Alexander “Sandy” Courage

Charter Inductees

Born in Philadelphia, this American arranger, and composer received his degree from the Eastman School of Music in 1941. Courage wrote music primarily for television and motion pictures receiving numerous Academy award nominations and winning an Emmy in 1987 for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction for a television Christmas Special staring Julie Andrews. A partial listing of the vast number of TV series scores he composed and/or arranged would include Wagon Train, Peyton Place, Daniel Boone, The Waltons, Land of the Giants, and Lost in Space, among others. He composed the theme for Judd For The Defense, but he’s best known for writing the theme music for Star Trek. His credits as a movie composer/arranger include Funny Face, Guys and Dolls, Showboat, The Americanization of Emily, The Pleasure Seekers, Yes, Giorgio, Doctor Dolittle (1967), My Fair Lady (1964), and Superman (1976).