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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), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) and The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009). See full bio »

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Known For

Glengarry Glen Ross
Glengarry Glen Ross Music Department
The 81st Annual Academy Awards
Porgy and Bess
Porgy and Bess Music Department


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 2009 The 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music arranger)
 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross (arranger - uncredited)
 1977 Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary (TV Movie) (music arranger - as Bill Holman)
 1970 The Young Americans (TV Movie) (arrangements)
 1968 The Wrecking Crew (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1968 Bing Crosby Special: Making Movies (TV Movie) (music arrangements)
 1968 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Movie) (musical arrangement - as Bill Holman)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Peg (1983). A Musical Autobiography. Book by Peggy Lee. New lyrics by Peggy Lee. New music by Paul Horner. Musical Director: Larry Fallon. Vocal arrangements by Ray Charles. Music orchestrated by Artie Butler, Larry Fallon [final Broadway credit], Dominic Frontiere, Willis Holman [credited as Bill Holman], Gordon Jenkins, ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Holman | Willis 'Bill' Holman

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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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