Who is Elmer Bernstein? He is the composer who wrote so many of our recognizable tunes from movies and musicals:
The Magnificient Seven
The Great Escape
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Ten Commandments
Elmer is no relation to Leonard, that we know of. Nevertheless, the two knew each other growing up, much like the Armstrongs knew the Armstrongs (no relation), and the Websters might know the Websters (no relation).
What a great talent, and we should research the gene pool of Bernsteins. I am thinking that they may be/may have been a pretty fun group!