Shirley Walker

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Shirley Anne Walker (née Rogers, April 10, 1945 – November 30, 2006) was an American film and television composer and conductor. She was one of the few female film score composers working in Hollywood. Walker was one of the first female composers to earn a solo score credit on a major Hollywood motion picture (preceded by Suzanne Ciani, who wrote the complete score to the film The Incredible Shrinking Woman in 1980, released January 1981) and according to the Los Angeles Times, will be remembered as a pioneer for women in the film industry.

She wrote her film scores entirely by hand. She always orchestrated and conducted her own scores by herself.

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Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Chicago Joe And The Showgirl Shirley Walker and Hans Zimmer 1
1990 The Flash Shirley Walker 2
1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man Shirley Walker 1
1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Shirley Walker 3
1996 Escape From L.A. Shirley Walker & John Carpenter 4
1999 Batman Beyond Shirley Walker 1
2000 Final Destination Shirley Walker 2
2003 Willard Shirley Walker 2
2008 Batman: The Animated Series: Original Soundtrack From the Warner Bros. Television Series Shirley Walker, Lolita Ritmanis and Michael McCuistion; Danny Elfman 2
2011 Space: Above and Beyond Shirley Walker 2
2013 Turbulence Shirley Walker 1
2014 Superman: The Animated Series Shirley Walker, Kristopher Carter, Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion & Harvey R. Cohen 1

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