Composer Marvin Hamlisch died at 68 after a brief illness. He will not be forgotten.
We’ll miss you, Marvin Hamlisch, and your scores of scores, movie soundtracks, and ballads. Best known as the composer of A Chorus Line, “The Way We Were,” “The Sting,” and The Spy Who Loved Me, among so many others, Hamlisch struck a perfect balance between profound originality and chart-topping catchiness. All-in-all, his music earned him four Emmy’s, three Academy Awards, a Tony, and a Pulitzer Prize. Here are a few of our favorite videos to honor the passing of a great artist.
An interview about his audition for Juilliard at 6 years old.
The first number in A Chorus Line
Barbara Streisand performing “The Way We Were” on a TV special in 1975
Carly Simon singing “Nobody Does It Better” from The Spy Who Loved Me