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Willis Holman

Willis Holman was born on May 21, 1927 in Olive, California, USA as Willis Leonard Holman. He is known for his work on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) and Porgy and Bess (1959). See full bio »
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 2009 The 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music arranger)
 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross (arranger - uncredited)
 1970 The Young Americans (TV Movie) (arrangements)
 1968 The Wrecking Crew (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1967 Luv (orchestrator - as Bill Holman)
 1966 See You in Hell, Darling (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1966 Three on a Couch (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1966 Harper (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid (musician: saxophone - uncredited)
 1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (orchestrator - as Bill Holman)
 1959 Porgy and Bess (musician: reeds)
 1957 The James Dean Story (Documentary) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1956 Swamp Women (musical director)
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 1985 Buddy Rich and His Band: Channel One Suite (arranger: "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)")
 1955 Blackboard Jungle (writer: "Invention for Guitar and Trumpet")
 1953 The Wild One ("Chino", "Blues for Brando", "The Wild One", "Windswept")
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 1960 Get Outta Town (as Bill Holman)
 1956 Swamp Women
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 2007 Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (Documentary)
Himself (as Bill Holman)

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Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following production: See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Holman | Willis 'Bill' Holman

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

About Grammy-winning arranger Billy May: "It was always Billy May. He did not change a lot from artist to artist. He worked for a lot of people because it was very human music."

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