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First emerging within the middle-’70s, Marvin Hamlisch was among the best composers in film, theater, and well-known music. As holder of several gold record honours for his soundtrack and ensemble recordings, as well as the composer of a few of the most well-known music ever trim by Barbra Streisand and Lesley Gore, among numerous others, he was one of the few “superstars” in the wonderful world of well-known music, structure, and songwriting to attain main public recognition following the introduction of rock and roll music within the ’60s. Delivered in NY in 1944, Marvin Hamlisch was raised on Manhattan’s Top West Aspect. His dad was an accordionist and bandleader focusing on dance music and Hamlisch demonstrated a desire for music young. At age group five, Hamlisch was mimicking the music he noticed on the air in the piano, and he started lessons a season later. At age group seven, he auditioned for the Juilliard College of Music by transcribing the then-current strike “Goodnight Irene” into different tips spontaneously, on demand in the -panel judging him. He was recognized, getting the youngest pupil in Juilliard’s background; he afterwards graduated from Queens University in NY. In his teenagers, Hamlisch’s performing skill appeared to beckon a profession within the concert hall, but he demonstrated psychologically unsuited to being truly a concert pianist, due to horrible anxiety that demonstrated difficult to get over being a guy. He turned rather to composition, a task that he previously generally pursued privately. While still at Juilliard, he proved helpful being a music counselor at an upstate camp, where a few of his music were performed; among the music he originally composed for the show on the camp, “Travelin’ Guy,” was documented by Liza Minnelli on her behalf debut album. Nevertheless, Hamlisch’s initial strike emerged when he was 21 yrs . old, from Lesley Gore, by means of “Sunlight, Lollipops and Rainbows,” which rode the Billboard graphs for 11 weeks in 1965, peaking at amount 13. (The melody, in Lesley Gore’s edition, later thought prominently within a Simpsons event parodying the film Thelma & Louise once the law enforcement chief places some run after music on in his cruiser). Minnelli helped Hamlisch property a spot because the arranger in the Broadway productions of Crazy Female and Fade In — Fade Out, and it had been in that capability that he initial made his method in the movie theater globe. On Henry, Special Henry and down the road Golden Rainbow, he organized the dance music, while he also offered because the rehearsal pianist for The Bell Phone Hour on tv. Hamlisch broke in to the film business due to a celebration he went to where he overheard manufacturer Sam Speigel stating that he required music for the film version of John Cheever’s tale The Swimmer. Hamlisch visited focus on his very own and provided the manufacturer with a primary theme and was involved to accomplish the rating for the film. He subsequently inserted the orbit of Woody Allen through the latter’s start in cinema, composing the music for Allen’s debut film, Consider the amount of money and Operate (1969), and his second film, Bananas (1971). Hamlisch’s various other early film music initiatives involved such films as The Apr Fools, Conserve the Tiger, Move, Kotch, and Extra fat City, films which were even more interesting towards the critics than to the general public, with regards to their effect — his music from Kotch, “Existence Is EVERYTHING YOU ALLOW IT TO BE,” was also nominated for an Academy Honor in 1971. He’d have to wait around a couple of years to be known by the general public for his film music, but Hamlisch continued to be active in theatre, composing the incidental music and dance plans for the musical humor Minnie’s Boys, an attribute in line with the early professions from the Marx Brothers. His reference to the Marxes became very much closer when Hamlisch was selected by Groucho Marx to become his pianist and directly man (type of the successor to George Fenneman) in his stage work, which he taken to dance clubs and university campuses. The middle-’70s would end up being Hamlisch’s heyday like a composer and a significant force in well-known tradition. In 1973, Hamlisch was involved to rating JUST HOW We Had been, a high-profile passionate theatre starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. Streisand primarily balked at using Hamlisch’s name music (authored with lyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman); it became among the singer’s biggest graph strikes, her first million-selling solitary, and something of her most recognizable music. Not only do the song earn the Oscar, but therefore do Hamlisch’s entire rating. Having generated one of the primary movie-related pop strikes from the initial fifty percent of the 10 years, Hamlisch taken off a far more prodigious feat another year along with his rating for The Sting. Constructed over the music of Scott Joplin, the music in the Sting helped spearhead a complete revival appealing in Joplin’s function, which resulted not merely in popular record for Hamlisch (The Entertainer) but large product sales for rival recordings of Joplin’s music by statistics such as for example Joshua