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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68
(June 2, 1944 – August 6, 2012)
Marvin Hamlisch, the composer and conductor best known for the torch song "The Way We Were," died Monday.
He was 68 years old. Hamlisch collapsed after a brief illness, his family announced. In a career that spanned over four decades, Hamlisch won virtually every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globes. Hamlisch composed music for more than 40 motion picture, including his Oscar-winning score and song for "The Way We Were," and his adaptation of Scott Joplin's ragtime music for "The Sting," for which he received.
Marvin Frederick Hamlisch was an American composer.
He is one of only eleven people to have been awarded Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and a Tony.
He is also one of only two people to have won those four prizes and also a Pulitzer Prize (the other is Richard Rodgers). Hamlisch also won two Golden Globes.

Marvin and Barbra

His Last Live Performance before Death

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