Marvin Hamlisch

Composer and Conductor
Born Jun 2, 1944
Hometown the United States
Died Aug 6, 2012
Death Place Los Angeles, Cali...

Marvin Frederick Hamlisch is an American composer. He is one of only thirteen people to have been awarded Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and a Tony (those four together are known as an EGOT). He is also one of only two people to EGOT and also win a Pulitzer Prize (the other is Richard Rodgers). Hamlisch has also won two Golden Globes.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on June 2, 1944.
1951 7 Years Old A few months before he turned seven, in 1951, he was accepted into what is now the Juilliard School Pre-College Division. … Read More


1967 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Hamlisch attended Queens College, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967. … Read More
1973 29 Years Old He had great success in 1973, winning two Academy Awards for the title song and the score for the motion picture The Way We Were and an Academy Award for the adaptation score for The Sting.


1974 30 Years Old He won four Grammy Awards in 1974, two for "The Way We Were".
1975 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1975, he wrote what, for its first 12 years, would be the original theme music for Good Morning America---it was built around four notes. … Read More


1989 45 Years Old In May 1989, Hamlisch married Terre Blair, a native of Columbus, Ohio, who was the weather and news anchor for that city's ABC affiliate, WSYX-Channel 6. … Read More


1994 50 Years Old Hamlisch was Musical Director and arranger of Barbra Streisand's 1994 concert tour of the U.S. and England as well as of the television special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert, for which he received two of his Emmys. … Read More
1995 51 Years Old …  He also received six Emmy Award nominations, winning four times, twice for music direction of Barbra Streisand specials, in 1995 and 2001. … Read More


He was also inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
2012 68 Years Old 1 More Event
Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin and Liza Minnelli took turns singing songs by Hamlisch during a memorial service for the composer on September 18, 2012. … Read More
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