Remembering Broadway Legend Marvin Hamlisch

Christina Warren

Legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch -- best known for the Tony-winning musical A Chorus Line -- died Monday at the age of 68.

In his storied career, Hamlisch earned the distinction of winning every major American entertainment award -- the Emmy, the Grammy, the Oscar and the Tony (colloquially known as the EGOT) -- as well as the Pulitzer Prize.

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While Hamlisch's best-known musical was A Chorus Line, the composer also worked extensively in cinema. Hamlisch composed the scores for such well-known films as The Way We Were, The Sting (including the classic piano riff, "The Entertainer"), Sophie's Choice, The Spy Who Loved Me and Ordinary People.

In remembrance of Hamlisch's work, we've created a Spotify playlist featuring some of his most well-known compositions.

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For A Chorus Line fans, here's the "One" finale from the theatrical version of the musical. On the whole, this adaptation is more miss than hit, but this musical number still captures what made Hamlisch such an icon.


Photograph by Shel Secunda

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