Marvin Hamlisch, master film and stage composer, dies at 68

by HFPA August 7, 2012

Marvin Hamlisch, two-time Golden Globe winner and a giant of music for stage and screen, has died in Los Angeles on Monday, August 6. He was 68. In his long and illustrious career, Hamlisch penned more than forty motion picture scores including the score and song for The Way We Were and his masterful adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting. His prolific output of scores for films includes 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, A Chorus Line, Bananas, Save the Tiger, and his latest effort, Steve Soderbergh's The Informant!. Hamlisch composed some of the most unforgettable songs in contemporary movie history: besides the classic "The Way We Were", "Life Is What You Make of It", "Nobody Does It Better", "The Last Time I Felt Like This", "The Girl Who Used to Be Me", "A Chorus Line", "One" and "Through the Eyes of Love".