Marvin Hamlisch, the composer of the Broadway musical A Chorus Line, died Aug. 7 following a brief illness. He was 68.
Mr. Hamlisch was best known for writing the music for the groundbreaking and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway show A Chorus Line, as well as They’re Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl, and Sweet Smell of Success.
His prolific output of scores for films included original compositions and/or musical adaptations for Sophie’s Choice, Ordinary People, The Swimmer, Three Men and a Baby, Ice Castles, Take the Money and Run, Bananas, Save the Tiger, and his latest effort The Informant!, starring Matt Damon and directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Marvin Frederick Hamlisch