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William Olvis, Film and Television Composer, Dies at 56

William Olvis, Film and Television Composer, Dies at 56
William Patrick Olvis, whose musical compositions underscored over 19 movies and numerous television shows, died of throat cancer May 6 at his home in Malibu. He was 56.

Olvis, whose father William Edward Olvis was a renowned opera singer, won several awards in his own field, including four from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Olvis began his professional career in 1988 composing the score for telepic “Evil in Clear River.”

Among Olvis’ credits was the 1993 film “Red Rock West.” Olvis tailored a rich, textured score that enhanced the tone of the genre-bending film that had elements of a Western, a film noir and a black comedy.

For television, Olvis composed the music for 31 episodes of the television show “Life Goes On” from 1989-93, and he composed the theme and 116 episodes of “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.” In a one-minute theme, Olvis conveyed the tone that would come to define the entire series.
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William Olvis, Film and Television Composer, Dies at 56

William Olvis, Film and Television Composer, Dies at 56
William Patrick Olvis, whose musical compositions underscored over 19 movies and numerous television shows, died of throat cancer May 6 at his home in Malibu. He was 56.

Olvis, whose father William Edward Olvis was a renowned opera singer, won several awards in his own field, including four from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Olvis began his professional career in 1988 composing the score for telepic “Evil in Clear River.”

Among Olvis’ credits was the 1993 film “Red Rock West.” Olvis tailored a rich, textured score that enhanced the tone of the genre-bending film that had elements of a Western, a film noir and a black comedy.

For television, Olvis composed the music for 31 episodes of the television show “Life Goes On” from 1989-93, and he composed the theme and 116 episodes of “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.” In a one-minute theme, Olvis conveyed the tone that would come to define the entire series.
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John Ostrander: Batter Up!

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It’s spring training for baseball, a time when even Cubs fans can be hopeful despite knowing that, sooner or later, this year’s team will break our hearts as every Cubs team has done for over a century. Truth is, if the Cubs ever won the World Series, their mystique would be gone. Their legend is based on being losers.

As baseball season is upon us, and tonight is the Academy Awards, I want to look back not only at the game but at my favorite baseball movies. For my taste, there is something better about baseball films than there is in films for any other sport. There’s a duality to it; baseball is played by teams but it comes down to individuals – batter versus pitcher.

So here, in no particular order, are my favorite baseball films. I’m not saying they’re the best but they are
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