One of film and show music's greatest, composer, conductor and pianist Marvin Hamlisch has died August 6, after a short illness, at age 68. He is best known for the score from "The Way We Were" and his adaptation of Scott Joplin's music in "The Sting" (who doesn't remember "The Entertainer"?). These two films also brought him three Academy Awards; he had nine more nominations between 1972 and 1997, most of them in the "Best Original Song" category.
Mr. Hamlisch also composed several Broadway musicals, with the biggest success among them being 1975's "A Chorus Line" (later made into a movie in 1986).
His diverse work made him one of only eleven people so far to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award all in a competitive category.
With him, film and show music has lost one of its greatest names. He is survived by his wife.
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