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Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012)

Musical talent ran in Marvin Hamlisch's family - his father was an accordionist, and at seven Hamlisch was the youngest student ever accepted by Manhattan's Julliard School of Music. Hamlich furthered his education by taking night classes at Queens College and working during the day as a rehearsal pianist for Broadway shows. He eventually began ... See full bio »

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 2014 Modern Family (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Sleeper (2014) ... (music: "Nobody Does It Better")
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted (music: "A Chorus Line") / (writer: "I Hope I Get It")
 2013 Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie) (writer: "I Belong with You")
 2011-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Episode #21.96 (2013) ... (music: "The Way We Were" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.185 (2012) ... (music: "The Way We Were" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.166 (2011) ... (music: "The Way We Were" - uncredited)
 2012 The X Factor Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 3 Finals (2012) ... (writer: "The Way We Were")
 2012 Everything or Nothing (Documentary) (writer: "Nobody Does It Better")
 2012 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.10 (2012) ... (music: "One")
 2012 Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony (TV Special) (music: "The Way We Were")
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.110 (2011) ... (music: "The Way We Were")
 2011 Coach Trip (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Journey Home (2011) ... (music: "Nobody Does It Better" - uncredited)
 2011 Catch Me... I'm in Love (music: "Fallin'")
  Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (TV Mini-Series documentary) (music - 1 episode, 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Best Band in the Land (2010) ... (music: "The Only Way to Go") / (performer: "The Only Way to Go", "Anything Goes", "Tea for Two")
 2010 Glee (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Duets (2010) ... (music: "Sing!" - uncredited)
- Audition (2010) ... (music: "What I Did for Love" - uncredited)
 2010 Dirty Girl (writer: "Through The Eyes Of Love")
 2010 Farewell 'The Bill' (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Nobody Does It Better" - uncredited)
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... ("The Entertainer", uncredited)
- Blockbuster Heroes (2010) ... (writer: "Nobody Does It Better" - uncredited)
 2010 Fringe (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Brown Betty (2010) ... (music: "I Hope I Get It" - uncredited)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Zach Galifianakis/Vampire Weekend (2010) ... (music: "Nobody Does It Better" - uncredited)
- Anne Hathaway/The Killers (2008) ... (music: "What I Did for Love" - uncredited)
- The Rock/Andrew W.K. (2002) ... (writer: "Through the Eyes of Love" (Theme from Ice Castles) - uncredited)
 2010 Loose Cannons (writer: "The Way We Were")
 2010 Ice Castles (writer: "Through The Eyes Of Love", "Scarlotti Suite 1")
 2010 House M.D. (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Down Low (2010) ... (music: "One (From 'A Chorus Line')" - uncredited)
 2009 The New Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 18 December 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "Nobody Does It Better")
 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (writer: "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows")
 2009 The Informant! (music: "Trust Me")
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Finale: Winner Announced (2009) ... (music: "One")
- Two of Eight Voted Off (2009) ... (music: "One")
 2009 The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "What I Did For Love")
 2009 Land of the Lost (writer: "I Hope I Get It (From 'A Chorus Line')")
 2009 Fired Up! (writer: "One" from Chorus Line)
 2008 Bedtime Stories (writer: "I Can Do That")
 2008 One True Love ("The Last Time I Felt Like This")
 2008 London 2012 Party (TV Movie) (music: "Nobody Does It Better")
 2008 Meet Dave (music: "One")
 2008 2008 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Nobody Does It Better")
 2007 The 61st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "I Hope I Get It", "One")
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- East Side Story (2007) ... (music: "The Way We Were")
 2007 Shrek the Third (writer: "One")
 2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (Documentary) (writer: "I Hope I Get It")
 2007 La mandrágora (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 February 2007 (2007) ... ("One")
 2007 29... and still a Virgin (TV Movie) (writer: "Nobody Does It Better")
 2006 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Best Of: 100 Folgen Hinter Gittern (2006) ... (writer: "I Finally Found Someone" - uncredited)
 2006 American Dreamz (writer: "One")
 2005 Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2 (Video) (writer: "Nobody Does It Better")
