Quincy Jones, Melissa Manchester, and More Celebrate the Life of Music Genius Marvin Hamlisch at The Paley Center

New York, NY – Film biography Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love received a premiere screening at New York City’s Paley Center for Media.

On Monday evening, friends, family and former colleagues of the late stage and film composer Marvin Hamlisch congregated at the Paley Center for Media to preview Tony-winning producer Dori Berinstein‘s upcoming film biography, Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love. The film will join THIRTEEN‘s American Masters series, closing out season 27 with its national premiere on December 27.

Terre Blair Hamlisch with poster of her husband, composer Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

Terre Blair Hamlisch with poster of her husband, composer Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

Before his untimely passing on August 6, 2012, Hamlisch made his mark in music history as one of only two PEGOT winners, earning a Pulitzer Prize, four Emmy Awards, four Grammy Awards, three Oscars, and a Tony Award throughout his illustrious career.

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Marvin Hamlisch – What He Did For Love

In the world of Broadway, he is best known as the musical mastermind behind the Tony Award-winning score of A Chorus Line. He also composed the music for a number of other shows including Sweet Smell of Success, The Goodbye Girl, and They’re Playing Our Song. Hamlisch saved some of his greatest hits, however, for the silver screen, with tunes like “The Way We Were” and “Nobody Does It Better” and composed scores to classic films like The Sting and Sophie’s Choice.

Joining producer Berinstein on Monday evening were Hamlisch’s wife, Terre Blair, singers Melissa Manchester and Quincy Jones, and many more friends and artists who came out to celebrate Hamlisch’s legacy.

 Watch Film Preview – Pianist Kevin Cole performs Hamlisch Medley:

Source: Hayley Levitt, Theatermania Dec 11, 2013 New York City


 

2 comments

  1. Beautiful and well-deserved tribute to the amazingly talented Marvin. This memorable documentary was put-together with superb editing, including fabulous family photos and films in addition to the wonderfully touching remarks by a variety of celebrities and the moving appearances of Marvin throughout. The presentation ended abruptly just as Marvin’s life came to a sudden and untimely end. We wanted more….more about Marvin, and more Marvin!

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