Bernard Herrmann

Film score, Composer

1911 – 1975

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Who was Bernard Herrmann?

Bernard Herrmann was an American composer known for his work in motion pictures.

An Academy Award-winner, Herrmann is particularly known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock, most famously Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo. He also composed scores for many other movies, including Citizen Kane, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Cape Fear, and Taxi Driver. He worked extensively in radio drama, composed the scores for several fantasy films by Ray Harryhausen, and many TV programs, including Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone and Have Gun–Will Travel.

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Born
Jun 29, 1911
New York City
Also known as
  • Bernard Hermann
  • Bernard Herman
  • Max Herman
  • Mr. Bernard Herrmann
  • Benny
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Juilliard School
  • New York University
  • DeWitt Clinton High School
Died
Dec 24, 1975
North Hollywood

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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