Elmer Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein


Elmer Bernstein, writer of a handful of Broadway musicals and one of the last great composers from Hollywood's golden era, died at his home in Ojai, Associated Press reported. He was 82. Mr. Bernstein composed his first score in 1950 and over the next half century executed dozens more. He was nominated for an Oscar 14 times and won for the dizzy 1967 movie musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie." That show was later converted into a Tony-winning Broadway musical with a score largely written by Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan.

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  • Born: Apr 4, 1922 in New York, New York
  • Death: Aug 18, 2004 in Ojai, California


Tony Award
1983 Best Original Score Merlin Nominee
1968 Composer and Lyricist How Now, Dow Jones Nominee

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