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Angela Morley

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The legions of fans from the Uk Broadcasting Corporation production entitled The Goon Present likely all remember the show’s orchestra conductor Wally Stott. The central Goons triumvirate of Spike Milligan, Peter Retailers, and Sir Harry Secombe deemed good flavor as something to still left on the exit from the curry parlor, often poking fun, for instance, on the physical almost all announcer Wallace Greenslade. So it’s safe to believe that the sex-change procedure of Wally Stott within the middle-’70s could have prompted significant amounts of mirth, got the present still been existent after that. Enthusiasts of film music may have considered simply where Angela Morley originated from when the old woman, looking just like everyone’s preferred British nanny, arrived up to the podium in the Academy Honours to simply accept the to begin many Oscars for plans. The answer, boring as it can sound, could have been Sheffield. Within the man body of Stott, early musical research were undertaken in the Mexboro Academy, in which a cooperation started with vocalist Tony Mercer. During this time period, Mercer sang and performed the piano and accordion, while Stott focused around the saxophone. Following a conclusion of their research, both worked well in bands such as for example Archie’s Juveniles and Oscar Rabin’s music group. By 1944, Stott was leading the second option group’s saxophone section on alto and experienced end up being the band’s singular arranger. With the past due ’40s, Stott was devoting his focus on organizing and film music function. In the first ’50s, he became a primary arranger for the Philips label alongside talents such as for example Peter Knight and Ivor Raymonde. He organized and conducted for most well-known British artists on the next 2 decades, including Frankie Vaughan, Anne Shelton, Secombe, the Beverley Sisters, Roy Castle, Ronnie Carroll, and Shirley Bassey. Dealing with Dusty Springfield, Stott effectively crashed with the small-combo hit-parade mentality and positioned large-scale, skilled, and swinging orchestral preparations at the top of the graphs. He also lower many of his very own instrumental albums, occasionally employing a vocal chorus. He started composing his very own music early in his profession as well, building himself using the BBC following achievement of his theme for Hancock’s Fifty percent Hour in 1954 as well as the involvement using the Goons which started a little earlier. He had written a lot of well-known mood music parts, including “Mock Turtles,” “Trip by Plane,” “Concentrate on Style,” and “Skylight.” In the past due ’60s and early ’70s, his profession in films actually became popular, and in the last mentioned 10 years the credits began appearing beneath the brand-new name of Morley, including two Academy Honours for her preparations of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s rating for THE TINY Prince and Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman’s rating for The Slipper as well as the Rose. Because the middle-’70s, Morley continues to be living in america. Her latest credits are for songwriting for the film Total Newbies in 1986 as well as the credit scoring of the tv screen creation Threesome in 1984. Her preparations have been performed regularly by, amongst others, the Boston Pops Orchestra beneath the path of John Williams.

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Full Name Angela Morley
Died January 14, 2009, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Profession Conductor, Film Score Composer
Nationality American
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction
Music Songs A Canadian in Mayfair, Venturing Forth, Kehaar's Theme, Fiver's Vision, Snow Ride, Climbing the Down, Violet's Gone, Through the Woods, Final Struggle and Triumph, The Rat Fight, Hazel's Plan, A Tender Mood, Practice Makes Perfect, Rotten Row, Trade Wind, Return to Templemer, Bigwig's Capture, The End Titles, City View / Pool, Music for Technology, Travelling Along, Introduction to Banquet, Crossing the River and Onward, Into the Mist, Anyone for Cha-Cha-Cha, Main Title, The Cat from Coos Bay, Mock Turtles, Lap of Luxury, Christmas Sleigh Bells, The Escape From Efrafa, Gold Room
Albums Happy Holiday (Original Christmas Album 1959), Captain Nemo and the Underwater City, Fashion Show, Sounds Crazy, There's No Business Like Show Business (A Tribute to Irving Berlin), Great American Show Tunes
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Movies Madame X, La Ballade des Dalton, Watership Down, The Slipper and the Rose, When Eight Bells Toll, Captain Nemo and the Underwater City, The Looking Glass War, The Heart of a Man, The Lady Is a Square, Let's Be Happy, It's Never Too Late, For Better, for Worse, Will Any Gentleman...?


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#Fact
1 In 1974, Angela Morley became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Academy Award, when she was nominated for one in the category of Best Music, Original Song Score/Adaptation for The Little Prince (1974), a nomination shared with Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, and Douglas Gamley.
