Alexander Courage

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Birthday
10, 1919
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Mar 15, 2008 (88)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
10, 1919
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Mar 15, 2008 (88)

About

Immortalized for composing the theme song to 'Star Trek: The Original Series.' His many collaborators included John Williams and the Boston Pops.

Before Fame

He served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He also found compositional work on "Broadway Is My Beat," "Romance," and other radio shows.

Trivia

He was nominated for an Academy Award for his score to "Doctor Dolittle" from 1967.

Family Life

His parents were residing in Philadelphia when he was born. He was married to his wife Shirley Pumpelly until his death.

Associated With

He frequently served as an orchestrator on films scored by Andre Previn.