Marvin Hamlisch

American composer and conductor (1944-2012)

Marvin Frederick Hamlisch (June 2, 1944 – August 6, 2012) was an American composer. He was born in Manhattan, New York City.[1] He arranged the scores of lots of movies, including The Sting and Sophie's Choice. He won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award, Grammy Awards, a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize.[2]

Hamlisch in 2008

Hamlisch died from respiratory arrest complicated by hypertension in Los Angeles, California on August 6, 2012 at the age of 68.[3]


Pulitzer PrizeEdit

Academy AwardsEdit

In 1974, Hamlisch became the second person to win three Academy Awards in the same evening, following Billy Wilder in 1961.


  1. Telegraph obituary
  2. "Tony Legacy, They're the Top",, retrieved February 5, 2010.
  3. Woo, Elaine (August 8, 2012). "Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 8, 2012.