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Randall Stuart Newman Wiki Biography
Randall Stuart Newman was born on the 28th November 1943, in Los Angeles, California, USA of Jewish ancestry, and is a composer, arranger, singer and pianist, being mostly known as a film score composer. He is the winner of two Oscars for the Best Original Score and Song, although he’s been nominated in the above mentioned categories over twenty times. Randy is also the winner of six Grammy Awards, three Emmy Awards as well as others. He is an inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Randy Newman has been active in the music industry since 1961.
How rich is the composer? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the outright size of Randy Newman’s net worth is as much as $50 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Music and song writing are the main sources of Newman’s wealth.
Randy Newman Net Worth $50 Million
To begin with, Newman was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a graduate from University of California, Los Angeles.
Concerning his professional career, Newman began writing songs at the age of 17; then, he signed a contract as a singer with the company Reprise Records. He was a member (for a short period of time) of the band The Tikis, which was renamed Harpers Bizarre. In this group, Newman offered some of his compositions such as “Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear” and “Happyland”. His solo self-titled debut album entered the Billboard Top 200 in 1968. Moreover, many artists like Alan Price, Judy Collins, The Everly Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Pat Boone and Peggy Lee performed his songs. In 1970, Harry Nilsson recorded an album of Newman compositions called “Nilsson Sings Newman”. That album was a success, and paved the way for the next album of Newman entitled “12 Songs” (1970), acclaimed by critics, but the themes of his songs (racism, sexism, violence and other problems of society) did not bring the album great commercial success. In 1972, he released his album “Sail Away”, which also entered the Billboard Top 200. In later years he produced albums like “Good Old Boys” (1974), which peaked in the 36th position on the Billboard Top 200, and subsequently eight more studio albums including “Little Criminals” (1977) with appeared in 9th position on Billboard, and “The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2” (2011) which contained old songs and others.
Newman’s work as a film composer began in 1971, when he composed the music for the film of Norman Lear – “Cold Turkey”. He returned to work for the cinema in 1981 when he composed the music for the film “Ragtime”, for which he was nominated for two Academy Awards. Then, he was again nominated by the Academy for his song “There Is A Friend In Me” for the film “Toy Story” (1995). After 15 nominations for Academy Awards he won the award for the Best Song “If I Did Not Have You” piece for the film “Monsters, Inc.” (2001). In 2011, he won his second Oscar for “We Belong Together” theme composed for “Toy Story 3”. To conclude, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the total size of Randy Newman net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the composer, Newman has married twice. His first wife was Roswitha Schmale (1967 – 1985) with whom he has three children. Since 1990, he has been married to Gretchen Preece, and they have two children.
|Full Name||Randy Newman|
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Date Of Birth||November 28, 1943|
|Place Of Birth||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Profession||Singer-songwriter, composer, pianist, producer|
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Spouse||Roswitha Schmale (1967 – 1985), Gretchen Preece (m. 1990-)|
|Parents||Irving George Newman, Adele Fox, You’ve Got a Friend in Me, Short People, I Love L.A.|
|Awards||Academy Awards – Best Original Song, Grammy Awards – Best Score Soundtrack Album, Best Song Written for a Motion Picture,Television or Other Visual Media,Primetime Emmy Awards, Annie Awards,Online Film Critics Society Award,Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award, Los Angeles Film, Chicago Film Cri…|
|Record Labels||Reprise Records|
|Albums||“Toy Story 3”, Toy Story 2, “Monsters, Inc.”, “Ragtime”, Seabiscuit”, “Nilsson Sings Newman” (1970),“Sail Away” (1972), “Good Old Boys” (1974), “Little Criminals” (1977)|
|Music Groups||The Tikis “Harpers Bizarre”|
|Nominations||Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame|
|Movies||“Cold Turkey” (1971), “Ragtime”, “Toy Story” (1995), “Monsters, Inc.” (2001), “Toy Story 3”|
|1||Frequent composer for Pixar films (Toy Story (1995), A Bug’s Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Cars (2006), Toy Story 3 (2010), Monsters University (2013))|
|2||Distinctive baritone voice|
|3||Use of melodious piano tunes (e.g. Monsters, Inc. (2001), Forrest Gump (1994))|
|1||Thank God for the potholes on memory lane.|
|2||[on the underestimated value of compact discs and record stores, eclipsed by MP3’s and the Internet] Did you ever try to autograph an I-Pod? I tried, once… which, for me, was plenty.|
|3||[on the Bush administration] The US and the world just didn’t deserve these people. They’re a good deal worse. They don’t even know the rules.|
|4||My music has a high irritation factor. I’ve always tried to say something. Eccentric lyrics about eccentric people. Often it was a joke. But I would plead guilty on the grounds that I prefer eccentricity to the bland.|
|1||He endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012, and wrote a satirical song about voting for white candidates.|
|2||Inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame (2002) and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (2011).|
|3||ABC-TV’s promo jingle “You’ll Love It!” used during the 1985-1986 season, was derived from his song “I Love L.A.”.|
|4||He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 2, 2010.|
|5||His song “I Love L.A.” is played by the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium after every home game victory. It was also played after the Dodgers lost in the final 2004 Playoff game against the Saint Louis Cardinals, prompting many of the Dodger fans who remained in the park to sing along while a year’s worth of highlights were shown.|
|6||Mentioned in the song “Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me” by Reunion.|
|7||As a teenager, he was invited by a girl to a country club cotillion, but was subsequently asked not to come by the girl’s father, who told him that no Jews were allowed. After hanging up the phone, Newman had to go and ask his father what a Jew was.|
|8||Beside being a composer of film music and pop/rock songs, Newman is also is a singer and piano player. Many popular musicians made his songs more famous by doing their own versions: Joe Cocker sang “Guilty”, Tom Jones sang “You Can Leave Your Hat On”, Three Dog Night covered “Mama Told Me Not to Come”, etc.|
|9||In March 2002, Newman finally won his first Academy Award for writing the Best Song in Monsters, Inc. (2001). In his acceptance speech, he thanked the music branch of the academy for giving him all those chances “to be humiliated”.|
|10||On February 12, 2002, he broke the all-time record for most Oscar nominations without any wins (the previous record was 15; Newman got two nominations for Monsters, Inc. (2001) and succeeded to 16). (This record has been surpassed. As of March 2011, sound re-recording mixer Kevin O’Connell has 20 nominations but not a single Oscar.).|
|11||Was born in Los Angeles, California. A week after his birth, Randy’s family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana (his mother’s hometown). At age 11, he moved with his family back to Los Angeles.|
|12||Suffered from Epstein-Barr Syndrome 1987-1989.|
|13||Cousins of Thomas Newman, Joey Newman, Maria Newman, David Newman and Tim Newman.|
|14||Nephew of composers Alfred Newman, Emil Newman and Lionel Newman.|
|15||Attended the University of California, Los Angeles, but dropped out.|
|16||Attended and graduated from University High School in Los Angeles, California.|
|17||Began his career writing pop songs.|