Lionel Newman
Date of Birth
Jan 04, 1916
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, CA

Biography

While still a teenager, Connecticut-born musician Lionel Newman secured a conductor's job with the Los Angeles-based Earl Carroll's Vanities. For several years thereafter, he was the accompanist for Mae West. Hired as rehearsal pianist at 20th Century Fox in 1943, Newman spent the next four decades at that studio, working in such capacities as conductor, composer, arranger, and musical supervisor....