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David Newman

David Newman has written the music for more than 100 motion pictures. Nominated for an Academy Award for his score for Anastasia, Newman has composed music for such films as Ice Age, Heathers, How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days, Other People's Money, Galaxy Quest, The Freshman, Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat, Daddy Day Care, The Nutty Professor, Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Life or Something Like It, The Affair of the Necklace, Dr. Doolittle 2, Honeymoon in Vegas, Are We There Yet? and most recently, Monster-In-Law.

Newman has enjoyed a longstanding working relationship with director Danny DeVito, having scored the films The War of the Roses, Hoffa, Death to Smoochy, Duplex, Matilda and Throw Momma From the Train.

Newman is the son of legendary composer Alfred Newman, brother of composer Thomas Newman and cousin of Randy Newman. He most recently conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a series of concerts where he performed music from classic films about Los Angeles. Additionally, his classical-music composition Songs of My Father, based on his father's themes, was commissioned and performed this year by the Indianapolis Symphony.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

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