09:19 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 08/07/2012 09:40AM
Marvin Hamlisch, the prolific composer for film and stage, died in Los Angeles after a brief illness, a family spokesman told the Associated Press. He was 68.
No further details were immediately available.
Hamlisch became a household name in 1974, when at that April's Oscar ceremony he took home the gold for scoring both The Sting and The Way We Were. The following year he struck gold on Broadway with the landmark musical A Chorus Line.
In all, the celebrated workaholic won three Academy Awards, four Emmys and a Tony.
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