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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 2, 2013.
By United Press International
Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

The entertainment world mourned the loss of numerous titans and dozens of supporting players this year.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'A Chorus Line' returning to West End

'A Chorus Line' returning to West End

LONDON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The first revival of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical "A Chorus Line" is to open in London's West End in February, producers said.
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Public welcome at Hamlisch funeral

Public welcome at Hamlisch funeral

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Marvin Hamlisch's wake and funeral will take place in New York and be open to the public, the late composer's representatives said.
Broadway lights to be dimmed for Hamlisch

Broadway lights to be dimmed for Hamlisch

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The marquees of Broadway's theaters will be dimmed briefly in memory of composer Marvin Hamlisch, who died Monday at age 68, organizers said.
Composer Marvin Hamlisch dead at 68

Composer Marvin Hamlisch dead at 68

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Composer Marvin Hamlisch has died in Los Angeles after a brief illness, a spokesman for his family said Tuesday. He was 68.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 2, 2012.
By United Press International
LL Cool J reaches Long Island Hall of Fame

LL Cool J reaches Long Island Hall of Fame

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- LL Cool J, Pat Benatar and Marvin Hamlisch were among those inducted this week into the Long Island, N.Y., Music Hall of Fame

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, June 2, 2008.
By United Press International

Peters to replace Chenoweth at Pa. concert

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Broadway star Bernadette Peters has agreed to replace injured Kristin Chenoweth at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's gala concert next week.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, June 2, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 2, the 153rd of 2006 with 212 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 2, the 153rd of 2005 with 212 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: ASCAP honors Mark Snow

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- "The X-Files" composer Mark Snow is being honored this week by the American Society of Composers and Publishers for a career that in many ways exemplifies the t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Marvin Hamlisch
NYP2002042911- NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Composer Marvin Hamlisch, right, congratulates actor John Lithgow on the success of the original cast album for their Broadway musical "The Sweet Smell of Success," at a listening party held on April 29, 2002. mk/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Marvin Frederick Hamlisch (born June 2, 1944) is an American composer. He is one of only ten people to have been awarded Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and a Tony (those four together are known as an EGOT) plus a Pulitzer Prize (the other is Richard Rodgers). Hamlisch has also won two Golden Globes.

Hamlisch was born in New York City to Viennese Jewish parents: Lilly Schachter and Max Hamlisch. His father was an accordionist and bandleader. Hamlisch was a child prodigy, and by age five he began mimicking music he heard on the radio on the piano. A few months before he turned seven, in 1951, he was accepted into what is now the Juilliard School Pre-College Division. His first job was as a rehearsal pianist for Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand. Shortly after that, he was hired by producer Sam Spiegel to play piano at Spiegel's parties. This connection led to his first film score, The Swimmer. His favorite musicals growing up were My Fair Lady, Gypsy, West Side Story, and Bye Bye Birdie.

Hamlisch attended Queens College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967.

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