|Born||August 15, 1901|
|Origin||Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Died||December 20, 1976
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
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 songs include:
- "Town Without Pity" (music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1961), sung in the movie by Gene Pitney
- "Rawhide" (music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1958), sung in the T.V. show by Frankie Laine
- "Wild Is the Wind" (music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1956) sung in the movie by Johnny Mathis
- "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (music by Dimitri Tiomkin, 1956), sung in the movie by Frankie Laine
- "The 3:10 to Yuma" (music by George Duning, 1957), sung in the movie by Frankie Laine
- "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)
- Lyrics from the musical numbers in the film Let's Do It Again, 1953.
- "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!.
- "Baby Mine" for Dumbo (music by Frank Churchill, 1941)
- "When You Wish upon a Star" for Pinocchio (music by Leigh Harline, 1940), sung in the movie by the character Jiminy Cricket, voice by Cliff Edwards, also known as "Ukulele Ike"
- "The Nearness of You" (with Hoagy Carmichael, 1938)
- "Smoke Rings" (music by H. Eugene 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 at the Internet Movie Database
- Do Not Forsake Me: The Ballad of High Noon and the Rise of the Movie Theme Song (Senses of Cinema)
- High Noon: Score and Song
- Ned Washington at the Songwriters Hall of Fame
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