 2005 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (writer: "NOTHING")
 2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (as Hamlisch, "Nobody Does It Better")
 2004 Little Black Book (writer: "Nobody Does It Better")
 2004 The 58th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "What I Did for Love")
 2004 Connie and Carla (writer: "What I Did for Love")
 2004 Home of Phobia (writer: "Through the Eyes of Love")
 2001-2003 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Watching the Baby (2003) ... (music: "One" - uncredited)
- Mini-Bike (2001) ... (music: "I Hope I Get It" - uncredited)
 2003 Lost in Translation (music: "Nobody Does It Better" (1977))
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (writer: "Through The Eyes Of Love")
 2003/I The In-Laws (writer: "The Way We Were")
 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days ("One") / (performer: "You're So Vain")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1993) (writer - 1 episode, 2002) (music - 1 episode, 1994)
- The Great Louse Detective (2002) ... (writer: "The Way We Were" - uncredited)
- Treehouse of Horror V (1994) ... (music: "One")
- Marge on the Lam (1993) ... ("Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows", uncredited)
 2002 Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Nobody Does It Better")
 2002 The Graduation (writer: "The Way We Were")
 2002 Bond Girls Are Forever (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Spy Who Loved Me", "Nobody Does It Better")
 2002 The 56th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Dirt") / (performer: "A Tribute to Richard Rodgers")
 2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- What I'll Never Do for Love Again (2002) ... (music: "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three", "The Music and the Mirror", "What I Did for Love")
 2002 V premios Max de las artes escénicas (TV Movie) (writer: "One")
 2001 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand (TV Special documentary) (music: "On the Way to Becoming Me")
 2001 The Tick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Big Leagues (2001) ... (writer: "The Way We Were" - uncredited)
 2001 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (writer: "I Finally Found Someone")
 2000 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Alone Time (2000) ... (music: "Through the Eyes of Love" - uncredited)
 2000 The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "The Way We Were")
 2000 Tribute to Desmond Llewelyn (Video documentary short) (writer: "Nobody Does It Better" - uncredited)
 1999 Great Performances (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) ... (music: "Nothing", "One")
 1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous (writer: "Through The Eyes Of Love")
 1999 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends (TV Special documentary) (music: "Without You")
  The Nanny (TV Series) (1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- The Finale: Part 2 (1999) ... (writer: "The Way We Were" - uncredited)
- Ode to Barbra Joan (1994) ... ("The Way We Were", uncredited)
 1999 200 Cigarettes ("Through the Eyes of Love")
 1999 Regine: R2K (Video documentary) (writer: "Fallin'")
 1998 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (TV Special documentary) (music: "A Ticket To Dream")
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (music - 6 episodes, 1992 - 1998) (writer - 3 episodes, 1993 - 1997)
- The Space Children (1998) ... (music: "One" - uncredited)
- Devil Doll (1997) ... (writer: "The Way We Were" - uncredited)
- Escape 2000 (1996) ... (music: "One")
- The Violent Years (1994) ... (writer: "The Way We Were")
- Operation Double 007 (1993) ... (music: "One")
 1998 It's Tough to Be a Bug (Short) (music: "One")
 1998 My Giant (writer: "What I Did for Love")
 1997 The 69th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "I've Finally Found Someone")
 1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces (writer: "I Finally Found Someone")
 1995 Springfield's Most Wanted (TV Short) (writer: "The Way We Were")
 1995 Barbra: The Concert (TV Special documentary) (music: "The Way We Were" (1973), "Ordinary Miracles" (1993) - uncredited)
 1990-1995 Seinfeld (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- The Diplomat's Club (1995) ... (music: "The Way We Were" - uncredited)
- The Robbery (1990) ... (music: "I Hope I Get It" - uncredited)
 1995 Boys on the Side (writer: "The Way We Were")
 1994 Bert (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hjärnsläpp (1994) ... ("TOGETHER")
 1993 Animaniacs (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Animator's Alley/Can't Buy a Thrill/Holly Woodchuck (1993) ... (music: "One" - uncredited)
 1993 Memory (TV Movie) (music: "Ball: 10, Cul: 3")
 1993 The 47th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Paula")
 1993 Melrose Place (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- End Game (1993) ... (writer: "The Way We Were")
 1992 Missing Pieces (music: "HIGH ENERGY")
