Shirley Walker

Born 10 April 1945. Died 30 November 2006.

Biography

Shirley Walker (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 the first female composer to earn a solo score credit on a major Hollywood motion picture 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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