Gender
Male
Born
Jun 02, 1944
New York, New York, USA
Died
Aug 06, 2012
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Biography: Marvin Frederick Hamlisch was born on June 2, 1944 to Lilly and Max Hamlisch in Manhattan. He attended classes at Juilliard as a child, and then enrolled at Queens College while working as a rehearsal pianist on Broadway. He met Barbra Streisand as a rehearsal pianist on "Funny Girl," and their collaboration, "The Way We Were," became a No. 1 pop single. He is survived by his wife, producer Terre Blair, whom he married in 1989.

Film/TV Credits: Wrote for many films and television series including: "The Informant!," "Candles on Bay Street," "To Life!" "America Celebrates Israel's 50th," "123 Count with Me," "The Mirror Has Two Faces," "Open Season," "Seasons of the Heart," "Frankie and Johnny," "Switched at Birth," "Missing Pieces," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Sophie's Choice," "I Ought to Be in Pictures," "Ordinary People," "The Spy Who Loved Me," "Hot L Baltimore," "Take the Money and Run," "The April Fools," and "The Swimmer."

Other Awards: EGOT winner. Emmy Awards: Outstanding Music Direction for "Timeless: Live in Concert" 2001, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for "AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies Special" in 1999, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for "The Concert" in 1995, and Outstanding Music Direction for "The Concert" in 1995. Grammy Awards: Hall of Fame Award for "A Chorus Line" in 2007, Best New Artist in 1975, Song of the Year for "The Way We Were" in 1975, and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for "The Way We Were" in 1975. Oscars: Best Original Song for "The Way We Were" in 1974, Best Original Music Score for "The Way We Were" in 1974, and Best Original Song Score for "The Sting" in 1974. Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "A Chorus Line" in 1976. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2008.

Trivia:
He was the pop conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and others.
The marquees of the Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on August 8, 2012.
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Liza's at the Palace.... (Dec 03, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009)
  • Music arranged by Marvin Hamlisch
  • Music orchestrated by Marvin Hamlisch
SpecialConcert SoloOriginal
A Chorus Line (Oct 05, 2006 - Aug 17, 2008)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalDramaRevival
Imaginary Friends (Dec 12, 2002 - Feb 16, 2003)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
PlayPlay with musicOriginal
Sweet Smell of Success (Mar 14, 2002 - Jun 15, 2002)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalDramaOriginal
Minnelli on Minnelli (Dec 08, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000)
  • Music arranged by Marvin Hamlisch
  • Musical Supervisor: Marvin Hamlisch
SpecialConcertOriginal
Street Corner Symphony (Nov 24, 1997 - Feb 01, 1998)
  • Featuring songs by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Goodbye Girl (Mar 04, 1993 - Aug 15, 1993)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalComedyOriginal
Blithe Spirit (Mar 31, 1987 - Jun 28, 1987)
  • Music arranged by Marvin Hamlisch
PlayComedyFarceRevival
Smile (Nov 24, 1986 - Jan 03, 1987)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalOriginal
André DeShields' Haarlem Nocturne (Nov 18, 1984 - Dec 30, 1984)
  • Featuring songs by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalRevueOriginal
Shirley MacLaine on Broadway (Apr 19, 1984 - May 27, 1984)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
SpecialOriginal
Up in One (May 23, 1979 - Jul 01, 1979)
  • Additional musical material by Marvin Hamlisch
  • Special arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch
  • Special thanks to Marvin Hamlisch
SpecialRevueOriginal
They're Playing Our Song (Feb 11, 1979 - Sep 06, 1981)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
An Evening With Diana Ross (Jun 14, 1976 - Jul 03, 1976)
  • Featuring songs by Marvin Hamlisch
SpecialConcertOriginal
A Chorus Line (Jul 25, 1975 - Apr 28, 1990)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalDramaOriginal
Liza (Jan 06, 1974 - Jan 26, 1974)
  • Musical Arrangements: Marvin Hamlisch
  • Musical Coordinator: Marvin Hamlisch
SpecialOriginal
Seesaw (Mar 18, 1973 - Dec 08, 1973)
  • Dance arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
Minnie's Boys (Mar 26, 1970 - May 30, 1970)
  • Incidental music by Marvin Hamlisch
  • Dance arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalOriginal
Golden Rainbow (Feb 04, 1968 - Jan 11, 1969)
  • Dance Music Arranged by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalOriginal
Henry, Sweet Henry (Oct 23, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967)
  • Dance arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalOriginal
Funny Girl (Mar 26, 1964 - Jul 01, 1967)
  • Assistant Vocal arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalComedyOriginal
A Chorus Line (May 04, 2008 - Jun 13, 2010)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalDramaRevival
A Chorus Line (Sep 24, 1996 - Jun 22, 1997)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalDramaRevival
A Chorus Line (Oct 02, 1990 - May 09, 1993)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalDramaRevival
They're Playing Our Song (Jan 19, 1981 - Jul 25, 1982)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyOriginal
They're Playing Our Song (Dec 03, 1979 - Nov 07, 1981)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyOriginal
A Chorus Line (May 06, 1976 - Aug 17, 1980)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalDramaOriginal
A Chorus Line (Apr 29, 1976 - May 29, 1983)
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
MusicalDramaOriginal
Jule's Friends at the Palace (May 19, 1974 - May 19, 1974)
  • Performer: Marvin Hamlisch [Introduction]
SpecialBenefitOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Original Musical Score

2002 | Nominee  | Sweet Smell of Success
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Best Original Score

1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Music

2002 | Nominee  | Sweet Smell of Success
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
 

Outstanding Music

1993 | Nominee  | The Goodbye Girl
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
 

Outstanding Music

1979 | Nominee  | They're Playing Our Song
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Outstanding Music and Lyrics

1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

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