William Olvis

William Olvis (1958 – May 6, 2014) was an American composer for TV and movies. His most famous compositions were those for TV series "Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman" and Gabriel's Fire then Pros and Cons.[1]

William Olvis
Birth nameWilliam Patrick Olvis
BornIn 1958
To Portland (State of Oregon - USA)
DiedThe 6 of May 2014
To Malibu (State of California - USA)
GenresFilm music

He began his professional career in 1988 composing the score for the ABC telefilm "Evil in Clear River" and went on to compose and work on the scores for many TV series and movies including "Kill Me Again", "29th Street", "Red Rock West", "Separate Lives" and "Steal Big Steal Little".[2]

Personal Life Death

Olvis' father William Edward Olvis was an actor and renowned opera singer and Mother Dorothy Dallas Farnum was also a renowned opera singer. .[3] Olvis had two brothers Hugo and Steve as well as two sisters Yvette and Natasha. He was divorced from wife Cathleen Young.[4]

He died of throat cancer aged 56 at his home in Malibu.