Composer Elmer Bernstein born April 4, 1922


Birth of American film music composer Elmer BERNSTEIN in Ojai, CA. Academy Award-winning composer of film scores: Thoroughly
Modern Millie [1967]
; Sudden Fear, The Man with the Golden Arm, Ten Commandments, Sweet Smell of Success, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Walk on the Wild Side, and The Magnificent Seven. Studied with Roger Sessions. He began his career as a concert pianist. 2001 marked his 50th anniversary as a feature film composer who has written the music for over 200 major film and television scores.
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