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Shirley Walker (I) (1945–2006)

Shirley Walker was born in Napa, California in 1945. She was educated at Pleasant Hill High School; attended San Francisco State College on piano scholarship; studied composition with Dr. Roger Nixon; and piano with Harald Logan of Berkeley, California. She was soloist with San Francisco Symphony while in high school; performed with various hotel, ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 61) in Reno, Nevada, USA

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Effloresce (Short) (music supervisor) (completed)
 2011 Final Destination 5 (composer: original themes)
 2010 What If...? (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... (music by)
 2009 The Final Destination (composer: original themes)
 2006 Black Christmas (synthesizer programmer)
 2006 Final Destination 3 (conductor) / (score orchestrator)
 2003 Willard (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2003 Final Destination 2 (musician: synthesist)
 1999-2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series) (supervising composer - 27 episodes)
- Where's Terry? (2000) ... (supervising composer)
- Payback (2000) ... (supervising composer)
- Sentries of the Last Cosmos (2000) ... (supervising composer)
- April Moon (2000) ... (supervising composer)
- Plague (2000) ... (supervising composer)
 2000 Final Destination (music conductor)
 1996-2000 Superman (TV Series) (composer - 45 episodes)
- Legacy: Part II (2000) ... (composer: Superman theme)
- Legacy: Part I (2000) ... (composer: Superman theme)
- The Demon Reborn (1999) ... (composer: Superman theme)
- A Fish Story (1999) ... (composer: Superman theme)
- Superman's Pal (1999) ... (composer: Superman theme)
 1999 Mystery Men (composer: additional music)
 1999 Spawn (TV Series) (main title theme by - 6 episodes)
- Prophecy (1999) ... (main title theme by)
- Chasing the Serpent (1999) ... (main title theme by)
- Hunter's Moon (1999) ... (main title theme by)
- Seed of the Hellspawn (1999) ... (main title theme by)
- Twitch Is Down (1999) ... (main title theme by)
 1997-1999 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series) (composer - 24 episodes)
- Mad Love (1999) ... (composer: theme music)
- Beware the Creeper (1998) ... (composer: theme music)
- Judgment Day (1998) ... (composer: theme music)
- Chemistry (1998) ... (composer: theme music)
- Girls' Nite Out (1998) ... (composer: theme music)
 1997 The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest (TV Movie) (composer: theme and end credits)
 1997 Turbulence (conductor)
 1996 Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1996 Escape from L.A. (conductor)
 1996 Fear (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1996 Rasputin (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1996 Eden (conductor)
  Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series) (supervising composer - 57 episodes, 1992 - 1995) (composer - 10 episodes, 1994)
- The Lion and the Unicorn (1995) ... (supervising composer)
- A Bullet for Bullock (1995) ... (supervising composer)
- Catwalk (1995) ... (supervising composer)
- Showdown (1995) ... (supervising composer)
- Deep Freeze (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
 1995 Batman Forever (additional orchestrator - uncredited)
 1995 Johnny Mnemonic (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1995 A Goofy Movie (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1995 Bad Company (orchestrator)
 1994 True Lies (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1993 Striking Distance (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1993 The Real McCoy (conductor)
 1992 Toys (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1992 A League of Their Own (conductor)
 1992 Straight Talk (conductor)
 1992 Article 99 (conductor)
 1992 Gladiator (conductor)
 1991 The Butcher's Wife (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1991 True Identity (conductor)
 1991 Backdraft (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1991 Defending Your Life (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1990-1991 The Flash (TV Series) (musician - 11 episodes)
- Tina, Is That You? (1991) ... (musician)
- The Trickster (1991) ... (musician)
- Beat the Clock (1991) ... (musician)
- Sight Unseen (1991) ... (musician)
- Ghost in the Machine (1990) ... (musician)
 1991/I White Fang (composer: cue "The Bear") / (orchestrator)
 1990 Edward Scissorhands (conductor)
 1990 Child's Play 2 (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1990 Pacific Heights (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1990 Darkman (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1990 Arachnophobia (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1990 Days of Thunder (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1990 Dick Tracy (additional orchestrator) / (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (score conductor)
 1990 Bird on a Wire (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1990 Nightbreed (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1990 Strike It Rich (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1989 Christmas Vacation (conductor - uncredited)
 1989 Immediate Family (conductor)
 1989 Kill Me Again (conductor)
 1989 Black Rain (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1989 Batman (conductor)
 1989 Fletch Lives (conductor)
 1989 Mother, Mother (Short) (music recordist)
 1988 Scrooged (conductor)
 1988 The Accused (conductor)
 1987 Malone (orchestration)
 1986 Children of a Lesser God (additional orchestrator) / (conductor)
 1985 Ghost Warrior (composer: additional music) / (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1984 Ragewar (conductor)
 1982 The End of August (musical director)
 1979 The Black Stallion (composer: additional music)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (musician: synthesizer)
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Shortly after graduating from Pleasant Hill High School, Shirley composed the score for a full length musical adaptation of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid" called "Make Way For Love", with Book & Lyrics by W. Grant Gray, which had its world premiere at the high school, with Shirley playing keyboards with a quartet at all performances.

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