Randy Newman

Newman in 2012 Randall Stuart Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant (and often satirical) pop songs and film scores.

Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. His film scores include ''Ragtime'', ''Awakenings'', ''The Natural'', ''Leatherheads'', ''''Pleasantville'''', ''Meet the Parents'', ''Cold Turkey'' and ''Seabiscuit''. He has scored nine Disney-Pixar animated films: ''Toy Story''; ''A Bug's Life''; ''Toy Story 2''; ''Monsters, Inc.''; ''Cars''; ''Toy Story 3''; ''Monsters University''; ''Cars 3''; ''Toy Story 4'' and Disney's ''The Princess and the Frog'' and ''James and the Giant Peach.''

Newman has received twenty Academy Award nominations in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories and has won twice in the latter category, contributing to the Newmans being the most nominated Academy Award extended family, with a collective 92 nominations in various music categories. He has also won three Emmys, seven Grammy Awards and the Governor's Award from the Recording Academy.

Newman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 for classics such as "Short People", and as a Disney Legend in 2007. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2013. Provided by Wikipedia
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