Elmer Bernstein

1922 - 2004

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Elmer Bernstein ( BURN-steen; April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an American composer and conductor. In a career that spanned over five decades, he composed "some of the most recognizable and memorable themes in Hollywood history", including over 150 original film scores, as well as scores for nearly 80 television productions. For his work, he received an Academy Award for Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) and Primetime Emmy Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elmer Bernstein has received more than 1,419,143 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Elmer Bernstein is the 347th most popular composer (up from 352nd in 2019), the 1,667th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,645th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Elmer Bernstein ranks 347 out of 1,451Before him are Johann Schein, Pietro Della Valle, Hans Leo Hassler, Frank Martin, György Kurtág, and Louis Marchand. After him are Sergei Taneyev, Johann Kuhnau, Germaine Tailleferre, Karl Richter, Vladimir Cosma, and Josef Rheinberger.

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Among people born in 1922, Elmer Bernstein ranks 81Before him are Richard Hamilton, Yuri Lotman, María Casares, Micheline Presle, Annemarie Schimmel, and Luis Echeverría. After him are John B. Goodenough, Damiano Damiani, Barbara Bel Geddes, Roger Etchegaray, Árpád Göncz, and Patrick Macnee. Among people deceased in 2004, Elmer Bernstein ranks 52Before him are Herbert C. Brown, Arthur Hailey, Norberto Bobbio, Brian Clough, Julia Child, and Otto Kumm. After him are Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, José López Portillo y Pacheco, Sacha Distel, Carlos Lacoste, Nikolai Chernykh, and Matthäus Hetzenauer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elmer Bernstein ranks 1,667 out of 20,380Before him are Jean M. Auel (1936), Frank Zane (1942), Robert J. Shiller (1946), LeBron James (1984), Thornton Wilder (1897), and Cesar Romero (1907). After him are Josephine Chaplin (1949), Michelle Rodriguez (1978), Diana Gabaldon (1952), Rubin Carter (1937), Mitt Romney (1947), and Lucy Liu (1968).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Elmer Bernstein ranks 16Before him are Angelo Badalamenti (1937), James Horner (1953), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), Alan Silvestri (1950), Bernard Herrmann (1911), and Charles Ives (1874). After him are Aaron Copland (1900), Cole Porter (1891), Richard Rodgers (1902), James Newton Howard (1951), Bill Conti (1942), and Leroy Anderson (1908).