Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dead at 68

Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dead at 68
Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch dies in Los Angeles at age 68.

Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch has died in Los Angeles at age 68.

A family spokesman tells the Associated Press that Hamlisch passed away Monday after a brief illness. Additional details were not immediately available.

Hamlisch -- who composed the scores for dozens of movies including The Sting, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford in 1973, and Barbra Streisand's The Way We Were the same year -- won three Academy Awards, four Emmys a Tony and three Golden Globes. He also won the Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for the long-running Broadway hit A Chorus Line.

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The last film score he wrote was in 2009 for Steven Soderbergh's film The Informant! starring Matt Damon. His latest musical, The Nutty Professor, recently debuted in Nashville.

In a statement, Streisand said she was "devastated" by the loss of her friend. "The world will
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