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AMERICAN MASTERS: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
AMERICAN MASTERS
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07/04/2014
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Archives and interviews highlight the career of the go-to composer for film and Broadway producers.

 


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AMERICAN MASTERS

MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE

By age 31, Marvin Hamlisch had won four Grammys, an Emmy, three Oscars, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize, making him one of only 2 PEGOT's ever. Hit after hit -"The Way We Were," "Nobody Does It Better" and scores for The Sting, Sophie's Choice and the Broadway juggernaut A Chorus Line, made him the go-to composer for film and Broadway producers and the go-to performer for every president since Reagan. His streak was unprecedented. A child prodigy accepted at Juilliard at age six, Hamlisch's classical training laid the groundwork for his popular compositions. A rich archival legacy, interviews with his A-list collaborators, and cooperation from his family combine to tell this rich and engrossing story.


 
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