 1992 Estan tocant la nostra cançó (TV Movie) (music: "Caure (Fallin')", "Te'n sortiràs (Workin' It Out)", "Si ell volgués conèixem/Si jo no fos músic (If He Really Knew Me)", "Estan tocant la meva cançó (They're Playing My Song - His)", "Estan tocant la meva cançó (They're Playing My Song - Hers)", "Estan tocant la nostra cançó (They're Playing Our Song)", "Sí (Right)", "Sí, sí", "Aquesta nit (Just for Tonight)", "Quan ens abraçem (When You're in My Arms)", "Una altra cançó?", "Un final molt oportú", "Posa-li un text (Fill in the Words)")
 1991 Frankie and Johnny (writer: "UNTIL YOU LET GO")
 1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear ("THE WAY WE WERE")
 1991 What About Bob? (writer: "Good Morning America Theme")
 1991 Married with Children (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kids! Wadaya Gonna Do? (1991) ... (writer: "The Way We Were" - uncredited)
 1991 George Burns' 95th Birthday Party (TV Special) (music: "It's The Only Way To Go")
 1990 Whatever Happened to Mason Reese (Short) (writer: "Hour Magazine Theme")
 1990 Donahue (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 March 1990 (1990) ... (music: "What I Did for Love", "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three", "At the Ballet")
 1990 The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "The Girl Who Used to Be Me")
 1989 Shirley Valentine (music: "The Girl Who Used to Be Me")
 1989 Happy Together (music: "What I Did For Love")
 1989 The 61st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "(I Wanna Be an) Oscar Winner")
 1989 Troop Beverly Hills (writer: "The Way We Were" - as M. Hamlisch)
 1989 The January Man (music: "I KNOW THE FEELING")
 1988 The 42nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Music and the Mirror")
 1988 Big (writer: "The Way We Were")
 1988 The 60th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "I Hope I Get It" (from "A Chorus Line"))
 1987 In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Jerome Kern (TV Movie) (performer: "Old Man River/Finale")
 1987 3 Men and a Baby (writer: "The Minute I Saw You")
 1987 A Capitol Fourth (TV Movie) (performer: "Ragtime Medley")
 1987 Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Bond 77" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nobody Does It Better" - uncredited)
 1987 Shy People (writer: "The Way We Were")
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "I Hope I Get It")
 1986 One Voice (TV Special documentary) (writer: "The Way We Were")
 1986 The 58th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Surprise, Surprise")
 1986 Laulu (Documentary) (writer: "Hyppään tyhjyyteen (Fallin')")
 1985 A Chorus Line (music: "A Chorus Line", "I Hope I Get It", "Who Am I Anyway?", "I Can Do That", "At the Ballet", "Surprise, Surprise", "Nothing", "Let Me Dance for You", "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three", "One", "What I Did for Love")
 1985 D.A.R.Y.L. (music: "Somewhere I Belong")
 1985 Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed (TV Movie) (music: "One (Singular Sensation)" - uncredited)
 1984 A Streetcar Named Desire (TV Movie) (writer: "Til the Blues Get Gone")
  Salute! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1983) (writer - 1 episode, 1983)
- Peter Allen (1983) ... (performer: "Two Boys") / (writer: "Two Boys")
 1983 Romantic Comedy (writer: "Maybe")
 1983 The 37th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie) (performer: "Rhapsody in Blue", "When You Want 'Em You Can't Get 'Em", "The Real American Folk Song (Is a Rag)", "Someone to Watch Over Me")
 1983 Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- El debut de las secretarias (1983) ... (music: "One")
 1983 The Facts of Life (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Graduation: Part 2 (1983) ... (music: "The Way We Were")
 1982 The 36th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "They're Playing Our Song")
 1982 I Ought to Be in Pictures (lyrics: "One Hello") / (music: "One Hello")
 1982 On Location: Robert Klein at Yale (TV Movie) (writer: "Fallin'")
 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "What I Did For Love")
 1981 The Devil and Max Devlin (music: "Roses And Rainbows", "Any Fool Can See")
 1980 Hour Magazine (TV Series) (writer: "Hour Magazine Theme")
 1980 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 May 1980 (1980) ... (music: "I Still Believe in Love")
 1980 Fame (writer: "The Way We Were" (1973) - uncredited)
 1980 The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love)")
 1979 Martine (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Martine Show (1979) ... (music: "Hé" (One))
 1979 Chapter Two (music: "I'm On Your Side")
 1979 Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 November 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Better Than Ever")
 1979 Starting Over ("The Way We Were" (1973)) / (music: "Better Than Ever" (1979), "Easy For You" (1979), "Starting Over" (1979))
 1979 The 33rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "They're Playing Our Song - His", "They're Playing Our Song - Hers")
 1979 The 51st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special documentary) (music: "The Last Time I Felt Like This")
