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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 14, 1990|
|Born:||August 25, 1918||Cause of Death:||heart attack and progressive lung failure|
|Birth Place:||Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA||Profession:||Music ... composer conductor pianist author teacher|
Brilliant, protean musical composer whose ouptut ranged from symphonies and the ballet "Fancy Free" (1943) to hit Broadway musicals "On the Town" (1944) and "West Side Story" (1957). Bernstein's film work was occasional but distinguished, notably his "On the Town" (1949), "On the Waterfront" (1954) and "West Side Story" (1961).
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