Shirley Walker

American composer

Shirley Anne Walker (née Rogers, April 10, 1945 – November 30, 2006) was an American movie and television composer and conductor. She was one of the few female movie score composers working in Hollywood.

Walker was one of the first female composers to earn a solo score credit on a major Hollywood motion picture.[1][2] She was born in Napa, California.

She wrote her movie scores entirely by hand.[3] She always orchestrated and conducted her own scores by herself.

Walker died on November 30, 2006 from stroke-related problems in Reno, Nevada at the age of 61.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Southern, Nathan. "Biography: Shirley Walker". allmovie. Retrieved 2008-09-12.[permanent dead link]
  2. 2.0 2.1 UPI staff writer (2006-12-26). "Film composer Shirley Walker dies at 61". United Press International. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
  3. Goldwasser, Dan (2006-01-05). "Shirley Walker's Final Destination 3 kicks off 2006 with a scream". ScoringSessions.com. Retrieved 2008-09-13.