- NAME: Bernard Herrmann
- OCCUPATION: Songwriter
- BIRTH DATE: June 29, 1911
- DEATH DATE: December 24, 1975
- EDUCATION: New York University, The Juilliard School, DeWitt Clinton High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
- Originally: Max Herman
- AKA: Bernard Herrmann
- AKA: Bernard Herman
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Bernard Herrmann was an American composer best known as the author of scores for Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock films including Citizen Kane and Psycho.
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In 1967, the middle-aged composer married 27-year-old journalist Norma Shepherd. The couple's primary residence was in London, England, and they remained together until Herrmann's death in 1975.
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