Marvin Hamlisch

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Hamlisch in 2008

Marvin Frederick Hamlisch (June 2, 1944 – August 6, 2012) was an American composer. He was born in Manhattan, New York City.[1] He arranged the scores of lots of movies, including The Sting and Sophie's Choice. He won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award, Grammy Awards, a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize.[2]

Hamlisch died from respiratory arrest complicated by hypertension in Los Angeles, California on August 6, 2012 at the age of 68.[3]

Awards[change | change source]

Pulitzer Prize[change | change source]

Academy Awards[change | change source]

In 1974, Hamlisch became the second person to win three Academy Awards in the same evening, following Billy Wilder in 1961.

References[change | change source]

  1. Telegraph obituary
  2. "Tony Legacy, They're the Top" Archived 2003-06-09 at the Wayback Machine,, retrieved February 5, 2010.
  3. Woo, Elaine (August 8, 2012). "Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 8, 2012.