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Newman, Alfredlocked

(17 March 1901–17 February 1970)
  • Ellis Nassour

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Newman, Alfred (17 March 1901–17 February 1970), conductor and film composer, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Michael Nemirovsky (later Newman), a Russian immigrant and struggling produce dealer, and Luba Koskoff, a cantor’s daughter who instilled a love for piano in young Alfred. By age eight Newman had become a gifted pianist and soon was performing classical repertory. At age ten, thanks to society matron ...

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