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    Marvin Hamlisch Composer Dead at 68


    by ClevverMusic

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    Famed Broadway composer Marvin Hamlisch had passed away at the age of 68. Welcome back to ClevverMusic. The prolific songwriter Marvin Hamlisch was pronounced dead yesterday August 6 at the early age of 68. According to The Associated Press, Marvin reportedly collapsed and died unexpectedly after a brief illness, the official cause of death has not been announced.

    Marvin was an Oscar-winning composer best known for scoring the Broadway musical "A Chorus Line" and films such as "Three Men and a Baby" and "The Way We Were". During Marvin's long career he scored dozens of scores for plays, film, and television, along with conducting symphonies. His talents didn't end there, he wrote "Break It To Me Gently" with Carole Bayer Sager, which was a No. 1 R&B hit for Aretha Franklin. Aretha was quoted saying about Marvin, "He was classic and one of a kind," and called him one of the "all-time great" producers.

    Marvin's long lists of awards include three Oscars, four Grammys, four Golden Globes, four Emmys and a Tony for "A Chorus Line" which also won a Pulitzer. He was once a child prodigy, playing music at an early age, and attended the Juilliard School of Music when he was seven. He landed his first theater job as a rehearsal pianist for the 1964 Broadway production of "Funny Girl" starring Barbra Streisand.

    There's no doubt this musical genius will be missed, and we send our condolences to his peers, family, friends, and fans. Be sure to subscribe to ClevverMusic for more breaking music news, see you soon.