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February 26, 1988|John Voland | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Veteran film composer Lionel Newman will head up MGM/UA Communications' music department with a title of senior vice president, music, it was announced Thursday. Newman spent 45 years at 20th Century Fox, where he rose to become senior vice president of the music department before retiring, temporarily, in 1987. The father of pop singer/songwriter Randy Newman, he wrote, supervised and conducted the scores for more than 200 films. He was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning a best musical adaptation Oscar in 1969 for "Hello Dolly."

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Saturday February 27, 1988 Home Edition Calendar Part 6 Page 3 Column 2 Entertainment Desk 1 inches; 21 words Type of Material: Correction
Film composer Lionel Newman is singer-composer Randy Newman's uncle. He was mistakenly identified as his father in a news item in Friday's Calendar.

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