Elmer Bernstein

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Birthday
4, 1922
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 18, 2004 (82)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
4, 1922
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 18, 2004 (82)

About

Conducted the scores for "The Great Escape," "The Ten Commandments," and "To Kill a Mockingbird." He won an Oscar, Emmy, and two Golden Globes.

Before Fame

He played the role of Caliban in the Broadway version of "The Tempest." He also performed as a dancer and gained recognition as a painter.

Trivia

He worked on the musical score for Martin Scorsese's film "Cape Fear" from 1991.

Family Life

His parents were Selma from Ukraine and Edward from Austria-Hungary.

Associated With

He was close friends with composer Leonard Bernstein with whom he also shared a last name.