The Boston Globe- The way he was; The great pianist-composer Marvin Hamlisch is fondly remembered in PBS’s ‘Masters’ series

Boston, MA – The Boston Globe. – The latest installment in the superb “American Masters” series, “Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love,” airing Friday at 9 p.m /8c.

Marvin Hamlisch film by Dramatic Forces

In the engrossing documentary about the irrepressible composer- conductor, his relatives joke that Hamlisch’s mother, Lilly, may have invented the style; Hamlisch got into Juilliard at age 6 (pre- college division).

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Wildly successful by any creative or commercial measure, Hamlisch was truly a singular sensation, writing or co-writing hit songs (“Nobody Does It Better,” “The Way We Were“), Broadway musicals (“A Chorus Line,” “Sweet Smell of Success“), and motion picture scores (“Ordinary People,” “Sophie’s Choice“). The New York native is also one of only two artists in history to have won a Pulitzer Prize, an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. (Composer Richard Rodgers is the other PEGOT.) He won three Academy Awards in one night.

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Source: Sarah Rodman, The Boston Globe.


 

2 comments

  1. It you did not watch the PBS Show American Masters “Marvin Hamlisch, What He Did For Love?’, you missed getting to know the man and his music. I watched through cloudy contact lenses because of the tears of joy. You learned not only was Marvin an extraordinary human being, but the man was Success, kind, funny, and full of life. I got the feeling he wanted you to have insight to what made him one of the greatest American Composers of our time without pretense. The show was 90 minutes without commercial interruption, took you on a journey to the 6 year old prodigy, to winning, 1 Tony, 4 Grammy’s, 4 Emmy’s 3 Golden Globes, a Pulitzer Prize, and 3 Oscars, (all in one night). Marvin cared about the art of what he was doing and truly believed in the material he was writing about.

    Terre Hamlisch, Marvin’s wife, is keeping his legacy going and her strength will keep his music alive.
    GOD BLESS HER!!

    I had the pleasure of working with Marvin in “Sweet Smell Of Success” and spent time with him and the lyricist, Craig Carnelia, and the energy was electric.

    Check your local listing because it will run again. Trust Me!!

    Five Stars,
    Bernard

  2. It you did not watch the PBS Show American Masters “Marvin Hamlisch, What He Did For Love?’, you missed getting to know the man and his music. I watched through cloudy contact lenses because of the tears of joy. You learned not only was Marvin an extraordinary human being, but the man was kind, funny, and full of life, and wanted you to have insight to what made him one of the greatest American Composers of our time without pretense. The show that was 90 minutes without commercial interruption, took you on a journey to the 6 year old prodigy, to winning, 1 Tony, 4 Grammy’s, 4 Emmy’s 3 Golden Globes, a Pulitzer Prize, and 3 Oscars, (all in one night). Marvin cared about the art of what he was doing and truly believed in the material he was writing about.

    Terre Hamlisch, Marvin’s wife, is keeping his legacy going and hr strength her and the enormous support on

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