RIP Marvin Hamlisch-1944-2012
He was an EGOT, one of only a dozen people to have won an Emmy (4), Grammy (4), Oscar (3) and a Tony (1). He also won a Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards.
Musician/composer Marvin Hamlisch has passed at age 68. Hamlisch died Monday (Aug. 6/12) at his home in Los Angeles after a brief illness. No other details have so far been released.
Hamlisch was born in New York and was a child prodigy. By age 5 he could mimic songs he heard on the radio on the piano. By age 7 he was accepted into the prestigious Julliard School of Music. His first job was as a rehearsal pianist for Funny Girl starring Barbra Streisand.
Hamlisch is most famous for composing songs and soundtracks for The Way We Were and The Sting. He also co-wrote "Nobody Does It Better" for The Spy Who Loved Me among many many others, over 40 films scores in total. He last appeared in a film cameo as himself in the 2003 movie How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days.
Hamlisch had a relationship with Carole Bayer Sager which was the inspiration for They're Playing Our Song. He was married to news anchor Terre Blaire since 1989.
Marvin Hamlisch is a one-of-a-kind who leaves behind a treasure trove of great music. His legacy in movies and music shall live forever. RIP Marvin Hamlisch. LEAVE COMMENTS.
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