Composer Extraordinaire Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch came by KUSI for a visit on April 7, 2006. He continues to have a very impressive
and varied career in music which has spanned most of his 60 some-odd years. At seven, Marvin was
one of the youngest student ever accepted by the Julliard School of Music. He has written lots of
songs, scored many Broadway plays and forty movies. His first big song hit was "Sunshine, Lollipops,
and Rainbows," which Lesley Gore sang. Perhaps his best known songs are "The Way We Were"
and "What I Did For Love." He has worked with such recording superstars as Judy Garland,
Liza Minelli, Barbra Streisand, Lena Horne, and Tony Bennett. He continues to write for, and
conduct orchestras. He is the resident conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Marvin has garnered many accolades. He has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards, winning 3.
He was nominated for 7 Emmys, winning 4. He was nominated for 4 Grammys, and won 1 for
"Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture" for 'The Way We Were' (1973).
His Golden Globe honors include 10 nominations and 2 wins. His best known Broadway success was
A Chorus Line, for which he won a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize.
Marvin then returned on November 11, 2006 as the Guest Conductor of the San Diego Symphony.
Marvin was a pleasure to meet, and a great guest.
Click here to visit Marvin Hamlisch's website at http://www.marvinhamlisch.com/
Marvin came back on April 30, 2009 with Michael Feinstein. Click here to see those photos.
To watch a short video of Marvin's November 2006 appearance on KUSI
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