Elmer Bernstein

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Elmer Bernstein

Bernstein guest conducting the U.S. Air Force Band in 1981
Background information
Born April 4, 1922(1922-04-04)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died August 18, 2004(2004-08-18) (aged 82)
Ojai, California, U.S.
Genres Film scores
Occupations Composer, conductor, songwriter
Years active 1951–2002

Elmer Bernstein (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an American composer and conductor. He is best known for his many movie soundtracks.

In a career which lasted for 50 years, he composed music for hundreds of movies and television shows. 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 died of cancer in his sleep at his home in Ojai, California. He was aged 82.[1]

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  1. "Great Escape composer dies at 82" BBC News, 19 August 2004

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