|The late composer Marvin Hamlisch|
Photo: Alex J. Berliner/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, via Associated Press
He is, of course, best known for "A Chorus Line."
|The cast of the 2009 revival as seen on tour in Chicago. Photo by Paul Kolnik.|
A child prodigy, Mr. Hamlisch was accepted into Julliard before he even turned seven. He was an Oscar winner by age 30.
He also was one of a few individuals to have won a quintuple of major awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer.
My favorites from the Hamlisch songbook (in no particular order):
"What I Did For Love" from "A Chorus Line."
"Smile" from the Broadway flop of the same name:
"I Cannot Hear the City" from "Sweet Smell of Success"
"The Way We Were" from the film of the same name.
"Through the Eyes of Love" from "Ice Castles" (Sorry, no clip)
"Disneyland" from "Smile" (sung by Jodi Benson,who would later voice Ariel in Disney's "The Little Mermaid").