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Randy Newman is an American singer, musician and songwriter known for such songs as "Short People," "I Love L.A." and "Mama Told Me Not to Come."
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Newman also garnered Academy Award nominations for his work on Parenthood (1989), Avalon (1990), The Paper (1994), James and the Giant Peach (1996) and several other films. He finally won an Oscar for his song "If I Didn't Have You," from the 2001 animated tale Monsters, Inc.
Continuing to thrive in film, Newman won his second Oscar for the song "We Belong Together," from Toy Story 3 (2010). He has also had success on the small screen,
winning three Emmy Awards; two of these honors came from his work on the popular detective series Monk.
Married twice, Newman has three children from his first marriage to Roswitha Schmale. He is currently married to Gretchen Preece; the couple has two children together.
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