George Anthony Newley (born on September 24, 1931 in the london Borough of hackney; died on April 14, 1999) was an English actor, singer and songwriter. A graduate of the Italia Conti Academy stage school, his first major film role was as the Artful Dodger in David Lean's 1948 rendition of Oliver Twist, the classic Charles Dickens tome. Newley had a successful pop music career, with two number one hits in 1960: "Why?" and "Do You Mind?".