Tuesday, August 7, 2012

RIP Marvin

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.

He was the composer of more than forty motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting, for which he received a third Oscar.

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


Powered by Blogger