Rifkin, amongst others. Hamlisch also gained his second Oscar for The Sting. Hamlisch also ventured into composing music for tv in 1975 along with his theme music for just two series that illustrated the number from the medium’s eyesight at that time: Beacon Hill, an extremely derivative series motivated by the achievement from the United kingdom class system play Upstairs, Downstairs, as well as the Sizzling hot L Baltimore, an envelope-ripping sitcom (modified from a play) about lifestyle in a seedy resort populated by individuals who, at that time, would have result from the wrong edges of most audiences’ monitors. Neither lasted, but Hamlisch produced a far more significant contribution to the tiny display screen in 1976 when he composed the music for the NBC version of John Osborne’s The Entertainer, starring Jack port Lemmon. That same yr, Hamlisch obtained possibly the biggest strike of his profession having a Chorus Range, his initial attempt at composing a Broadway musical, co-authored with lyricist Edward Kleban. Starting on Broadway in-may of 1975, it became probably the most effective musical from the 10 years, winning multiple honours in the discount and running smoothly in to the ’90s. Among the score’s tracks, “What I DID SO for Like,” continues to be recorded a huge selection of instances by performers including Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, Jim Nabors, as well as the Three Levels. Hamlisch chose that time in his profession to revive his carrying out career having a cabaret work that performed well through the entire country so when a pianist in performances with a number of the country’s main orchestras. Among his performing profession and his composing for the stage and display screen, Hamlisch were able to function in performances on albums by such different statistics as Aretha Franklin, the Carpenters, and Peter Allen, among numerous others. Hamlisch have scored another strike being a composer, albeit not really from the dimensions of the Chorus Series, with They’re Playing Our Melody. Co-written along with his wife, Carole Bayer Sager, it had been a semi-autobiographical musical in regards to a wedded songwriting group, which yielded popular cast album aswell. The few also gained an Oscar nomination for the melody “Nobody WOULD IT Better,” created for the Adam Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and a high Five strike one for vocalist Carly Simon. The first ’80s noticed Hamlisch as active as ever, composing the music towards the Neil Simon comedies Section Two, APPEARS LIKE Old Situations, and I Should be in Pictures, as well as the rating for the dramatic period musical film Pennies from Heaven, in addition to playing on his wife’s albums. His music for the movies Sophie’s Choice, Glaciers Castles (“With the Eye of Like”), Same Period Next Calendar year (“THE FINAL Time I Was feeling SUCH AS THIS”), and Shirley Valentine (“THE LADY Who Utilized to End up being Me”) was also nominated for Academy Honours. Hamlisch was relatively less visible like a composer with regards to new function following the early ’80s, but was a maker and arranger for recordings by John Williams as well as the Boston Pops Orchestra, Liza Minnelli, and Barbra Streisand within the ’90s, amongst others. He continuing to utilize musical productions so when a conductor of several U.S. symphony orchestras until his loss of life on August 6, 2012, weekly before he was to become named Primary Pops Conductor from the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Quick Facts


Full Name Marvin Hamlisch
Date Of Birth June 2, 1944
Died August 6, 2012, Westwood, California, United States
Profession Actor, Pianist, Conductor, Film Score Composer
Education Juilliard School, Queens College, City University of New York
Nationality American
Spouse Terre Blair
Parents Lilly Hamlisch, Max Hamlisch
Siblings Terry Liebling
Awards Academy Award for Best Original Song, Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, Grammy Hall of Fame, Mastercard Best New Musical, Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical, ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award, Obie Award for Special Citations, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Original Music
Music Groups National Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Music Songs The Entertainer, Through the Eyes of Love, What I Did for Love, Nobody Does It Better, Bond '77, I Can Do That, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three, If He Really Knew Me, One, If You Remember Me, 'Cause I Believe in Loving, Love Theme, Ride to Atlantis, The Glove, Hooker's Hooker, The Pyramids, Easy Winners, I Still Believe in Love, I Cannot Hear the City, Ample Make This Bed, Mojave Club, Pineapple Rag / Gladiolus Rag, The Tanker, Eastern Lights, The Informant, Let Me Dance for You, Peter's Pad, Train Ride to Brooklyn, When You're in My Arms, Multi-Tasking, Car Meeting, Polygraph
Albums The Spy Who Loved Me, Sweet Smell of Success (2002 original Broadway cast), Ice Castles, Sophie's Choice, The Informant!, The Swimmer, Bananas, A Chorus Line (Backing Tracks), They're Playing Our Song, Max Dugan Returns / I Ought to Be in Pictures, Bananas / Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask, Romantic Comedy, D.A.R.Y.L.
