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Marvin Hamlisch: Winner of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize, Dies at 68

Aug. 7, 2012


Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch, the famed composer, died today in Los Angeles at age 68.

Hamlisch is one of only two people to have ever won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and a Pulitzer Prize. The other is Richard Rodgers.

Hamlisch also won two Golden Globes.

Today, as the world mourns the loss of such a great artist, and to prove his impact, his name his musical "A Chorus Line" and the the movie, "The Sting" are all trending on Twitter.

Many of his fans are stating that "A Chorus Line" had changed their lives. "A Chorus Line," released in 1975 is the reason Hamlisch has the Pulitzer. He shares that coveted prize with Michael Bennett, James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante, and Edward Kleban for his musical contribution to the original Broadway production.

Watch a piece of "A Chorus Line" below:

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