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Legendary composer and conductor Marvin Hamlish dies at 68

Stories 07 Aug 2012

Composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch, best known for the torch song 'The Way We Were', died Monday. He collapsed after a brief illness, his family announced. He was 68 years old. In 2009 he was honored at the Ghent Film Festival with a World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hamlisch is a much-lauded composer and arranger who has composed music for films, musicals and television. He won three Oscars, two for 'The Way We Were' by Sydney Pollack with Barbra Streisand and one for the music for 'The Sting' by George Roy Hill with Paul Newman. Hamlisch also wrote the music for the James Bond film 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and for the famous musical 'A Chorus Line'. Together with composer Richard Rodgers he is the only artist to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize.

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