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Alexander Courage (1919–2008)

Alexander Courage was born on December 10, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Alexander Mair Courage Jr. He is known for his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek (2009) and Jurassic Park (1993). He was married to Shirley Pumpelly. He died on May 15, 2008 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2009 Star Trek (composer: theme)
 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis (composer: theme "Star Trek")
 2000 Hollow Man (orchestrator)
 1999 The Haunting (orchestrator)
 1999 The 13th Warrior (orchestrator)
 1999 The Mummy (orchestrator)
 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection (composer: additional music - from "Star Trek") / (orchestrator)
 1998 Small Soldiers (orchestrator)
 1998 Mulan (orchestrator: score)
 1998 U.S. Marshals (orchestrator)
 1998 Deep Rising (orchestrator)
 1997 The Edge (orchestrator)
 1997 Air Force One (orchestrator)
 1997 L.A. Confidential (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1996 Star Trek: First Contact (composer: additional music - from "Star Trek") / (orchestrator)
 1996 The Ghost and the Darkness (orchestrator)
 1996 Executive Decision (orchestrator)
 1995 Powder (orchestrator)
 1995 First Knight (orchestrator)
 1995 Congo (orchestrator)
 1994 I.Q. (orchestrator)
 1994 Star Trek: Generations (composer: additional music - from "Star Trek")
 1994 The River Wild (orchestrator)
 1994 The Shadow (orchestrator)
 1993 Malice (orchestrator)
 1993 Rudy (orchestrator)
 1993 Dennis the Menace (orchestrator)
 1993 Jurassic Park (orchestrator)
 1993 Matinee (orchestrator)
 1992 Love Field (orchestrator)
 1992 Mr. Baseball (orchestrator)
 1992 Mom and Dad Save the World (orchestrator)
 1992 Basic Instinct (orchestrator)
 1991 Hook (orchestrator)
 1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (composer: additional music - from "Star Trek")
 1991 Sleeping with the Enemy (orchestrator)
 1991 Poslední motýl (orchestrator for Alex North)
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (orchestrator: source music)
 1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (composer: additional music - from "Star Trek")
 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1988 The Bear (orchestrator)
 1987 Lionheart (orchestrator)
 1987 Extreme Prejudice (orchestrator)
 1986 ¡Three Amigos! (orchestrator: stock music)
 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (composer: theme "Star Trek")
 1985 Legend (orchestrator - director's cut)
 1985 Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (orchestrator)
 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel (orchestrator)
 1982 Yes, Giorgio (music coordinator)
 1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (composer: theme "Star Trek")
 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (composer: theme "Star Trek") / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1977 The Island of Dr. Moreau (orchestrator)
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1971 Fiddler on the Roof (orchestrator)
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! (composer: Japanese music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1969 Hello, Dolly! (orchestrator)
 1967 Doctor Dolittle (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1966 Stagecoach (conductor - uncredited)
 1965 Do Not Disturb (music associate) / (orchestrator)
 1965 The Agony and the Ecstasy (orchestrator)
 1965 Morituri (composer: source music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1964 The Pleasure Seekers (music associate)
 1964 The Americanization of Emily (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1964 My Fair Lady (orchestrator)
 1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown (orchestrator)
 1963 Irma la Douce (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1961 Go Naked in the World (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1960 Pepe (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1960 Bells Are Ringing (orchestrator)
 1960 Who Was That Lady? (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1959 Ben-Hur (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1959 The Blue Angel (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1959 Porgy and Bess (orchestrator)
 1959 Woman Obsessed (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1958 The Big Country (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1958 The Gun Runners (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1958 Gigi (additional orchestrator - uncredited) / (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1958 The Left Handed Gun (composer: ballad)
 1958 Seven Guns to Mesa (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1957 Raintree County (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1957 Les Girls (orchestrator)
 1957 Undersea Girl (conductor)
 1957 The Sun Also Rises (composer: Spanish music - uncredited)
 1957 My Gun Is Quick (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1957 The Seventh Sin (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1957 Hot Rod Rumble (musical director)
 1957 The Vintage (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1957 Sierra Stranger (conductor)
 1957 Funny Face (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1956 The Rack (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1956 Tea and Sympathy (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1956 Hot Rod Girl (conductor)
 1956 Crime in the Streets (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1955 Guys and Dolls (orchestrations)
 1955 Oklahoma! (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1955 Kismet (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestral arranger)
 1955 Interrupted Melody (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1955 Jupiter's Darling (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1955 Bad Day at Black Rock (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1954 Deep in My Heart (orchestrator)
 1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (orchestrations)
 1953 The Long, Long Trailer (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1953 Torch Song (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1953 Mister Scoutmaster (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1953 The Band Wagon (orchestrator)
 1953 The Farmer Takes a Wife (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1953 Sombrero (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1952 The Sellout (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1952 Talk About a Stranger (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1952 Singin' in the Rain (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1952 The Belle of New York (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1952 Lone Star (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1951 Show Boat (additional orchestrator) / (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1951 Soldiers Three (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Father of the Bride (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 The Big Hangover (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Shadow on the Wall (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Stars in My Crown (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1949 Intruder in the Dust (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1949 The Stratton Story (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1949 Little Women (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 Luxury Liner (one musical source cue - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 Julia Misbehaves (orchestrator - uncredited)
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Blackouts of 1949 (1949). Musical revue. Music by Charles Henderson and Royal Foster. Book by Ken Murray. Lyrics by Charles Henderson and Royal Foster. Musical Director: Bert Shefter. Special dialogue and comedy material by Royal Foster. Music arranged by Alexander Courage. Scenic Design by Ben Tipton. Gowns designed by Betty ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sandy Courage

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Little did I know, when I wrote that first A-flat for the flute, that it was going to go down in history, somehow. It's a very strange feeling. (on composing the theme for "Star Trek") See more »


He enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army Air Corps on 6 January 1942 during World War II. See more »



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