: stock music - uncredited
Trade Winds 1938 musical director
Blondie 1938 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Cowboy and the Lady 1938 musical director

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Prisoner of Zenda 1937
Dead End 1937 uncredited
Stella Dallas 1937 uncredited
Wee Willie Winkie 1937 music score
Slave Ship 1937
Woman Chases Man 1937 uncredited
History Is Made at Night 1937 uncredited
When You're in Love 1937 uncredited
You Only Live Once 1937 uncredited
Beloved Enemy 1936 uncredited
Come and Get It 1936 uncredited
The Gay Desperado 1936 uncredited
Ramona 1936
Dodsworth 1936 uncredited
Dancing Pirate 1936 uncredited
One Rainy Afternoon 1936 uncredited
These Three 1936 uncredited
Strike Me Pink 1936 uncredited
Splendor 1935
The Melody Lingers On 1935
Barbary Coast 1935 uncredited
Red Salute 1935 uncredited
The Dark Angel 1935 uncredited
Call of the Wild 1935 uncredited
Cardinal Richelieu 1935 uncredited
Les Misérables 1935 uncredited
The Wedding Night 1935 uncredited
Folies Bergère de Paris 1935 uncredited
Clive of India 1935 musical score
The Mighty Barnum 1934
Kid Millions 1934 uncredited
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round 1934 uncredited
We Live Again 1934 uncredited
The Affairs of Cellini 1934
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back 1934
The Count of Monte Cristo 1934 uncredited
Our Daily Bread 1934 the music
The Cat's-Paw 1934 uncredited
Born to Be Bad 1934 uncredited
The Last Gentleman 1934
Looking for Trouble 1934 uncredited
The House of Rothschild 1934 musical score by
Nana 1934
Gallant Lady 1933 uncredited
Advice to the Lovelorn 1933 uncredited
Roman Scandals 1933
Blood Money 1933 uncredited
Broadway Thru a Keyhole 1933 uncredited
The Bowery 1933 uncredited
The Masquerader 1933 uncredited
I Cover the Waterfront 1933 uncredited
Secrets 1933
Hallelujah I'm a Bum 1933 uncredited
Cynara 1932 uncredited
Flesh 1932 uncredited
The Kid from Spain 1932 uncredited
Rain 1932 musical score
Mr. Robinson Crusoe 1932
Movie Crazy 1932 uncredited
Night World 1932
Sky Devils 1932 uncredited
The Greeks Had a Word for Them 1932
Cock of the Air 1932
Tonight or Never 1931 uncredited
Arrowsmith 1931 musical score by
Corsair 1931
Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks 1931 Documentary uncredited
The Unholy Garden 1931 uncredited
The Age for Love 1931 uncredited
Palmy Days 1931 uncredited
Street Scene 1931 uncredited
Kiki 1931 uncredited
The Devil to Pay! 1930 uncredited
He Walks in Beauty: The George Stevens Production 'The Greatest Story Ever Told' 2001 Video documentary short
Airport 1970 music composed by
Firecreek 1968
Camelot 1967 uncredited
Nevada Smith 1966
The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965
How the West Was Won 1962
The Counterfeit Traitor 1962
State Fair 1962 uncredited
Flower Drum Song 1961 uncredited
The Pleasure of His Company 1961
The Best of Everything 1959
The Diary of Anne Frank 1959
A Certain Smile 1958
The Bravados 1958 uncredited
South Pacific 1958 uncredited
The Gift of Love 1958
Anastasia 1956
Bus Stop 1956
The King and I 1956 uncredited
Carousel 1956 uncredited
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing 1955
The Seven Year Itch 1955
Daddy Long Legs 1955 uncredited
A Man Called Peter 1955
There's No Business Like Show Business 1954 uncredited
The Egyptian 1954
Hell and High Water 1954
The Robe 1953
The President's Lady 1953
Call Me Madam 1953 uncredited
Tonight We Sing 1953 uncredited
Stars and Stripes Forever 1952 uncredited
The Prisoner of Zenda 1952
O. Henry's Full House 1952
What Price Glory 1952
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie 1952
With a Song in My Heart 1952
The Guest 1951 Short
Elopement 1951 uncredited
Golden Girl 1951 uncredited
David and Bathsheba 1951
Take Care of My Little Girl 1951
On the Riviera 1951 uncredited
Fourteen Hours 1951
For Heaven's Sake 1950
All About Eve 1950
No Way Out 1950
Panic in the Streets 1950
The Gunfighter 1950
The Big Lift 1950
Cheaper by the Dozen 1950 uncredited
When Willie Comes Marching Home 1950
Twelve O'Clock High 1949
Prince of Foxes 1949
Pinky 1949
Thieves' Highway 1949
You're My Everything 1949 uncredited
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College 1949
Mother Is a Freshman 1949
Down to the Sea in Ships 1949
A Letter to Three Wives 1949
Chicken Every Sunday 1949
Yellow Sky 1948
Road House 1948 uncredited
The Snake Pit 1948
Cry of the City 1948
That Lady in Ermine 1948
The Walls of Jericho 1948
Deep Waters 1948 uncredited
Give My Regards to Broadway 1948 uncredited
Sitting Pretty 1948
Call Northside 777 1948
Captain from Castile 1947
Gentleman's Agreement 1947
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now 1947 uncredited
