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Elmer Bernstein (1922–2004)


Elmer Bernstein was educated at the Walden School and New York University. He served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II. A prolific and respected film music composer, he was a protégé of Aaron Copland, who studied music with Roger Sessions and Stefan Wolpe. Bernstein worked in various artistic endeavors, including painting and the theatre ... See full bio »

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(age 82) in Ojai, California, USA

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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 2010 The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire: Spilled Milk (Short) (original score: from Ghostbusters)
 2010 Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Despicable Me (2010) ... (composer: additional music)
 2009 Stealing Time (music by)
 2009 Ghostbusters (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2009 What If...? (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (music by)
 2007 Return of the Ghostbusters (composer: theme music)
 2000 A Storm in Summer (TV Movie) (music producer)
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead (conductor)
 1998 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series) (composer - 9 episodes)
- Inmate 78 (1998) ... (composer: original themes)
- Manhunt (1998) ... (composer: original themes)
- The Collector (1998) ... (composer: original theme)
- Nemesis (1998) ... (composer: original themes)
- Witness (1998) ... (composer: original themes)
 1998 Twilight (conductor)
 1997 Rough Riders (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1997 Digging to China (additional orchestrator: "One Big Love") / (conductor) / (score producer)
 1997 Buddy (conductor - uncredited)
 1996 Bulletproof (conductor)
 1995 Canadian Bacon (conductor)
 1993 National Geographic Explorer (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Life on the Line (1993) ... (composer: theme music)
 1991 Cape Fear (conductor: Bernard Herrmann's original score) / (music adaptor: Bernard Herrmann's original score) / (music arranger: Bernard Herrmann's original score)
 1989 My Left Foot (conductor)
 1989 Slipstream (conductor - uncredited)
 1987 Amazing Grace and Chuck (conductor)
 1986 Legal Eagles (conductor)
 1985 Spies Like Us (conductor)
 1985 Gulag (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited)
 1984 Bolero (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1982 Genocide (Documentary) (conductor)
 1981 Heavy Metal (conductor)
 1980 Saturn 3 (conductor - uncredited)
 1979 The Great Santini (conductor - uncredited)
 1977 Powers of Ten (Documentary short) (musician)
 1977 Slap Shot (music supervisor)
 1976-1977 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 7 episodes)
- Part 7 (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- Part 6 (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- Part 5 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Part 4 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Part 3 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
 1977 Seventh Avenue (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (composer: Best Sellers)
 1976 Serpico (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Rapid Fire (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- Chapter VIII (1976) ... (composer: Best Sellers theme)
- Chapter VII (1976) ... (composer: Best Sellers theme)
- Chapter VI (1976) ... (composer: Best Sellers theme)
- Chapter V (1976) ... (composer: Best Sellers theme)
- Chapter IV (1976) ... (composer: Best Sellers theme)
 1976 The Incredible Sarah (conductor - uncredited)
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series) (theme - 6 episodes)
 1972-1976 The Rookies (TV Series) (composer - 82 episodes)
- Journey to Oblivion (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Deliver Me from Innocence (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Blue Movie, Blue Death (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Mugging (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- From Out of the Darkness (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
 1975 Mr. Quilp (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1974 Gold (conductor - uncredited)
 1973-1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- I've Promised You a Father: Part 2 (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Subject: The Sterlization of Judy Simpson (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Prowler (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- N Is for Nightmare (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974 Teaser (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1974 McQ (conductor - uncredited)
 1972 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series) (composer: main theme)
 1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride! (conductor)
 1968-1970 Julia (TV Series) (composer - 60 episodes)
- Bunny Hug (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Absence Makes the Heart Glow (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Switch Sitters (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Corey for President (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sara's Second Part (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
 1970 The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1969 Tops (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1969 The Gypsy Moths (conductor - uncredited)
 1969 The Bridge at Remagen (conductor)
 1969 Guns of the Magnificent Seven (conductor)
 1969 Where's Jack? (conductor - uncredited)
 1968 The 40th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (conductor) / (musical director)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Noon Wine (1966) ... (composer: "ABC Stage 67" theme)
 1966 7 Women (conductor - uncredited)
 1965 The General (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1965 The Bold Men (TV Movie documentary) (music supervisor)
 1965 The Way Out Men (TV Movie documentary) (music supervisor)
 1964 Four Days in November (Documentary) (conductor)
 1963-1964 Hollywood and the Stars (TV Series) (composer - 31 episodes)
- The Wild and Wonderful Thirties (1964) ... (composer: title music)
- The Great Directors (1964) ... (composer: title music)
- What a Way to Go: An Extravaganza in the Making (1964) ... (composer: title music)
- The Odyssey of Rita Hayworth (1964) ... (composer: title music)
- The Oscars - Moments of Greatness: Part 2 (1964) ... (composer: title music)
 1964 The Carpetbaggers (conductor - uncredited)
 1964 The World of Henry Orient (conductor - uncredited)
 1963 Story of a Rodeo Cowboy (Documentary) (title music)
 1963 Biography of a Rookie: The Willie Davis Story (TV Movie documentary) (music supervisor)
 1962-1963 Saints and Sinners (TV Series) (composer - 17 episodes)
- New Lead Berlin (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Year Joan Crawford Won the Oscar (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- Slug It, Miss Joyous (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Home-Coming Bit (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Taste of Evil (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
 1962-1963 Story Of... (TV Series documentary) (title music - 4 episodes)
- Story of a Press Agent (1963) ... (title music)
- Story of a Harness Driver (1963) ... (title music)
- The Story of a Writer (1962) ... (title music)
- Story of an Actress (1962) ... (title music)
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series) (composer - 39 episodes)
- Paradise Lost (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- Roll of Thunder (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Rooster Named Red (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Two-Sided Triangle (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Search for Robert Herrick (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
 1961 The Comancheros (conductor - uncredited)
 1960 Peter Pan (TV Movie) (composer: incidental music)
 1960 From the Terrace (conductor - uncredited)
 1959-1960 Riverboat (TV Series) (composer - 31 episodes)
- The Sellout (1960) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Quick Noose (1960) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Long Trail (1960) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Night of the Faceless Men (1960) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Hang the Men High (1960) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1959 Have Rocket -- Will Travel (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Nobody's Child (1959) ... (music)
 1959 Israel (Documentary short) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1958 Some Came Running (conductor - uncredited)
 1958 Kings Go Forth (conductor - uncredited)
 1958 Saddle the Wind (conductor - uncredited)
 1957 Sweet Smell of Success (conductor)
 1957 Toccata for Toy Trains (Short) (conductor)
 1956 Eames Lounge Chair (Documentary short) (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1956 The Naked Eye (Documentary) (conductor)
 1955 House: After Five Years of Living (Documentary short) (musician: piano)
 1955 The Fighting Chance (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 The Man with the Golden Arm (conductor - uncredited)
 1955 Headline Hunters (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Peter Pan (1955) ... (composer: incidental music)
 1954 Miss Robin Crusoe (conductor)
 1954 Silent Raiders (conductor)
 1953 Cat-Women of the Moon (musical director - as Elmer Bernstien)
 1953 Robot Monster (music director)
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC (conductor)
 1952 Battles of Chief Pontiac (musical director)
 1952 Sudden Fear (music director)
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Single (as The Elmer Bernstein Orchestra): "Carpetbaggers" / Love Theme From 'The Carpetbaggers'" (Ava Records) See more »

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Bernstein wrote unused scores for Last Man Standing (1996), The Journey of Natty Gann (1985), The Scarlet Letter (1995) and Gangs of New York (2002). All have been released on CD. See more »

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