Legendary Music Composer Marvin Hamlisch Passes Away At Age 68
Family spokesman Jason Lee said Hamlisch collapsed and died Monday after a brief illness. Other details were not released
Hamlisch is one of only 11 people to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. On top of this, he also won the Pulitzer Prize for A Chorus Line.
Marvin Hamlisch, who achieved theatre immortality as the composer of the iconic musical A Chorus Line, died Aug. 7 following a brief illness. He was 68.
Mr. Hamlisch’s other theatre works included They’re Playing Our Song, Jean Seberg, Smile, The Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success. His latest musical, The Nutty Professor, recently opened in Tennessee. But it was with the groundbreaking A Chorus Line, which told of the frustrations and worries of a group of anonymous dancers trying out for a Broadway musical, that he made his mark as a theatre figure….
Hamlisch also composed more than 40 film scores, including “Sophie’s Choice,” ”Ordinary People” and “Take the Money and Run.” He won his third Oscar for his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for “The Sting.” and his latest work came for Steven Soderbergh’s “The Informant!”
Rest in peace Marvin and I assure you that we’ll always be playing your songs