Marvin Hamlisch - Marvin Hamlisch, Broadway And Hollywood Composer Dies, Aged 68
The composer Marvin Hamlisch died at the age of 68 this week. He had been suffering from a brief but unspecified illness, USA Today reports. Hamlisch was well-known for his work composing music for Broadway musicals and screen musicals, including A Chorus Line, The Way We Were and The Sting. He also wrote a number of memorable film scores, for films such as Sophie's Choice and Take The Money And Run, as well as contributing to the music for the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me.
As well as his high profile career in Hollywood and on Broadway, Hamlisch also worked tirelessly as an arranger and conductor. He led symphony orchestras across the United States and continued to work until the end of his life. One of his most recent compositions will be heard in the forthcoming HBO movie about Liberace, entitled 'Behind the Candleabra.'