|Born||in New York City, New York, USA|
|Died||in Ojai, California, USA (cancer)|
Mini Bio (1)
Elmer Bernstein was educated at the Walden School and New York University. He served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II. A prolific and respected film music composer, he was a protégé of Aaron Copland, who studied music with Roger Sessions and Stefan Wolpe. Bernstein worked in various artistic endeavors, including painting and the theatre and also performed as an actor and dancer. Among his early composition work were scores for United Nations radio programs and television and industrial documentaries. His original scores for films range over an enormous variety of styles, with his groundbreaking jazz score for The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), light musical comedies such as his Oscar-winning Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) score, and perhaps his most familiar score, for the western The Magnificent Seven (1960).
A few years before before his death, he acquired something of a cult status among fans of English football when his familiar main theme for The Great Escape (1963) was adopted by them and hummed and played, lustily, during matches.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver <firstname.lastname@example.org> (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)
|Eve Adamson||(25 October 1965 - 18 August 2004) ( his death) ( 2 children)|
|Pearl Glusman||(21 December 1946 - 1965) ( divorced) ( 2 children)|
Young Musicians Foundation 195 South Beverly Drive, #415 Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
A special scholarship fund will be established in his name. Since 1955, Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) has provided encouragement and recognition to gifted young musicians from around the country through financial assistance, performance opportunities, and music education programs.