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Randy Newman reflects on how his Uncle Al, who scored films for Fox, influenced his love for music.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/family_business_20010302

At age 5, long before he began writing satirical pop songs and Oscar-nominated film soundtracks, Randy Newman trekked down to the sound stage at 20th Century Fox to watch his Uncle Al conduct the studio orchestra. Uncle Alfred was only 5-feet-4, but the Newman family patriarch seemed larger than life as he conducted his intensely dramatic score from "All About Eve."

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