Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch

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As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, composer Marvin Hamlisch passed away Monday evening at 68 years old following a brief illness. We celebrate the life and career of the legend below.

Hamlisch, one of only eleven EGOT winners in the history of the entertainment industry, was awarded three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards for his work. On Broadway, he wrote the music for A Chorus Line - which received the Pulitzer Prize - as well as They’re Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success.

He is the composer of more than forty motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting, for which he received a third Oscar. His prolific output of scores for films include original compositions and/or musical adaptations for Sophie’s Choice, Ordinary People, The Swimmer, Three Men and a Baby, Ice Castles, Take the Money and Run, Bananas and Save the Tiger.

Marvin Hamlisch held the position of principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Seattle Symphony and San Diego Symphony.

Hamlisch was Musical Director and arranger of Barbra Streisand’s 1994 concert tour of the U.S. and England as well as of the television special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert (for which he received two of his Emmys).

Hamlisch's latest Broadway-bound venture, a musical adaptation The Nutty Professor, recently opened in Nashville. Hamlisch, who is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and Queens College, is survived by his wife Terre.

"Music is truly an international language," Hamlisch told BroadwayWorld in July. "It has the ability to bring people together like nothing else." 

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch and Cindy Garvey in 1984 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch and Cindy Garvey in 1983 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch and Cindy Garvey in 1981 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch at Opening Night of SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, Martin Beck Theater, NYC 3/14/2002

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch & wife at Opening Night of SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESSMartin Beck Theater, NYC 3/14/2002

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlish at Opening Night of SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESSMartin Beck Theater, NYC 3/14/2002

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Poster for All Star Benefit Six Degrees of Marvin Hamlisch benefitting The Actors Fund and honoring Broadway Musical Director Fran Liebergall at Symphony Space in New York City. 10/04/2010

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Program: All Star Benefit Six Degrees of Marvin Hamlisch benefitting The Actors Fund and honoring Broadway Musical Director Fran Liebergall at Symphony Space in New York City. 10/04/2010

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Ensemble cast performing in the All Star Benefit Six Degrees of Marvin Hamlisch benefitting The Actors Fund and honoring Broadway Musical Director Fran Liebergall at Symphony Space in New York City. 10/04/2010

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
A CHORUS LINE Revival Theatre Marquee, 10/05/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch attending the Opening Night Performance for the Revival of the 1975 Tony Award Winning Smash Hit Musical- A CHORUS LINE at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. 10/05/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Terre Blair & Marvin Hamlisch attending the Opening Night Performance for the Revival of the 1975 Tony Award Winning Smash Hit Musical- A CHORUS LINE at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. 10/05/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Terre Blair attending the Opening Night Performance for the Revival of the 1975 Tony Award Winning Smash Hit Musical- A CHORUS LINE at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. 10/05/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch attending the Opening Night Performance for the Revival of the 1975 Tony Award Winning Smash Hit Musical- A CHORUS LINE at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. 10/05/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch attending the Opening Night Performance for the Revival of the 1975 Tony Award Winning Smash Hit Musical- A CHORUS LINE at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. 10/05/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch attending the Opening Night Gypsy Robe Ceremony for the Revival of the 1975 Tony Award Winning Smash Hit Musical- A CHORUS LINE at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. 10/05/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch attending the Opening Night Gypsy Robe Ceremony for the Revival of the 1975 Tony Award Winning Smash Hit Musical- A CHORUS LINE at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. 10/05/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch attending the Opening Night Gypsy Robe Ceremony for the Revival of the 1975 Tony Award Winning Smash Hit Musical- A CHORUS LINE at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. 10/05/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch attending the Opening Night Gypsy Robe Ceremony for the Revival of the 1975 Tony Award Winning Smash Hit Musical- A CHORUS LINE at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. 10/05/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch attending the Opening Night Gypsy Robe Ceremony for the Revival of the 1975 Tony Award Winning Smash Hit Musical- A CHORUS LINE at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. 10/05/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch attending the Opening Night Performance for the Revival of the 1975 Tony Award Winning Smash Hit Musical- A CHORUS LINE at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. 10/05/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch

 

 

 

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.