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Marvin Hamlisch, 68
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AndrewJ
2012-08-07 13:17:50 UTC
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It's being credibly reported that Oscar/Tony/Pulitzer-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch has died at age 68.

I presume he joins the 2013 Oscar reel.
orpheus
2012-08-07 13:25:03 UTC
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Post by AndrewJ
It's being credibly reported that Oscar/Tony/Pulitzer-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch has died at age 68.
I presume he joins the 2013 Oscar reel.
Only place I've seen it reported is http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/marvin-hamlisch-oscar-winning-composer-dies-68-50971
Diner
2012-08-07 13:26:46 UTC
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It's being credibly reported that Oscar/Tony/Pulitzer-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch has died at age 68. I presume he joins the 2013 Oscar reel.
http://online.wsj.com/article/APce743dd4a0154f08955c2ba5e77c7436.html

August 7, 2012, 9:16 a.m. ET
Composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68 in Los Angeles
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including "The Sting" and won a Tony for "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles at 68.

Family spokesman Jason Lee says Hamlisch died Monday after a brief illness. Other details aren't being released.

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 won three Academy Awards, four Emmys and a Tony.

—Copyright 2012 Associated Press
Diner
2012-08-07 13:31:03 UTC
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It's being credibly reported that Oscar/Tony/Pulitzer-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch has died at age 68. I presume he joins the 2013 Oscar reel.
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/tv-film/marvin-hamlisch-famed-composer-and-conductor-1007764352.story
Marvin Hamlisch, Legendary Composer and Conductor, Dead at 68
August 07, 2012 | By Billboard Staff

Marvin Hamlisch, famed composer and conductor collapsed after a brief illness and died yesterday, his family announced. He was 68.

Hamlisch, who won three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, a Pulitzer and three Golden Globes, was known as the "people's composer," He was the youngest student to be admitted by Manhattan's Julliard School of Music

Hamlisch composed over 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. Other original film scores and/or musical adaptation, included "Sophie's Choice," "Ordinary People," "The Swimmer," "Three Men and a Baby," "Ice Castles," "Take the Money and Run," Bananas," "Save the Tiger," "The Informant!," and his latest effort, "Behind the Candelabra," a film about the life of Liberace.

On Broadway, Hamlisch wrote the music for his groundbreaking show, "A Chorus Line," which received the Pulitzer Prize, as well as "They're Playing Our Song," "The Goodbye Girl" and "Sweet Smell of Success."

At the time of his death, Hamlisch held the position of Principal Pops Conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Seattle Symphony, and San Diego Symphony.

Next week, he was to be announced as the Principal Pops Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Hamlisch was also due to conduct the New York Philharmonic in its upcoming New Year's Eve concert.

Hamlisch was scheduled to leave for Nashville later this week to see his hit musical, "The Nutty Professor." He was also working on a new Broadway musical called "Gotta Dance."

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

© 2012 Billboard. All rights reserved.
News
2012-08-07 15:03:58 UTC
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Post by AndrewJ
It's being credibly reported that Oscar/Tony/Pulitzer-winning composer
Marvin Hamlisch has died at age 68.
I presume he joins the 2013 Oscar reel.
And the Emmy reel!
There goes Corby's list of people with all those "locks" he thinks will
be on it!
He's going to be *so* disappointed!
Hamlisch is a TRUE LOCK.
Corby Gilmore
2012-08-08 01:06:28 UTC
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Post by AndrewJ
It's being credibly reported that Oscar/Tony/Pulitzer-winning composer
Marvin Hamlisch has died at age 68.
I presume he joins the 2013 Oscar reel.
And the Emmy reel!
There goes Corby's list of people with all those "locks" he thinks will
be on it!
He's going to be *so* disappointed!
Hamlisch is a TRUE LOCK.
As a 4-time Emmy winner, Hamlisch is absolutely a lock.
News
2012-08-08 04:07:59 UTC
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Post by AndrewJ
It's being credibly reported that Oscar/Tony/Pulitzer-winning composer
Marvin Hamlisch has died at age 68.
I presume he joins the 2013 Oscar reel.
And the Emmy reel!
There goes Corby's list of people with all those "locks" he thinks will
be on it!
He's going to be *so* disappointed!
Hamlisch is a TRUE LOCK.
As a 4-time Emmy winner, Hamlisch is absolutely a lock.
I believe I already said that.
Now, *who* are you going to boot to make room for Hamlisch?
And don't tell me you are just going to add him to your already
too-large "lock list!"
Corby Gilmore
2012-08-08 01:03:50 UTC
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Post by AndrewJ
It's being credibly reported that Oscar/Tony/Pulitzer-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch has died at age 68.
I presume he joins the 2013 Oscar reel.
If Hamlisch were somehow omittted, the Oscarswould certainly feel "The
Sting" of shame!
Michael OConnor
2012-08-08 02:31:09 UTC
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Post by Corby Gilmore
If Hamlisch were somehow omittted, the Oscarswould certainly feel "The
Sting" of shame!
He also had a major hit on the Billboard Pop charts in early 1974 for
his version of "The Entertainer" from the Sting.


News
2012-08-08 04:13:18 UTC
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Post by Corby Gilmore
If Hamlisch were somehow omittted, the Oscarswould certainly feel "The
Sting" of shame!
He also had a major hit on the Billboard Pop charts in early 1974 for
his version of "The Entertainer" from the Sting.
Senior year at U. of Mo.
One of my fondest memories, with the environment (Nixon on the way
out), the great songs (incl. the above), and the wild streaking craze in
early March!
Post by Michael OConnor
http://youtu.be/cbdd8ExYMM8
IIRC, he got that from a re-working of a Scott Joplin song in "The
Sting" (movie).
Yes!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sting


R.I.P. Marvin Hamlisch.

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