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ELMER BERNSTEIN, “THIS IS YOUR LIFE”

Elmer Bernstein receiving the big red book from presenter, Michael Aspel, along with longtime friend and lyricist, Don Black

Elmer Bernstein’s career and family life were portrayed Thursday, February 6th, 2003 at 7:00 PM on BBC1, emanating from London Studios. The Maestro was surprised by host Michael Aspel and his BBC crew at the conclusion of Mr. Bernstein’s 80th birthday celebration concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in October, 2002. Elmer Bernstein’s career and family life were portrayed Thursday, February 6th, 2003 at 7:00 PM on BBC1, emanating from London Studios. The Maestro was surprised by host Michael Aspel and his BBC crew at the conclusion of Mr. Bernstein’s 80th birthday celebration concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in October, 2002. The show featured appearances by actors (including James Fox from “Thoroughly Modern Millie”), directors (including John Landis, for whom he scored five films, among them: “Animal House” and “Trading Places”; and Edward “Keeping the Faith” Norton), producers (including Noel Pearson — “My Left foot”), as well as clips of various show-business friends he has known throughout his career. Bernstein’s wife and four children were seen on the program, as well.

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