August 2004
Back Stage;8/20/2004, Vol. 45 Issue 34, p41
Trade Publication
Presents obituaries for personalities of entertainment industry. Elmer Bernstein, 82, Film Composer. Elmer Bernstein, a prolific composer from Hollywood's golden era who wrote the scores for more than 200 movies, died at his home in Ojai, California, on Wednesday, August. 18. Bernstein was born in New York City and early on set his sights on a serious music career, receiving a scholarship to study piano at the Juilliard School at the age of 12. After graduating from New York University with a degree in music education, he did a tour of duty with the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he composed scores for propaganda films.


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