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Hamlisch, Marvin

Born: 1944 AD
Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Composers

1944 – He was born on the 2nd day of June this year in New York City to Viennese Jewish parents.


1951 – He became the youngest person ever accepted to the Juilliard School. However, anxiety issues kept him from pursuing a career as a concert pianist leading him to focus on composition instead.


1970 – This year would be his peak period as a composer. His first film score was for The Swimmer.


1974 – He had his greatest success with The Way We Were. He won two of his three Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards this year.


1977 – He co-wrote “Nobody Does It Better” from the movie James Bond “The Spy Who Loved Me.” He also had Broadway success with A Chorus Line and a score for a Neil Simon play.


1986 – He also received an Academy Award nomination in 1986 for a song in the film version of A Chorus Line.


1989 – He married his current wife this year.


1990 – During this year, he received his first Emmy nomination for his musical work for the television show Brooklyn Bridge. Later he won his first Emmy for a Barbra Streisand special. He also received a Tony nomination for music in a musical version of The Goodbye Girl.


2007 – He will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.