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Marvin Hamlisch

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Birthday
2, 1944
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 6, 2012 (68)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
2, 1944
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 6, 2012 (68)

About

Composed the score for 1975's A Chorus Line, receiving both a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize for his work.

Before Fame

He was a rehearsal pianist for Funny Girl starring Barbra Streisand. His first hit was Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows written with Howard Liebling and recorded by Lesley Gore in 1965.

Trivia

He played the piano for An Evening with Groucho, Groucho Marx's 1972 Carnegie Hall show.

Family Life

His work on the musical They're Playing Our Song was based on his lengthy romantic relationship with singer and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager. He married news anchor Terre Blair on March 6, 1989.

Associated With

He scored numerous films, including 1973's The Sting for which he won an Academy Award for his adaptation of Scott Joplin 's ragtime music, especially The Entertainer, which was a No. 1 Billboards Adult Contemporary chart hit.