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Marvin Hamlisch
Birth: Jun. 2, 1944
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 2012
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Composer, Pianist, Conductor. Considered by many as being one of the most talented and celebrated contributors to music in both motion picture and on stage, he is noted for "The Way We Were" (1973), "The Sting" (1973) and "A Chorus Line" (1976). The son of Austrian-Jewish parents, his father was an accordionist, Marvin was a child prodigy and earned entry into what is now called the Juilliard Pre-College Division at the age of seven. Upon graduation from Juilliard, he scored his first hit "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" which became a hit for Lesley Gore in 1965. He moved onto television and films as he contributed to the soundtrack of "The Swimmer" (1968), "The April Fools" (1969) and "Take the Money and Run" (1969). Hamlisch distinguished himself among his peers as he shared an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for the Barbra Streisand picture "The Way We Were" (1973) and received a Grammy Award and gold record status with "The Entertainer" (1974) from the film "The Sting" (1973). With the Broadway smash hit "A Chorus Line" (1976), he earned a Tony Award and shared a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Further credits include "Kotch" (1971), "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), "The Goodbye Girl" (1977), "Same Time, Next Year" (1979) and "Ice Castles" (1980). (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Max Hamlisch (1907 - 1977)
  Lilly Schachter Hamlisch (1909 - 1981)
 
Burial:
Mount Zion Cemetery
Maspeth
Queens County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Aug 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94950638
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- Kevin G. Kennedy
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014

- gecko
 Added: Mar. 2, 2014
Thank you for sharing your musical gifts with us. I loved many of your songs and was sad to hear of your passing. Rest, at Peace. With Respect,
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014
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