Salt Lake City Tribune: PBS special explores Marvin Hamlisch — ‘the people’s composer’

Hamlisch’s life and career were not one unending string of success. He struggled with flops and failures.

“I’ve seen the documentary,” Arnaz said, “and it’s very funny. And it makes you cry.”

It also shows that Hamlisch struggled after huge early success.

Read about this PBS Film Documentary about composer Marvin Hamlisch:

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Lucie Arnaz and Terre Blair Hamlisch

“But I think if Marvin was here, he’d make some sort of a joke about it and write a song about trying again and again,” Arnaz said. “It’s very inspirational for everybody just the way ‘Chorus Line’ was inspirational for normal people. You didn’t have to be a dancer trying to get a job. It was about people trying to be accepted and being allowed to do what they love to do.”

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Source: BY SCOTT D. PIERCE THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE PUBLISHED: DECEMBER 20, 2013


 

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