Alexander Courage – TV, Movie composer

Alexander Courage (December 10, 1919 – May 15, 2008) was an American orchestrator, arranger, and composer of music, primarily for television and motion pictures.

Death of Alexander Courage
Courage had been in declining health before he died on May 15, 2008 at the Sunrise assisted-living facility in Pacific Palisades, California

Mr. Courage is probably best known for writing the Theme from Star Trek for the Star Trek: The Original Series, and some other music for the series

Mr. Courage began as an orchestrator/arranger at MGM studios, which included work in such films as Show Boat ("Life Upon the Wicked Stage" number), The Band Wagon ("I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan") and ‘Gigi’ (the can-can for the entrance of patrons at Maxim’s), and the barn-raising dance from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.