Legendary Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies At 68

Tue, August 7, 2012 9:50am EST by 2 Comments
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Marvin composed some of the most iconic scores of stage and screen, including ‘The Way We Were’ and ‘A Chorus Line.’

The world lost an immense talent this week. Marvin Hamlisch died Aug. 6 in Los Angeles after battling a brief illness, family spokesman Jason Lee tells the Associated Press.

One of the few people in history to “EGOT” — earn an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award — Marvin is responsible for scoring some of Hollywood and Broadway’s most iconic works.

Celebrities took to Twitter to mourn the great loss.

Debra Messing tweeted: “The GREAT Marvin Hamlisch passed away… What a loss. What a talent. What contributions… #rip.”

How will YOU remember Marvin Hamlisch? Drop us a comment with your favorite song he wrote, or score he composed. There were plenty of them.

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Posted at 10:21 AM on August 7, 2012  

I remember watching a bio on him on 60 minutes when I was a kid (about 25 years ago), and the romantic way he proposed to his (then?) wife. I’m not a huge Broadway fan, but I’m in awe of his contribution to music history. RIP. Tremendous loss.

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Barbara Strizic

Posted at 10:17 AM on August 7, 2012  

I remember him being introduced on a television program by Grocho Marxx who was an unknown to most people at that time. Grocho predicted that he would be great at that time.

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