Marvin Hamlisch Dies at 68
Hamlisch, a graduate of the Julliard School of Music has won almost every major music award that exists including three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards.
Hamlisch was known for his versatile music ranging from movie scores to pop releases. His best known hit on Broadway has been the music for, A Chorus Line, which received the Pulitzer Prize as well as They’re Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success.
He is the composer of more than forty movie soundtracks including The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting, for which he received a third Oscar. His repertoire for films include original compositions and/or musical adaptations for Sophie’s Choice, Ordinary People, The Swimmer, Three Men and a Baby, Ice Castles, Take the Money and Run, Bananas, Save the Tiger, and his latest effort The Informant!, starring Matt Damon and directed by Steven Soderbergh. He was also working on a score for the Biopic of the prolific pianist Liberace before he passed away, starring Michael Douglass.