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Old May 29 2008, 03:59 AM   #1
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Alexander Courage Passes

Alexander Courage, composer of the original Star Trek theme, passed away May 15.

As reported by, Courage died at the Sunrise assisted-living facility in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Courage was born Dec. 10, 1919 in Philadelphia, moving to New Jersey as a boy. He received a degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was a bandleader at bases in California and Arizona.

After the war, Courage worked for CBS Radio and then for MGM. Working as an orchestrator and arranger at MGM, he worked on classical musicals such as Show Boat, The Band Wagon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Guys and Dolls, It's Always Fair Weather, Funny Face and Gigi.

In the 1960s, in addition to his work on Star Trek, Courage wrote music for Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Daniel Boone, Lost in Space, Land of the Giants and other series. Star Trek became his most famous work.

Courage was an award-winning photographer whose photos appeared in Life and Colliers magazines.

He leaves behind four stepchildren and six grandchildren.

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Old May 29 2008, 05:08 AM   #2
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"See you in another life, brotha." - Desmond David Hume - Lost
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Old May 29 2008, 07:37 AM   #3
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Rest in Peace, indeed.
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Old May 29 2008, 08:42 AM   #4
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Rest In Peace, Mr Courage. And thank you for your music.
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Old May 29 2008, 09:43 AM   #5
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Philly boy. Accomplished composer. Sadly missed.
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Old May 29 2008, 09:02 PM   #6
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RIP, Sandy, and thanks for the memories.
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Old May 30 2008, 05:23 PM   #7
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Rest in Peace friend

Your music will live on forever
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Old May 31 2008, 02:59 AM   #8
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RIP, Mr. Music Man.
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Old June 7 2008, 08:08 AM   #9
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Uncle Sandy you will be truely missed. You were always good to my family and me. God Bless!
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