 1978 Ice Castles (music: "Through the Eyes of Love")
 1978 Same Time, Next Year (music: "The Last Time I Felt Like This")
 1978 The King of Kung Fu (writer: "Bond 77 (James Bond Theme)")
 1978 Things We Did Last Summer (TV Movie) (writer: "Nobody Does It Better")
 1978 Bu ze shou duan (music: "Nobody does it better", "Stranger in Paradise")
 1978 The 50th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Nobody Does It Better".)
 1977 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 1 September 1977 (1977) ... (music: "Nobody Does it Better")
- Episode dated 18 August 1977 (1977) ... (music: "Nobody Does it Better")
 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me (writer: "Nobody Does It Better")
  The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1977) (music - 1 episode, 1976)
- Episode #2.15 (1977) ... (writer: "The Way We Were")
- Episode #2.12 (1976) ... (music: "What I Did For Love")
 1976 Barbra: With One More Look at You (TV Movie documentary) (music: "The Way We Were")
 1976 The George Burns Special (TV Special) (writer: "The Only Way to Go")
  Police Woman (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1976) (writer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Tennis Bum (1976) ... (music: "The Way We Were") / (writer: "The Way We Were")
  The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1976) (writer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Pilot (1976) ... (music: "One" - uncredited) / (writer: "What I Did for Love", "The Way We Were" - uncredited)
 1976 The Night of Submission (writer: "The Way We Were" - uncredited)
 1974-1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 30 September 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "The Way We Were")
- Episode dated 29 April 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "The Way We Were")
- Episode dated 21 January 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "The Way We Were")
- Episode dated 29 October 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "The Way We Were")
- Episode dated 7 March 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "The Way We Were")
 1975 Funny Girl to Funny Lady (TV Special documentary) (music: "The Way We Were")
 1974 The 46th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "The Way We Were")
 1973 The Sting (performer: "Easy Winners" (1901), "The Entertainer" (1902), "Gladiolus Rag" (1907), "Pineapple Rag" (1908), "Rag Time Dance" (1906), "Solace" (1909) - uncredited) / (writer: "Hooker's Hooker" - uncredited)
 1973 The Way We Were (writer: "The Way We Were" (1973))
 1972 The War Between Men and Women (music: "You And Me")
 1972 The Special London Bridge Special (TV Movie) (writer: "Ballet music")
 1972 The 44th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Life Is What You Make It")
 1971 Kotch (music: "Life Is What You Make It")
 1971 Bananas (lyrics: "Quiero La Noche") / (music: "Quiero La Noche", "Cause I Believe In Loving")
 1970 Move (music: "Move")
 1969 Take the Money and Run (performer: "Soul Bossa Nova")
 1969 The April Fools (writer: "Peter's Pad", "La La La", "Safari Club", "Wake Up", "Sugar Kite", "Flame", "I Remember The Rain")
 1968 The Swimmer ("Send for Me in Summer")
 1967 Batman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That Darn Catwoman (1967) ... (writer: "California Nights" - uncredited)
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.54 (1965) ... (writer: "Sunshine, Lollipops and Roses")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.51 (1965) ... (writer: "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows")
 1965 Ski Party (writer: "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows")
 1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.33 (1964) ... (writer: "The Travelin' Life")
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After legendary musical composer, Richard Rodgers, Marvin Hamlisch is only the second artist to have won the all of the five big awards Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Grammy, and the most rare, a Pulitzer Prize. See more »

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