Liza Minnelli on Marvin Hamlisch- 'I have lost my first lifelong best friend'

Liza Minnelli on Marvin Hamlisch- 'I have lost my first lifelong best friend'

On this very sad day, BroadwayWorld.com will be sharing memories from around the theatre industry. This piece is written by Broadway legend Liza Minnelli. To contribute your memories, please contact us.

Marvin Hamlisch and I have been best friends since I was 13 years old. He arranged my first album, my second album, the songs for Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli at the London Palladium and just about everything else.

He was one of the funniest people I knew. I will miss his talent, our laughter & friendship, but mostly I will miss Marvin. My heart is with his wife Terre always.

I have lost my first lifelong best friend, and sadly we have lost a splendid, splendid talent.

 Minnelli last starred on Broadway in Liza's at The Palace...! which earned a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event. Minnelli has won a total of three Tony Awards awards, including a Special Tony Award. She has also won an Oscar, an Emmy Award, two Golden Globes and a Grammy Legend Award for her contributions and influence in the recording field, along with many other honors and awards. She is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. The actress was most recently seen on the HBO series 'Arrested Development' in the role of 'Lucille'.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

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