Tuesday, August 07, 2012

RIP, Marvin Hamlisch

Sad to read that acclaimed composer Marvin Hamlisch -- who won the Oscar for Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were," as well as a Tony and a Pulitzer in a storied career spanning six decades -- has died at the young age of 68. His  legacy is secure -- Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better" alone would have done that -- yet it was a couple of nerds who first introduced me to the man. Read his New York Times obituary HERE.


Frank Anthony Polito said...

I must admit that I came to know Mr. Hamlisch via "The Great Space Coaster" back in the early '80s. Though anyone who's read my Lambda Award-winning DRAMA QUEERS! knows I'm a big ICE CASTLES fan and of its theme "Through the Eyes of Love" also penned by Mr. H.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Marvin Hamlisch!!
I loved what he did for the 1994 Barbra Streisand concert - pure class!!