2 Living in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1994, and before that Los Angeles since 1980. [April 2006]
3 In 1970, while still Wally Stott, he married Christine Parker and despite the sex change to become Angela Morley in 1972, they remained together, a close and devoted couple until Angela's death almost thirty-seven years later.
4 Conductor of the BBC Radio Orchestra in the 1970s.
5 Former principal saxophonist with the Oscar Rabin band and the Geraldo orchestra in the 1940s.
6 Had a sex change operation in 1972.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dallas 1985-1990 TV Series 25 episodes
Falcon Crest 1988-1989 TV Series 7 episodes
Blue Skies 1988 TV Series
Dynasty 1984-1987 TV Series 8 episodes
The Colbys 1985-1987 TV Series 4 episodes
Hotel 1984-1986 TV Series 12 episodes
Cagney & Lacey 1984 TV Series 1 episode
Threesome 1984 TV Movie
Emerald Point N.A.S. 1983-1984 TV Series 3 episodes
Two Marriages 1983 TV Series
Summer Girl 1983 TV Movie
McClain's Law 1982 TV Series 4 episodes
Madame X 1981 TV Movie
Friendships, Secrets and Lies 1979 TV Movie
Wonder Woman 1979 TV Series 3 episodes
Watership Down 1978
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella 1976 uncredited
The Little Prince 1974 uncredited
The Last Goon Show of All 1972 TV Movie as Wally Stott
When Eight Bells Toll 1971 as Walter Stott
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City 1969 as Walter Stott
The Looking Glass War 1969 as Wally Stott
Hugh and I 1962-1967 TV Series 19 episodes
Hancock 1961 TV Series 6 episodes
Hancock's Half Hour 1956-1960 TV Series 33 episodes
The Lady Is a Square 1959 as Wally Stott
The Heart of a Man 1959 as Wally Stott
Le colombier 1957 TV Series as Wally Stott
Let's Be Happy 1957 as Wally Stott
It's Never Too Late 1956 as Wally Stott
Cocktails in the Kitchen 1954 as Wally Stott
Will Any Gentleman...? 1953 as Wally Stott
Holiday Week 1952 uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yanks 1979 music arranger: dance music - uncredited
Superman 1978 additional orchestrator - uncredited
The Brink's Job 1978 conductor
Watership Down 1978 music arranger / orchestrator
Equus 1977 conductor
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977 additional orchestrator - uncredited
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella 1976 conductor / music arranger / orchestrator - uncredited
The Little Prince 1974 arranger / orchestrator
Jesus Christ Superstar 1973 additional orchestrator - uncredited
When Eight Bells Toll 1971 conductor - as Walter Stott
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes 1970 additional orchestrator - uncredited
The Man Who Had Power Over Women 1970 orchestrator - uncredited
The Madwoman of Chaillot 1969 orchestrator - as Wally Stott
The Looking Glass War 1969 conductor - as Wally Stott
Dusty 1967 TV Series musical arrangements - 1 episode
Hugh and I 1963-1967 TV Series incidental music - 4 episodes
Judith 1966 orchestrator - as Walter Stott
The Victors 1963 orchestrator - as Wally Stott
Come Fly with Me 1963 orchestrator - uncredited
Hancock 1961 TV Series conductor - 6 episodes
A Song for Europe 1961 TV Movie conductor - as Wally Stott
Hancock's Half Hour TV Series conductor - 21 episodes, 1957 - 1959 composer - 15 episodes, 1957 - 1960 arranger - 3 episodes, 1957 incidental music - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1959 music arranger - 1 episode, 1957
Peeping Tom 1960 composer: percussion numbers - as Wally Stott
Honeymoon 1959 musical director - as Wally Stott
The Anne Shelton Show 1959 TV Series music arranger - 1 episode
The Lady Is a Square 1959 musical director - as Wally Stott
Be My Guest 1959 TV Series conductor - as Wally Stott
The Heart of a Man 1959 musical director - as Wally Stott
Let's Be Happy 1957 music arranger - uncredited
Charley Moon 1956 composer: additional music - uncredited / music arranger: songs - as Wally Stott
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes 1955 additional orchestrator - uncredited
A Good Idea: Son! 1953 TV Movie orchestrations by - as Wally Stott
Happy Go Lovely 1951 music arranger: songs - uncredited
Dance Hall 1950 music arranger - uncredited
Schindler's List 1993 orchestrator - uncredited
The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala 1993 TV Movie music arranger
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 additional orchestrator - uncredited
Hook 1991 additional orchestrator - uncredited
