Fact sheet

BORN:
April 4, 1922, New York City

DIED:

August 18, 2004, Ojai, Calif.

PARENTS:
Edward Bernstein (1896-1968)
Selma Feinstein Bernstein (1901-1991)

EDUCATION:
Birch Wathen School, New York
Walden School, New York
New York University (1939-42)
private studies with Henriette Michelson (piano); Israel Citkowitz, Roger Sessions, Stefan Wolpe (composition)

MARRIAGES:
to Rhoda Federgreen (1942-46)
to Pearl Glusman (1946-65)
to Eve Adamson (1965-2004)

CHILDREN:
Peter (b. 1951)
Gregory (b. 1955)
Emilie (b. 1968)
Elizabeth (b. 1970)

MILITARY SERVICE:
Army Air Force (1942-46)

FIRST SCORE:
Saturday’s Hero (1951)

LAST SCORE:
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (TV, 2004)

FIRST EAMES SHORT:
A Communications Primer (1953)

LANDMARK SCORES:
The Man With the Golden Arm (1955)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
The Great Escape (1963)
The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
Hawaii (1966)
True Grit (1969)
National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
Airplane! (1980)
Heavy Metal (1981)
Ghostbusters (1984)
My Left Foot (1989)
The Grifters (1990)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Far From Heaven (2002)

TELEVISION THEMES:
General Electric Theater (1958)
Riverboat (1959)
Staccato (1959)
Saints and Sinners (1962)
Hollywood and the Stars (1963)
National Geographic Specials (1966)
ABC Stage 67 (1966)
Julia (1968)
The Rookies (1972)
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1973)
Ellery Queen (1976)
Best Sellers (1976)
Serpico (1976)
The Cousteau Odyssey (1978)
Today’s FBI (1981)

THEATRE WORK:
Peter Pan (1954, incidental music)
Laurette (1960, incidental music)
How Now Dow Jones (1967-68, Broadway musical)
True Romances (1977, revived 2000, musical)
Merlin (1982-83, Broadway musical)

CONCERT WORKS:
Woodstock Fair (1948)
Pennsylvania Overture (1958)
Concertino for Ondes Martenot (1983)
Songs of Love and Loathing (1990)
Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra (1999)
Fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl (2004)

HIT RECORDS:
The Man With the Golden Arm soundtrack (1956, no. 2 on Billboard charts)
Walk on the Wild Side soundtrack (1962, no. 33)
Walk on the Wild Side single (1962, Brook Benton, no. 43)
Walk on the Wild Side single (1962, Jimmy Smith, no. 21)
The Great Escape soundtrack (1963, no. 50)
Love With the Proper Stranger single (1964, Jack Jones, no. 63)
Baby, the Rain Must Fall single (1965, Glenn Yarbrough, no. 12)
True Grit single (1969, Glen Campbell, no. 35)
Ghostbusters soundtrack (1984, no. 6)

PUBLIC SERVICE:
Thalians (late 1950s, 1960s)
Young Musicians Foundation president (1961-70)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences board of governors (1962-72; also served as first vice-president and second vice-president, 1963-69)
Screen Composers Association vice president (1967-69)
Performing Arts Council of the Music Center (1967-75)
Composers and Lyricists Guild of America president (1970-80)
The Film Music Society president (1995-2000)

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