Though best remembered for scoring the 1992 Hollywood feature film Memoirs of an Invisible Man, this California-born composer also worked on Willard, the Final Destination films, and several television projects.
In the late 1970s, she contributed to the soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated film Apocalypse Now. Just a decade later, she became the first woman in Hollywood history to score a feature film.
She received Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond.
She grew up in Napa, California, and studied music at San Francisco State University. Her marriage to
She and composer Danny Elfman collaborated on the score of the 1990 television version of DC Comics' The Flash.