LOS ANGELES — Movie composer Randy Newman was honored with a star on Hollywood's "Walk of Fame" Wednesday, the latest milestone of a glittering career which has included an Oscar, five Grammys and two Emmys.
Newman, 66, was on hand for a morning ceremony at Hollywood Boulevard attended by a crowd of wellwishers which included Monty Python funnyman Eric Idle and Pixar studio chief John Lasseter.
It was the 2,411th star to be set into the sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard and comes just over a fortnight before the US release of another film Newman has provided music for, "Toy Story 3."
Newman received best original song Oscar nominations for each of the first two "Toy Story" films, a best original score nomination for the first "Toy Story" and a Grammy Award for "Toy Story 2's" "When She Loved Me."
Before winning a best original song Oscar in 2002 for "If I Didn't Have You" from "Monsters, Inc.," Newman had been nominated for an Academy Award 16 times only to come away empty-handed.
Newman won a Grammy for "If I Didn't Have You." Other Grammys came for the song "Our Town" from "Cars"; "A Bug's Life" and "The Natural."
Newman's other film scores include "Parenthood," "Seabiscuit," comedy "Meet the Parents" and its sequel, "Meet the Fockers."
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