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    Leonard Bernstein

    Jew Score:



    August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990

    Face it: Jewish last names are hard to pronounce. Even the ones that seem easy on paper, often create a lot of confusion.

    Take the newest recipient of the JONJ perfect score, famed conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, for instance. What is the correct pronunciation? Is it "Burn"-"steen"? Is it "Bern"-"stine"? The former is the one you usually hear. The latter is the one he supposedly used himself.

    Or perhaps, it's the original European pronunciation, "Behrn"-"shteyn"?

    And you know what? We're fine with the confusion. Keeps the goyim on their toes.

    And no, this profile is not autobiographical. Not at all.

    Verdict: Jew.

    August 19, 2009

    See Also

    Irving Berlin

    Aaron Copland

    Marvin Hamlisch

    Richard Rodgers

    Stephen Sondheim
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