Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Breaking News: Shirley Walker, Animated Batman Composer Dies

Typically, the music in a given television show isn't given a second thought by viewers. Just moments ago, our local public radio station announced the death today of Shirley Walker, who worked on Batman (the movie, directed by Tim Burton), as the conductor. As a composer, she worked on the scores for Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond (our favorite animated Bat-show, all things considered), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, and Superman: The Animated Series, among others. She was 61 and the rare successful woman in an industry dominated by men. What made us take note was her moody and moving score to Batman: The Animated Series. Visit here for some interesting facts about Shirley.

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