BERNSTEIN, ELMER


BERNSTEIN, ELMER
BERNSTEIN, ELMER (1922–2004), U.S. composer. A prolific composer known primarily for his work in film and television, Bernstein was born in New York City. His musical compositions appeared in more than 200 films and television shows, receiving 14 Academy Award nominations, including an Academy Award in 1967 for Thoroughly Modern Millie, as well as an Emmy Award and several Golden Globe and Tony Awards. During the McCarthy era, Bernstein's alleged leftist sympathies led to a spot on Hollywood's "gray list," a designation that kept him from working on major studio projects during the 1950s but did not result in a full ban from participating in the film industry. Despite being relegated to low-budget films during this period, Bernstein's career is distinguished for both his endurance as well as his versatility. His compositions have appeared in films of virtually every genre, from the epic Ten Commandments (1956) to popular comedies like Animal House (1978) and Ghostbusters (1984), dramas such as To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), the Western True Grit (1969), the action/WWII film The Great Escape (1963), and the musical comedy The Blues Brothers (1980). Among Bernstein's many other credits, his music appeared notably in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Hud (1963), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), Meatballs (1979), Airplane\! (1980), My Left Foot (1989), The Age of Innocence (1993), and Wild Wild West (1999). (Walter Driver (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • Bernstein, Elmer — ▪ 2005       American film composer (b. April 4, 1922, New York, N.Y. d. Aug. 18, 2004, Ojai, Calif.), created the scores for more than 200 motion pictures during a career that spanned half a century and produced some of Hollywood s most… …   Universalium

  • Elmer Bernstein — [Elmer Bernstein] (1922–2004) a US ↑composer, especially of music for films. He received an ↑Oscar for Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) and his other successes include The Magnificent Seven (1960 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Elmer Bernstein —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec le compositeur et chef d orchestre américain Leonard Bernstein Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bernstein. Elmer Bernstein né le 4 avril 1922 à New York, décédé le 18 août  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Elmer Bernstein — (* 4. April 1922 in New York City; † 18. August 2004 in Ojai, Kalifornien) war ein US amerikanischer Filmmusik Komponist. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Auszeichnungen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Elmer Bernstein — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Elmer Bernstein (Nueva York, 4 de abril de 1922 Ojai, California, 18 de agosto de 2004) fue un compositor estadounidense de música de cine. Empezó a estudiar con Aaron Copland y luego ingresó en la Academia Juilliard …   Wikipedia Español

  • Elmer — bezeichnet: Elmer (Software), ein freies Finite Elemente Programm zur Berechnung von Simulationen Elmer (Film), ein Film von Frank Henenlotter Elmer ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Adolph Daniel Edward Elmer (1870–1942), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bernstein (Familienname) — Bernstein ist ein Familienname. Bekannte Personen Inhaltsverzeichnis A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ELMER — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Elmer peut faire référence à : un prénom dérivant initialement du Vieil anglais aethel (noble) et maer (fameux), il fut adopté en tant que prénom au… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bernstein — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El apellido Bernstein corresponde a varias personalidades: Basil Bernstein, sociólogo y lingüista británico Carl Bernstein, periodista estadounidense que, con Bob Woodward, descubrió el escándalo del Watergate;… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Elmer Bernstein — (New York, EEUU, 4 de abril de 1922) Compositor estadounidense de música de cine. Empezó a estudiar con Aaron Copland y luego ingresó en la Juilliard School of Music. Empezó ha tocar el piano, pero tuvo que incorporarse al ejercito durante… …   Enciclopedia Universal


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