The Razor's Edge 1946
Margie 1946
Centennial Summer 1946 uncredited
Dragonwyck 1946
Leave Her to Heaven 1945
The Dolly Sisters 1945 uncredited
State Fair 1945 uncredited
A Bell for Adano 1945
A Royal Scandal 1945
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1945
The Keys of the Kingdom 1944
Sunday Dinner for a Soldier 1944
Irish Eyes Are Smiling 1944 uncredited
Wilson 1944
The Purple Heart 1944
Know Your Ally: Britain 1944 Short uncredited
December 7th: The Movie 1943
The Gang's All Here 1943 uncredited
The Song of Bernadette 1943
Heaven Can Wait 1943
My Friend Flicka 1943
The Moon Is Down 1943
Claudia 1943
At the Front in North Africa with the U.S. Army 1943 Documentary short uncredited
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty 1942
The Black Swan 1942
It's Everybody's War 1942 Short
Springtime in the Rockies 1942 uncredited
Girl Trouble 1942
The Battle of Midway 1942 Short documentary
Orchestra Wives 1942 uncredited
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe 1942 uncredited
The Pied Piper 1942
Ten Gentlemen from West Point 1942
Prelude to War 1942 Documentary uncredited
This Above All 1942
To the Shores of Tripoli 1942
Secret Agent of Japan 1942 uncredited
Roxie Hart 1942
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake 1942
Ball of Fire 1941
Remember the Day 1941
Rise and Shine 1941 uncredited
How Green Was My Valley 1941
Week-End in Havana 1941 uncredited
A Yank in the R.A.F. 1941 uncredited
Belle Starr 1941
Wild Geese Calling 1941
Charley's Aunt 1941
Moon Over Miami 1941 uncredited
Man Hunt 1941
Blood and Sand 1941
That Night in Rio 1941 uncredited
Hudson's Bay 1941
Tin Pan Alley 1940 uncredited
The Mark of Zorro 1940
They Knew What They Wanted 1940
The Westerner 1940 uncredited
Public Deb No. 1 1940 uncredited
Brigham Young 1940
Foreign Correspondent 1940
Maryland 1940 uncredited
Earthbound 1940
Lillian Russell 1940 uncredited
Vigil in the Night 1940
Little Old New York 1940
The Grapes of Wrath 1940 uncredited
The Blue Bird 1940
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939 original composition by
Drums Along the Mohawk 1939
The Real Glory 1939
The Rains Came 1939
The Star Maker 1939 uncredited
Beau Geste 1939
Young Mr. Lincoln 1939
Wuthering Heights 1939
Gunga Din 1939
Trade Winds 1938 uncredited
The Cowboy and the Lady 1938 uncredited
52nd Street 1937 uncredited
The Hurricane 1937 uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Café Society 2016 writer: "Street Scene Sentimental Rhapsody"
Silver Linings Playbook 2012 writer: "The Moon of Manakoora"
Dzi Croquettes 2009 Documentary performer: "20th Century Fox Fanfare" / writer: "20th Century Fox Fanfare"
Les herbes folles 2009 writer: "20th Century Fox Fanfare"
Fanboys 2009 performer: "Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare" / writer: "Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare"
The Edge of Love 2008 writer: "Blue Tahitian Moon" - as Newman
Constantine's Sword 2007 Documentary writer: "The Crucifixion"
September Clues 2007 Documentary writer: "20th Century Fox Fanfare" - uncredited
V for Vendetta 2005 writer: "The Duel", "Love Theme and End TItle"
In Her Shoes 2005 writer: "The Best of Everything" 1959
Saved! 2004 performer: "Triumph of the Spirit" 1965 / writer: "Triumph of the Spirit" 1965
In America 2002 writer: "Red River Valley"
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults 1997 TV Movie documentary music: "20th Century-Fox Fanfare" - uncredited
Picture Perfect 1997 writer: "Anastasia"
Inventing the Abbotts 1997 writer: "Anastasia"
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years 1997 TV Movie documentary writer: "2oth Century Fox Fanfare"
The Neon Bible 1995 music: "Selznick Trademark"
The Dressmaker 1988 music: "Excerpts" - uncredited
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind 1988 TV Movie documentary writer: "Selznick International Theme" 1937 - uncredited
Romancing the Stone 1984 music: "Main Title" - uncredited
Three's Company 1982 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roseland 1977 "The Moon of Manakoora"
How the West Was Won 1962 lyrics: "Come Share My Life" 1962 - uncredited / music: "How the West Was Won" 1962, "Nine Hundred Miles from Home" 1962 uncredited, "Come Share My Life" 1962 uncredited, "On The Banks of Sacramento" 1962 uncredited, "First Kiss" uncredited, "A Railroader's Bride I'll Be" uncredited, "No Goodbye" uncredited, "Shenandoah" uncredited, "Home in the Meadow" uncredited, "Miss Bailey's Ghost" uncredited
The Counterfeit Traitor 1962 music: "Marianna"
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 music: "Main Theme" 1939 - uncredited
The Pleasure of His Company 1961 music: "The Pleasure of His Company"
