Birth Name: Thomas Montgomery Newman
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 20, 1955
*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – Scottish, English
Thomas Newman is an American composer. He is known for his many film scores.
Thomas is the son of Martha Louise (Montgomery), from Mississippi, and Alfred Newman, from Connecticut. His father was a prominent composer, in films. His brother, David Newman, sister, Maria Newman, uncles, Lionel Newman and Emil Newman, cousin, Randy Newman, and first cousin, once removed, Joey Newman, are/were all prominent composers and musicians, many of them working in film. Another first cousin, once removed, is film and television producer Eric Newman.
Thomas is married to Ann Marie, with whom he has three children.
Thomas’ paternal grandfather was Michael Nemorofsky/Newman (the son of Michael Nemorofsky and Luba Garofsky). Thomas’ grandfather Michael was a Jewish emigrant, who was born in Yelets, Gorod Yelets, Lipetsk Oblast, Russia.
Thomas’ paternal grandmother was Luba Koskoff/Kosakoff (the daughter of Yale Lewis Koskoff and Rossa Shapiro). Luba was a Jewish emigrant, who was born in Elisavetgrad, Russia. Rossa was the daughter of Sarah Kosinski.
Thomas’ maternal grandfather was named William Robert “Billy B.”/”B. B.” Montgomery. William was born in Tennessee.
Thomas’ maternal grandmother was named Marie/Mary Louise (Moss) Montgomery (the daughter of Dr. Thomas Rhodam/Rhodum Moss and Mary Louise “Lula” Parker). Thomas’ grandmother Louise was born in Tennessee, where she was raised in Dyersburg. She was a prominent poet, who was Poet Laureate of Mississippi. Thomas’ great-grandfather Thomas was the son of The Rev. John Hartwell Moss.
Sources: Genealogy of Thomas Newman – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Thomas’ mother – https://www.latimes.com
Thomas’ maternal grandparents, William Robert “Billy B.”/”B. B.” Montgomery and Marie/Mary Louise (Moss) Montgomery, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Thomas’ maternal grandmother, Marie/Mary Louise Moss, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death records of Thomas’ maternal great-grandparents, Dr. Thomas Rhodam/Rhodum Moss and Mary Louise “Lula” Parker – https://www.findagrave.com