Elmer Bernstein

Born 4 April 1922. Died 18 August 2004.
Elmer Bernstein

Biography

Elmer Bernstein (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an American composer and conductor best known for his many film scores. In a career which spanned fifty years, he composed music for hundreds of film and television productions. His most popular works include the scores to The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, The Great Escape, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters, The Black Cauldron, and The Rookies.

Bernstein won an Oscar for his score to Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) and was nominated for fourteen Oscars in total. He also won two Golden Globes and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

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  1. Review of Far From Heaven: Original Soundtrack

    Far From Heaven: Original Soundtrack

    Reviewed by Morag Reavley
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