Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Conductor and composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Marvin Hamlisch, a stalwart presence with the Pittsburgh Pops who composed the scores for dozens of movies including "The Sting" and won a Pulitzer Prize for "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles at 68.

Family spokesman Jason Lee told The Associated Press that Mr. Hamlisch, the Pittsburgh Pops' principal conductor, died Monday after a brief illness. Other details have not been released.

Mr. Hamlisch's career included composing, conducting and arranging music from Broadway to Hollywood. His movies included "The Way We Were" and "Sophie's Choice."

He is one of only 12 people to have earned Emmys, Grammys, Oscars (three) and a Tony.

He is also one of only two to have won those four prizes and also a Pulitzer Prize. The other is Richard Rodgers.

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