Marvin Hamlisch


Marvin Hamlisch (music) achieved his first milestone at age seven, when he became the youngest person ever accepted to the prestigious Juilliard School of Music. He went on to an illustrious composing career that included nominations for 12 Academy Awards(r), 11 Golden Globes, four Grammys, 12 Tonys and seven Primetime Emmys(r), for such films as "The Mirror Has Two Faces," "Shirley Valentine," "Sophie's Choice," "Ice Castles," "Same Time, Next Year," "The Spy Who Loved Me," "Kotch" and Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant!" In 1974 he swept the Academy Awards(r), becoming the first person in history to win Oscars(r) in all three music categories the same year for "The Way We Were," for which he also received a Grammy and Golden Globe. Two years later, he received a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the Broadway production of "A Chorus Line," making him one of only two people to have won Emmy(r), Grammy, Oscar(r), Tony and Pulitzer Prize awards. When not composing music for film and television, he could often be found conducting major symphony orchestras. Marvin Hamlisch passed away Aug. 6, 2012. BEHIND THE CANDELABRA was his final film.