Dec 17, 2013: PBS: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
A musical prodigy accepted to Juilliard at age six, Marvin Hamlisch devoted his talents to musical theater and pop music composition. The composer and conductor earned four Grammys, four Emmys, three Oscars, three Golden Globes, a Tony Award, and a Pulitzer Prize. Barbra Streisand, Steven Soderbergh, Quincy Jones, Christopher Walken are among those who admire Hamlisch as a person and a musician.
Aug 8, 2012: The Guardian: Marvin Hamlisch obituary
The American musician Marvin Hamlisch, who has died aged 68 after a short illness, won three Oscars, four Emmys, four Grammys and a Tony award in the course of composing A Chorus Line and a host of movie soundtracks, including The Sting and The Way We Were. Barbra Streisand, who starred in the latter film alongside Robert Redford, praised Hamlisch for "his brilliantly quick mind, his generosity and delicious sense of humour, which made him a delight to be around".
Aug 2, 2012: New York Times: Marvin Hamlisch, Whose Notes Struck Gold, Dies at 68
Marvin Hamlisch, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who imbued his movie and Broadway scores with pizazz and panache and often found his songs in the upper reaches of the pop charts, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 68 and lived in New York.
June 2, 1944: Marvin Frederick Hamlisch was born in Manhattan
May 18, 1965: Hamlisch authored song "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" sung by Lesley Gore was released.
November 19, 1991: Dallas Symphony Orchestra performed a rare Hamlisch classical symphonic suite titled Anatomy of Peace (Symphonic Suite in one Movement For Full Orchestra/Chorus/Child Vocal Soloist).
July 23, 2011: Hamlisch conducted his debut concert for Pasadena Symphony and Pops at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
August 6, 2012: Hamlisch died after collapsing in Los Angeles at the age of 68. According to a copy of Hamlisch's death certificate obtained by TMZ, the cause of death was determined to be respiratory arrest, with hypertension and cerebral hypoxia as contributing factors.
August 8, 2012: At 8:00 p.m. EDT the marquee lights of the 40 Broadway theaters were dimmed for one minute in tribute to Hamlisch.
June 2, 2013: A tribute was held in New York City to remember Hamlisch on the first anniversary of his death. At the tribute, Staples Players, a high school theatre group from Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut performed a selection of material from A Chorus Line.