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.
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).
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.
Source: Sarah Rodman, The Boston Globe.