Bernard Herrmann

Bernard Herrmann
1911 - 1975

Bernard Herrmann  American Composer


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American Composer Bernard Herrmann was born Max Herman on 29th June, 1911 in New York City, New York and passed away on 24th Dec 1975 Los Angeles, California aged 64. He is most remembered for The Devil and Daniel Webster (score). His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Bernard Herrmann is a member of the following lists: Best Original Music Score Academy Award winners, American Jews and Juilliard School alumni.


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First Name Bernard
Last Name Herrmann
Full Name at Birth Max Herman
Age 64 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th June, 1911
Birthplace New York City, New York
Died 24th December, 1975
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Buried Beth David CemeteryElmont, New York, U.S.
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Composer, conductor
Occupation Composer
Claim to Fame The Devil and Daniel Webster (score)
Music Genre Stage & Screen
Year(s) Active 1941–1975, 1934–1975
Music Style Stage & Screen, TV Soundtracks, Soundtracks, Film Music, Original Score, Modern Composition, Classical, Avant-Garde
Music Mood Tense/Anxious, Ominous, Romantic, Bleak, Complex, Menacing, Eerie, Nocturnal, Detached, Bittersweet
Instrument Composer, Conductor
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Bernard Herrmann (born Max Herman; June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an American composer and conductor of Russian-Jewish descent best known for his work in composing for films. As a conductor, he championed the music of lesser-known composers. He is widely regarded in many circles as one of the most influential and innovative composers of all time.

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