Composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68 in Los Angeles

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    Aug 07, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
    http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-mew-marvin-hamlisch-20120808,0,6427232.story

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    Composer Marvin Hamlisch was best known for his run of work that includes "The Sting," "The Way We Were," "A Chorus Line" and the song "Nobody Does It Better." (Gary Gershoff / Getty Images)

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    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.
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    Aug 07, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    He contributed so much, and will be remembered as a genius in music. 68 isn't that old, but he didn't look well lately. I wonder what caused him to put so much weight on in recent years?
  • rytheguy

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    Aug 07, 2012 1:48 PM GMT
    I literally saw him a few weeks ago with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Very sad day :/
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    Aug 07, 2012 2:09 PM GMT
    I've always enjoyed his melodies and from what I've seen he was a kind being. At least now he's in a better place.
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    Aug 07, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    So. Sad.

    A Wonderful man who contributed SO much to the theatre world.
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    Aug 07, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    Most of you are too young to have any idea how young 68 seems to me. RIP to a very talented man.

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    Aug 07, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    ChoklitDaddy saidMost of you are too young to have any idea how young 68 seems to me.



    I'm not. He died disturbingly young. RIP.
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    Aug 07, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    During Marvin's 68 year Earth adventure he shared and took most of us to places that changed our views and feelings on experiencing each of our own adventures.
    Thanks Marvin, you will always be with me through cherished memories.
    j.c.
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    Aug 07, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    I did the Nat'l tour of A Chorus Line. He came to see us in Detroit. I hope he's in a better place.

    RIP
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    Aug 07, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    I was Barbara Streisand's body double in "The Way We Were". I sang that song way better than her. Marvin agreed with me but his hands were tied. I tried to untie his hands but Ken shot me.
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    Aug 09, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    Another great one is gone.

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    Aug 09, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    kencarson saidI did the Nat'l tour of A Chorus Line. He came to see us in Detroit. I hope he's in a better place.

    RIP


    Well, he's not in Detroit anymore......icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 09, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    A sad day. :-(
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    Aug 09, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    One of the greats.

    And, of course, he wrote the score for The Spy Who Loved Me. Here's my own little tribute.

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    Aug 09, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidOne of the greats.

    And, of course, he wrote the score for The Spy Who Loved Me. Here's my own little tribute.





    Not bad but Carly does it better.
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    Aug 09, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
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    Not bad but Carly does it better.


    Haha. I don't have her warble.
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 09, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
    'The Way we Were' is a truly memorable song in that film.
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    Dec 08, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    An excellent recent BBC Radio tribute to the music of Marvin Hamlisch:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p3mnq
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    Dec 08, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidOne of the greats.

    And, of course, he wrote the score for The Spy Who Loved Me. Here's my own little tribute.



    Wow, you're awesome!!!!!!!!
  • beaujangle

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    Dec 08, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidAn excellent recent BBC Radio tribute to the music of Marvin Hamlisch:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p3mnq


    Thanks for sharing this; I really miss the high quality of BBC productions
  • FRE0

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    Dec 08, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    It's possible that his weight contributed to his early demise. I'm older than he was and probably have a number of years left.