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Elmer Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein

  • My Left Foot (1989) September 01 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Some Came Running (1958) September 04 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) September 08 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Walk on the Wild Side (1962) September 13 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Miracle, The (1959) September 24 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: August 18, 2004
Born: April 4, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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1934:
Auditioned for Aaron Copland at age 12 (date approximate)
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Worked with Glenn Miller and the Army Air Force Band, preparing popular arrangements of American folk songs
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Composed first dramatic scores for the Armed Forces Radio Network during World War II; after war scored two programs for United Nations Radio (1949)
1946:
Performed as concert pianist in NY, Chicago and Philadelphia
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Invited to Hollywood by Columbia Pictures' vice president Sid Buchman
1951:
First film as composer, "Saturday's Hero"
1952:
Attracted attention with his score for "Sudden Fear", with Joan Crawford and Jack Palance
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Composed opening and closing themes for TV's, "The General Electric Theater"
1955:
"The Man with the Golden Arm" established him as one of the foremost composers in Hollywood; reputedly first to use modern jazz integrally in film score
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Composed more than twenty film scores and received eight Academy Award nominations
1958:
First TV series scoring, "Take 5"
1963:
Received Emmy Award for scoring "The Making of the President: 1960" (ABC)
1967:
Won Academy Award for Best Original Music Score for "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
1980:
Provided 20 seconds of perfect music for John Belushi's vision of God in "The Blues Brothers" (credited as God Music: Elmer Bernstein)
1989:
His understated lyrical score graced "My Left Foot"
1993:
Accented the repressed passion of Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence"
1995:
Scored "Devil in a Blue Dress", starring Denzel Washington
1996:
Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (March 28)
2000:
Wrote music for "Bringing Out the Dead"
2002:
Scored "Gangs of New York", directed by Scorsese
2002:
Scored "Far From Heaven"; received an Oscar nomination

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