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A Look Back at Composer Elmer Bernstein

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A Look Back at Composer Elmer Bernstein

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A Look Back at Composer Elmer Bernstein

A Look Back at Composer Elmer Bernstein

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Bernstein died Wednesday at the age of 82. He was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, but won only one — for his music for the film Thoroughly Modern Millie. His best known film score was for The Magnificent Seven (which was later used for a Marlboro cigarette commercial). His other film scores include The Man With the Golden Arm, To Kill a Mockingbird, Great Escape, Sweet Smell of Success and The Ten Commandments. (Originally broadcast on Jan. 10, 1991.)