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Oliver Wallace
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Background information
Birth nameOliver George Wallace
Born6 August 1887(1887-08-06)
London, England
Died15 September 1963(1963-09-15) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California
GenresFilm score, musical theatre, classical
Years active1911-1963

Oliver George Wallace (August 6, 1887 – September 15, 1963) was an English-born American composer and conductor.[1] He scored 139 animated short movies for Walt Disney Studios.[2] He also wrote scores for several Disney documentaries, and feature movies.[2] Wallace worked for Disney studios for 27 years.[3] He died in a Burbank, California hospital on September, 15, 1963.[3]

In 1941 Wallace won an Oscar for scoring the music for the animated movie Dumbo.[4] In 2008 he was honored with a Disney Legends award.[5]


  1. Home Front Heroes: A Biographical Dictionary of Americans During Wartime, Volume 3, ed. Benjamin F. Shearer (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007), p. 836
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas S. Hischak, The Encyclopedia of Film Composers (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), pp. 691–693
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press (September 17, 1963). "Noted Composer Oliver Wallace Is Dead at Age 76". Sarasota Journal.,1690226&hl=en. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. "1941 (14th)". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. "Barbara Walters And Frank Gifford Among 11 Honorees To Receive Prestigious Disney Legends Awards", US Fed News Service, Including US State News, The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. (2008), HighBeam Research. June 4, 2015<>

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