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ENTERTAINMENT: Great Escape Composer dies at 82

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posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 04:08 PM
A musical legend has died peacefully at home in LA. Oscar winning composer Elmer Bernstien was made famous from soundtracks to The Great Escape and The Magnificient Seven amongst other films. He died peacefully is his sleep on Wednesday.
Among more than 200 film and TV credits were the scores for To Kill a Mockingbird, Birdman of Alcatraz, The Ten Commandments and The Age of Innocence.

Although he only won one Oscar during his 50-year career, for Thoroughly Modern Millie, he was nominated 14 times, most recently in 2002.

Bernstein's first film score was Saturday's Hero, a tale about American football, in 1951.

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A loss to the musical world. Having been an admirer of several of his musical pieces I will miss his enthusiasm for his music and the ability to make the film wrap around the music making it complete.

We seem to be losing many of our famous composers recently...Jerry Goldsmith being the first one.

Prayers to his family.

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[edit on 8-19-2004 by Valhall]

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