Leonard Bernstein bio

Birth Name: Louis Bernstein

Occupation: Composer

Place Of Birth: Lawrence

Date Of Birth: August25, 1918

Date Of Death: October 14, 1990

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Leonard Bernstein was born on the 25th of August, 1918. He was popular for being a Composer. Internationally acclaimed musician and educator who composed the music to “West Side Story,” “Wonderful Town,” and other popular musicals.

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence. He was the accompanist for The Reviewers, a comedy troupe comprised of lyricist and playwright Adolph Green, Green’s comedienne and writing partner Betty Comden, and Broadway and film performer Judy Holliday . He embraced the new medium of television in 1954, becoming the first conductor to give televised lectures on classical music, a practice that continued throughout the rest of his life.

Leonard Bernstein was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Louis Bernstein is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Leonard’s Louis Bernstein attended Boston Latin School, Boston, MA and BA, Harvard University (1939), Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA (1941).


Leonard Bernstein’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Leonard Bernstein’s parents.

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Leonard Bernstein was born in the Year of the Horse.

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REAL NAME:Louis Bernstein



Zodiac Sign: Leonard Bernstein was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Leonard Bernstein was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: Leonard Bernstein had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Leonard Bernstein’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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