American Valor
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Lee Holdridge: Composer

The musical score for American Valor was written by five-time Emmy Award winner Lee Holdridge. One of Hollywood’s most honored composers, Holdridge has lent his talents to countless feature films, television movies, mini-series, series and specials.

Over the course of his distinguished career, Holdridge has been nominated 15 times for an Emmy Award, winning five. He has also won an ASCAP Film and Television Music Award, received three Cable Ace Award Nominations, and has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

Among Holdridge’s many credits are the features Splash, Mr. Mom, The Secret of Nimh 2, Micki & Maude, The Tuskegee Airmen, for HBO Films, and working with Brian May and Stevie Wonder, the songs for the motion picture the Adventures of Pinocchio. His innumerable television credits include the long running his series Moonlighting and the complete eight-hour remake of East of Eden. He also did the score for Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of The Kindertransport, a documentary feature distributed by Warner Bros.

In addition to his work for the screen, Holdridge has written, arranged and conducted for many major recording artists including Placido Domingo, Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, John Denver, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole, and many more.

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