Marvin Hamlisch passed away today. He was one of only eleven people to have been awarded an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. He was also one of only two people to have won those four prizes and a Pulitzer Prize. He also won two Golden Globes.
Marvin wrote a number of movie scores which went on to produce hit songs or tunes. Of note were:
- The Way We Were (1972)
- The music for The Sting – remember The Entertainer? (1973)
- Nobody Does It Better, from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
He wrote the soundtracks for 45 well-known movies.
He died aged 68 after a brief illness.