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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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Won 3 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »


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The Informant! Composer
The Sting Music Department


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 2006 Candles on Bay Street (TV Movie)
 1997 Sesame Street: 123 Count with Me (Video short)
 1995 Open Season (music)
 1994 Seasons of the Heart (TV Movie)
 1992 Tevin Campbell: One Song (Video short)
 1991 Switched at Birth (TV Mini Series)
 1991 A Chorus Line (Video)
 1989 The Experts
 1988 Danger in Paradise (Short)
 1988 David (TV Movie)
 1988 Little Nikita (music by)
 1987 When the Time Comes (TV Movie)
 1987 The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1987)
- Episode #1.1 (1987)
 1987 The Morning Program (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1987)
 1985 The Shirley MacLaine Show (TV Special)
 1985 D.A.R.Y.L.
 1984 A Streetcar Named Desire (TV Movie)
 1980 Omnibus (TV Series)
 1980 Gilda Live
 1979 Chapter Two
 1979 Starting Over
 1978 Ice Castles (music)
 1977 The Absent-Minded Waiter (Short)
 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me (music by)
 1975 The Entertainer (TV Movie)
 1975 Beacon Hill (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- The Pretenders (1975)
- The Test (1975)
- The Suitors (1975)
- The Speakeasy (1975)
 1975 Hot l Baltimore (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Suzy's Wedding (1975)
 1974 Jerry (TV Movie) (music by)
 1974 Love from A to Z (TV Movie)
 1974 Ma and Pa (TV Movie)
 1973 Carroll O'Connor Special (TV Special)
 1973 The Way We Were (music)
 1972 Help, Inc. (TV Movie) (music by)
 1971 Something Big
 1971 Kotch
 1971 Bananas
 1970 Flap
 1970 Move
 1968 The Swimmer
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"Liza," a Broadway Special Production. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Fred Ebb, musical arrangements by Ralph Burns, Billy Byers, Marvin Hamlisch, Mort Lindsey, and Peter Matz, music arranged by Fred Werner, choreography by Bob Fosse and Ron Lewis, directed by Bob Fosse. Winter Garden Theatre: 6 Jan 1974- 26 ... See more »

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[on The Way We Were (1973)] I wanted to write something that was uplifting and positive. On the other hand, there is a tremendous amount of bittersweetness to that film, so it's a real duality. And that why I think the song - though it is in a major mode - is quite sad. See more »


Made film history in 1974 as the first individual ever to win three Academy Awards in one night in all three music categories. One for the song, "The Way We Were" (with co-writers Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman), another for composing the score of The Way We Were (1973), and a third for the adaptation of Scott Joplin's ragtime music for The Sting (1973). See more »

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