Home Alone 1990 additional orchestrator - uncredited
Liberty Weekend 1986 TV Special documentary composer: fanfares / music adaptor
Christmas in Washington 1984 TV Movie arranger
Mass Appeal 1984 orchestrator - uncredited
The Karate Kid 1984 orchestrator - uncredited
The Buddy System 1984 orchestrator - uncredited
The Day After 1983 TV Movie orchestrator - uncredited
The Right Stuff 1983 orchestrator - uncredited
Fire and Ice 1983 orchestrator
Max Dugan Returns 1983 orchestrator - uncredited
White Water Rebels 1983 TV Movie composer: additional music - uncredited
The Verdict 1982 additional orchestrator - uncredited
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 additional orchestrator - uncredited / composer: additional music - uncredited
Deathtrap 1982 orchestrator - uncredited
Madame X 1981 TV Movie conductor
Used Cars 1980 additional orchestrator - uncredited
Carny 1980 orchestrator - uncredited
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 additional orchestrator - uncredited
The Big Show 1980 TV Series music arranger - 1 episode
Cuba 1979 orchestrator - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Victors 1963 arranger: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited / performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited
The Eurovision Song Contest 1962 TV Special performer: "Ring-A-Ding Girl" - as Wally Stott
Avgörandet Floyd - Ingo 1961 Documentary music: "Fly By Jet" - as Wally Stott, uncredited
Susanne 1961 music: "Anyone for Cha Cha Cha" - as Wally Stott, uncredited
Look Back in Anger 1959 music: "Music in Pub" - uncredited
Honeymoon 1959 arranger: "Honeymoon Song" - as Wally Stott
The Unseeing Eye 1959 Short music: "Zoo Cues" - as Walter Stott, uncredited
Print of Death 1958 Short music: "We Present" - as Walter Stott, uncredited
The Mail Van Murder 1957 Short music: "We Present" - as Walter Stott, uncredited
Woman in a Dressing Gown 1957 music: "Foxtrot No.1", "Piccadilly" - uncredited
Bullet from the Past 1957 Short music: "Two Hundred Cues, Part 1E" - uncredited
Person Unknown 1956 Short music: "Watery Music" - uncredited
Destination Death 1956 Short music: "Zoo Cues" - uncredited
They Can't Hang Me 1955 music: "Neapolitan Love Song" - uncredited
En natt på Glimmingehus 1954 music: "Mock Turtles" - as Walter Stott, uncredited
Time of Desire 1954 music: "A Canadian in Mayfair" - as Wally Stott, uncredited
Return to Glennascaul 1953 Short music: "Mock Turtles" - uncredited
Dance Hall 1950 arranger: "YOU'RE ONLY DREAMING", "YOU'RE ONLY DREAMING" reprise - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man 2006 Documentary Herself
Chasing Rainbows - A Nation and Its Music 1986 TV Series documentary Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction Julie Andrews in Concert (1990) · Ian Fraser (music director)
· Chris Boardman (arranger)
· Billy Byers (arranger)
· Bob Florence (arranger)
· J. Hill (arranger)
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas (1987) · Ian Fraser (music director/principal arranger)
· Chris Boardman (principal arranger)
· Alexander Courage (principal arranger)
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction Christmas in Washington (1984) · Ian Fraser (music director/principal arranger)
· Billy Byers (principal arranger)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Blue Skies (1988)
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Dallas (1978)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Dallas (1978)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction Liberty Weekend (1986) · Ian Fraser (music director)
· Chris Boardman (principal arranger)
· Ralph Burns (principal arranger)
· Alexander Courage (principal arranger)
· J. Hill (principal arranger)
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Dynasty (1981)
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Dynasty (1981)
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983)
1980 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction The Big Show (1980) · Nick Perito (music director)
· Joseph Lipman (principal arranger)
· Peter T. Myers (principal arranger)
1978 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976) · Richard M. Sherman
· Robert B. Sherman
1975 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation The Little Prince (1974) · Alan Jay Lerner
· Frederick Loewe
· Douglas Gamley


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