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Elmer Bernstein
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Bernstein guest conducting the U.S. Air Force Band in 1981
Background information
Born (1922-04-04)April 4, 1922
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died August 18, 2004(2004-08-18) (aged 82)
Ojai, California, U.S.
Genres Film scores
Occupation(s) 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.

His musical career last for fifty years, he composed music for over one hundred 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 on August 18, 2004.

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