The New York Times: Marvin Hamlisch, A Music Master and a Mensch

New York, NY – For anyone mainly familiar with his early Broadway successes (“A Chorus Line,” “They’re Playing Our Song”) and many tunes made famous in films (“The Way We Were,” “Nobody Does It Better”), the documentary provides an interesting overview of a life devoted to music.

Dori Berinstein, Quincy Jones and Terre Blair Hamlisch during a preview of "Marvin Hamlisch, What He Did For Love" at The Paley Center

Dori Berinstein, Quincy Jones and Terre Blair Hamlisch during a preview of “Marvin Hamlisch, What He Did For Love” at The Paley Center

The young Marvin auditioned for the Juilliard School at the age of 6 and went on to notable success before he hit his mid-30s. But later years brought frustrating failures…

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Source: The New York Times - Steve McElroy


 

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  1. Marvin Hamlisch, the entertainer. R.I.P. One of his adaptations fromm Scott Joplin for the film The Sting, “The Entertainer”. hit #1 on Billboards Adult Contemporary chart and #3 on the Hot 100, selling nearly 2 million copies in the U.S. Won one Oscar for The Sting and two for “The Way We Were” film (Musical Score and song).