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Composer Elmer Bernstein wrote over 100 major film scores, including the music behind The Ten Commandments and Ghostbusters.
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Musical composer and conductor. Elmer Bernstein was born April 4, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA. After writing music for UN radio shows and a brief career as a concert pianist, he began to compose film scores.
Bernstein's music for The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) brought widespread acclaim, and he went on to write over 100 major film scores in a style that drew heavily on jazz. Later film scores include The Ten Commandments, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, Ghostbusters, Airplane!, and My Left Foot.
Bernstein died of cancer in Ojai, California, on August 18, 2004.
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