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- "Dig a Hole: Marvin Hamlisch" · Aug. 7, 2012
Oscar/Grammy/Emmys/Tony award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch was one of only eleven people in the vaunted history of awards-giving to have received an Emmy, Tony, Oscar, and Grammy. The popular composer didn't stop there. Hamlisch also took home a Pulitzer and a couple of prized Golden Globe doorstops.
He spent several years serving as Principal Pops conductor for the San Diego Symphony.
His movie scores include motion picture scores include The Way We Were and The Sting (both Oscar winners), as well as Ice Castles, Ordinary People, Sophie’s Choice, and Three Men and a Baby.
Hamlisch died in August 2012, at the age of 68. He was working on the musical adaptation of Jerry Lewis’ The Nutty Professor at the time of his death.