Return to Peyton Place 1961 "The Best of Everything"
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 1960 TV Special writer: "The Best of Everything"
Startime 1960 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Best of Everything 1959 music: "The Best of Everything"
The King and I 1956 performer: "The March of the Siamese Children" 1951 - uncredited
Carousel 1956 performer: "The Carousel Waltz" 1945, "Louise's Ballet" 1945 - uncredited
Désirée 1954 writer: "Désirée: Main Title", "Désirée Waltz"
How to Marry a Millionaire 1953 performer: "The Twentieth Century-Fox Symphony Orchestra's 'Street Scene'", "New York" 1953 uncredited / writer: "The Twentieth Century-Fox Symphony Orchestra's 'Street Scene'"
Stars and Stripes Forever 1952 music: "When It's Springtime in New York", "I'm Afraid" - uncredited
Night Without Sleep 1952 music: "Too Late for Spring", "Look at Me"
The Snows of Kilimanjaro 1952 music: "Blue Mountain" - uncredited
With a Song in My Heart 1952 writer: "THE RIGHT KIND", "MONTPARNASSE"
As Young as You Feel 1951 music: "Consolidated March", "The Cedars Waltz" - uncredited
Half Angel 1951 music: "My Castle in the Sand"
All About Eve 1950 arranger: "Beau Soir" ca 1883 - uncredited
The Black Rose 1950 music: "Andrea Orsini", "Cesare Borgia" - uncredited
Where the Sidewalk Ends 1950 music: "Street Scene" - uncredited
Under My Skin 1950 music: "Stranger in the Night", "Viendras Tu Ce Soir"
Dancing in the Dark 1949 music: "20th Century-Fox Fanfare" - uncredited
Everybody Does It 1949 music: "Adored One" - uncredited
My Friend Irma 1949 music: "Street Scene" - uncredited
Come to the Stable 1949 music: "Through a Long and Sleepless Night"
House of Strangers 1949 music: "Finale" - uncredited
You're My Everything 1949 music: "The White Magnolia Tree" - uncredited
Mother Is a Freshman 1949 music: "Moontide" - uncredited
Down to the Sea in Ships 1949 arranger: "Song of the Fishes", "The Rio Grande", "On the Plains of Mexico", "A-Roving", "Shenandoah" - uncredited
Cry of the City 1948 music: "Street Scene" - uncredited
Kiss of Death 1947 music: "Street Scene" - uncredited
The Dark Corner 1946 music: "Street Scene" - uncredited
Dragonwyck 1946 writer: "CREOLE LULLABY" - uncredited
The Sullivans 1944 arranger: "Bridal Chorus" - uncredited / music: "Young Love" - uncredited
The Black Swan 1942 lyrics: "Heave Ho" - uncredited / music: "Heave Ho" - uncredited
Moontide 1942 writer: "Moontide" - uncredited
I Wake Up Screaming 1941 music: "Street Scene" - uncredited
Moon Over Her Shoulder 1941 music: "The Girl with the Sugar Brown Hair"
Dance Hall 1941 music: "The Giant Swing" - uncredited
Citizen Kane 1941 music: "Theme" - uncredited
Lillian Russell 1940 lyrics: "Back in the Days of Old Broadway" 1940 - uncredited / music: "Adored One" 1940, "Back in the Days of Old Broadway" 1940 uncredited
Johnny Apollo 1940 music: "Your Kiss" 1940 - uncredited
Gone with the Wind 1939 writer: "Selznick International Theme" 1937 - uncredited
They Shall Have Music 1939 performer: "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28" 1863 - uncredited
The Hurricane 1937 music: "Moon of Manakoora" 1937 - uncredited
Wee Willie Winkie 1937 arranger: "Auld Lang Syne" 1788, "Wha Wanda Fecht for Charlie" - uncredited / music: "Auld Lang Syne" 1788, "Wha Wanda Fecht for Charlie" - uncredited
Slave Ship 1937 arranger: "McLeod's Reel" - uncredited / music: "Hades" 1937 - uncredited
Dodsworth 1936 arranger: "Auld Lang Syne" 1788, "Valse" - uncredited
Let 'em Have It 1935 music: "Trouble Shooter Blues" - uncredited
Kid Millions 1934 music: "Ice Cream Fantasy" 1934 - uncredited
The House of Rothschild 1934 arranger: "La Marseillaise" 1792, "German National Anthem Das Lied der Deutschen" 1797, "Eili Eili", "Freiheit die ich meine", "The British Grenadiers", "See the Conquering Hero Comes", "He's a Fine Old English Gentleman", "God Save the King!" 1744 - uncredited
Letting in the Sunshine 1933 writer: "Who Am I?"
Cock of the Air 1932 music: "Puppets on Parade", "Love Me", "You Would If You Could"
The Age for Love 1931 music: "I'm Chuck Full of Kisses" / writer: "Just Another Night"
Palmy Days 1931 music: "Dunk Dunk Dunk" 1931 - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The CinemaScope Parade 1954 Joseph Haydn
How to Marry a Millionaire 1953 Orchestra Conductor in Prologue (uncredited)
They Shall Have Music 1939 Musical Director
The Goldwyn Follies 1938 Musical Director (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary acknowledgement: the special style and content of the musical sequences were created by

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Miracle of Stereophonic Sound 1954 Short documentary Himself - Conductor of the Twentieth Century-Fox Symphony Orchesta
