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Legendary Music Composer Marvin Hamlisch Passes Away At Age 68

Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including “The Way We Were” and the Broadway smash “A Chorus Line,” has died in Los Angeles. at the age of 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.

Via Playbill.com

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

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