Newman, Randy

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Name
Newman, Randy Gender: M
Randall Stuart Newman
born on 28 November 1943 at 20:02 (= 8:02 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PWT h7w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wilsons
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 06°01' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°27 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 10°12'



Randy Newman
photo: Masahiro Sumori, license gfdl

Biography

American songwriter, singer, pianist and conductor who introduced "salon rock" in the late 1960s and recorded his first song at 17. He writes strange, bitter lyrics set to sweet melodies. His song "Short People" was a parody about prejudice, but many people missed the irony of "Short people got no reason to live," and he was sent hate-mail for 20 years about the loony lyrics. Many of his LP's went gold. His film scores include his compositions for, "Toy Story," and, "Michael." He was nominated for three Oscars in 1999 for his scores in "Pleasantville," 1998 and "A Bug's Life," 1998, as well as the song "That'll Do" from "Babe: Pig in the City," 1998; Newman went home Oscar less. He did, however, in 1999, release "Bad Love," his first pop album in 11 years.

He was married from 1967 to 1985 and had three sons. He is known as a surly, charming, funny, irascible, quiet guy who reads a lot and has a high IQ. As a kid, he had four or five operations to correct crossed eyes, but the problem was never fully fixed. Newman had a five-year hiatus 1983-88 with the Epstein-Barr virus. His album "Land of Dreams," 1988, again demonstrates his wit, imagination and songwriting talents.

On 3/24/2002, Newman finally copped an Oscar on his 16th nomination, for "If I Didn't Have You."

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 1967 (18 years)
  • Health : Chronic illness 1983 (Epstein-Barr Syndrome)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1999 ("Bad Love," first pop album in 11 years)
  • Work : Prize 24 March 2002 (Academy Award for best song)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from the Wilsons

Categories

  • Traits : Mind : I.Q. high/ Mensa level (Mensa level)
  • Traits : Personality : Gracious/ sociable
  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Strabismus)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Four eye surgeries)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Piano)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Nominated X3)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection

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