New York University
DeWitt Clinton High School
The Juilliard School
Composes iconic score for "Psycho"
Stages opera adaptation of "Wuthering Heights"
Wins Oscar for work on "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1941)
Scores Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane"
Founded and conducted New Chamber Orchestra
One of six motion picture composers honored with a postage stamp in 1999.
Herrmann was the subject of documentaries, "Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann" (1992) and "Bernard Herrmann: A Celebration of His Life and Music" (NPR, 1992).
Nine of Herrmann's scores were nominated for the American Institite of Film's 25 Greatest Scores in 2005, with "Psycho" (1960) placing the highest at No.4.
Herrmann's music has been sampled by Beastie Boys ("Egg Man"), Busta Rhymes ("Gimme Some More") and Lady Gaga in the video for "Telephone."