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Ned Washington (August 15, 1901 – December 20, 1976) was an American lyricist.

Biography

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.

Washington had his roots in vaudeville as a master of ceremonies. Having joined ASCAP in 1930, he started his songwriting career with Earl Carroll's Vanities on Broadway in the late 1920s. In 1934, he was signed by MGM and relocated to Hollywood, eventually writing full scores for feature films. During the 40s, he worked for a number of studios, including Paramount, Warner Brothers, Disney and Republic. During these tenures, he collaborated with many of the great composers of the era, including Hoagy Carmichael, Victor Young, Max Steiner and Dimitri Tiomkin.

Songs

Some of Washington's songwriting credits include:

Ned Washington is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His grave is located in Culver City's Holy Cross Cemetery.

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