Polovetzian Dances from Prince Igor 1954 Short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Score: A Film Music Documentary 2016 Documentary Himself
Great Performances 1995 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1968 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment Camelot (1967) · Ken Darby
1957 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture The King and I (1956) · Ken Darby
1956 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
1954 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Call Me Madam (1953)
1953 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture With a Song in My Heart (1952)
1948 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Mother Wore Tights (1947)
1944 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture The Song of Bernadette (1943)
1941 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Score Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1971 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score Airport (1970)
1971 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special Airport (1970)
1971 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Score Airport (1970)
1966 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Score - Substantially Original The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
1964 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Score - Substantially Original How the West Was Won (1962) · Ken Darby
1962 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast from Motion Picture or Television Flower Drum Song (1961)
1962 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Flower Drum Song (1961) · Ken Darby
1960 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song The Best of Everything (1959) · Sammy Cahn
1960 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
1959 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Soundtrack Album, Dramatic Picture Score or Original Cast South Pacific (1958)
1959 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture South Pacific (1958) · Ken Darby
1957 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Anastasia (1956)
1956 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Daddy Long Legs (1955)
1952 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture David and Bathsheba (1951)
1952 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture On the Riviera (1951)
1951 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture All About Eve (1950)
1950 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Come to the Stable (1949) · Mack Gordon
1949 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture The Snake Pit (1948)
1949 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)
1948 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Captain from Castile (1947)
1947 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Centennial Summer (1946)
1946 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)
1946 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture State Fair (1945) · Charles Henderson
1945 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Wilson (1944)
1945 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944)
1944 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Coney Island (1943)
1943 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture The Black Swan (1942)
1943 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture My Gal Sal (1942)
1942 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture Ball of Fire (1941)
1942 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture How Green Was My Valley (1941)
1941 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Score The Mark of Zorro (1940)
1940 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
1940 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring They Shall Have Music (1939)
1940 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Score The Rains Came (1939)
1940 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Score Wuthering Heights (1939)
1939 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring The Goldwyn Follies (1938)
1939 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Score The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
1938 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Score The Hurricane (1937)
1938 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Score The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Score The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1971 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Best Composer Airport (1970)
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Musical Score


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