Elmer Bernstein

Bernstein guest conducting the [[United States Air Force Band|U.S. Air Force Band]] in 1981 Elmer Bernstein (April 4, 1922August 18, 2004) was an American composer and conductor who is best known for his film scores. In a career that spanned more than five decades, he composed "some of the most recognizable and memorable themes in Hollywood history", including over 150 original movie scores, as well as scores for nearly 80 television productions. Examples of his widely popular and critically acclaimed works are scores to ''The Magnificent Seven'', ''The Ten Commandments'', ''The Great Escape'', ''To Kill a Mockingbird'', ''Ghostbusters'', ''The Black Cauldron'', ''Airplane!'', ''The Rookies'', ''Cape Fear'', ''Animal House'', and ''The Age of Innocence''.

Bernstein won an Oscar for his score to ''Thoroughly Modern Millie'' (1967) and was nominated for 14 Oscars in total. He also won two Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
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