Ned Washington (August 15, 1901 – December 20, 1976) was an American lyricist.
Washington was nominated for eleven Academy Awards from 1940 to 1962. He won the Best Original Music award twice: in 1940 for "When You Wish upon a Star" in Pinocchio and in 1952 for "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')" in High Noon.
Some of Washington's most famous songs include:
- "Baby Mine" (music by Frank Churchill, 1941)
- "Town Without Pity" (music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1961)
- "Rawhide" (music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1958)
- "Wild Is the Wind" (music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1956)
- "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1956)
- "The 3:10 to Yuma" (music by George Duning, 1957)
- "The High and the Mighty" (music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1954) (Deleted from the final "cut", but nominated anyway; also deleted from the recent "restoration" by Batjac)
- "My Foolish Heart" (music by Victor Young, 1950)
- "Green Dolphin Street" (music by Bronislau Kaper, 1947)
- "Stella by Starlight" (music by Victor Young), 1944) Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald on her Verve album Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!.
- "The Nearness of You" (with Hoagy Carmichael, 1938)
- "Smoke Rings" (music by H. Eugene Gifford - see Gene Gifford, 1932)
- "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" (music by George Bassman, 1932)
- "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You" (music by Victor Young, 1932) Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald on her Pablo release Digital III at Montreux.
- "Singin' in the Bathtub" (with Herb Magidson; music by Michael H. Cleary, 1929)
Ned Washington is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His grave is located in Culver City's Holy Cross Cemetery.