Marvin Hamlisch, Legendary Composer, Dead at 68

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By Daniel Gates


Marvin Hamlisch, the legendary composer for stage and screen, has died.

He was 68.

Hamlisch died at his home in Los Angeles on Monday after a brief illness, his family announced.

A prolific music icon, Hamlisch created memorable scores for dozens of movies, including The Sting, Sophie’s Choice and Ordinary People, and several Broadway shows like “A Chorus Line.”

His most famous collaboration was with Barbra Streisand on her anthem “The Way We Were.”


Hamlisch won three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, three Golden Globes, a Tony and the Pulitzer Prize.

His last effort was “Behind the Candelabra,” the upcoming HBO film about the life of Liberace.

Hamlisch is survived by Terre, his wife of 25 years.

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