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Score, Satellite Award for Best Original Score, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Musical, WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Musical
Movies The Sting, The Way We Were, The Spy Who Loved Me, Sophie's Choice, The Swimmer, The Informant!, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Take the Money and Run, Ice Castles, Ordinary People, Same Time, Next Year, Bananas, Behind the Candelabra, A Chorus Line, Three Men and a Baby, Save the Tiger, Shirley Valentine, Kotch, Frankie and Johnny, The April Fools, Seems Like Old Times, Chapter Two, Starting Over, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Little Nikita, The World's Greatest Athlete, The War Between Men and Women, Fat City, The January Man, The Experts, Something Big, Pennies from Heaven, Seasons of the Heart, Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures, The Absent-Minded Waiter, Switched at Birth, The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman, Every Little Step, Romantic Comedy, Candles on Bay Street, Missing Pieces, D.A.R.Y.L., Flap, A Streetcar Named Desire, Move, David
TV Shows Triple Sensation


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#Fact
1 His musical, "A Marvin Hamlisch Songbook," at the Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2016 Joseph Jefferson Award (Non-Equity) for Musical or Revue Production.
2 His musical, "Sweet Smell of Success", at the Kokandy Productions in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2014 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Award for Musical Production.
3 Made film history in 1974 as the first individual ever to win three Academy Awards in one night in all three music categories. One for the song, "The Way We Were" (with co-writers Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman), another for composing the score of The Way We Were (1973), and a third for the adaptation of Scott Joplin's ragtime music for The Sting (1973).
4 In 1994 he guest conducted the London Symphony Orchestra for Barbra Streisand's first British concert.
5 Younger brother of Terry Liebling.
6 Ex-brother-in-law of Howard Liebling.
7 His musical, "A Chorus Line", at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for the 2011 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Production of a Musical (Large).
8 After legendary musical composer, Richard Rodgers, Marvin Hamlisch is only the second artist to have won the all of the five big awards Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Grammy, and the most rare, a Pulitzer Prize.
9 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986.
10 Engaged to Emma Samms in the early 1980s.
11 He is one of nine artists who have won all four major entertainment awards (Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy).
12 Marvin Hamlisch won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the musical "A Chorus Line", collaborating with Nicholas Dante, Michael Bennett, James Kirkwood Jr. and Ed Kleban.
13 He was the accompanist and straight man for Groucho Marx, when he toured in 1974-1975.
14 At the age of seven, he was the youngest student ever accepted at the acclaimed Juiliard School of Music.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Funny Girl to Funny Lady 1975 TV Special documentary music: "The Way We Were"
Doris Day Today 1975 TV Movie writer: "Sunshine Medley: Walking In The Sunshine / You Are the Sunshine of My Life / Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows / You Are My Sunshine / Sunshine on my Shoulders /, "The way we were"
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special writer: "The Way We Were"
The Sting 1973 performer: "Easy Winners" 1901, "The Entertainer" 1902, "Gladiolus Rag" 1907, "Pineapple Rag" 1908, "Rag Time Dance" 1906, "Solace" 1909 - uncredited
The Way We Were 1973 writer: "The Way We Were" 1973
The War Between Men and Women 1972 music: "You And Me"
The Special London Bridge Special 1972 TV Movie writer: "Ballet music"
The 44th Annual Academy Awards 1972 TV Special writer: "Life Is What You Make It"
Kotch 1971 music: "Life Is What You Make It"
Bananas 1971 lyrics: "Quiero La Noche" / music: "Quiero La Noche", "Cause I Believe In Loving"
Flap 1970 music: "If Nobody Loves"
Move 1970 music: "Move"
Take the Money and Run 1969 performer: "Soul Bossa Nova" - uncredited
The April Fools 1969 writer: "Peter's Pad", "La La La", "Safari Club", "Wake Up", "Sugar Kite", "Flame", "I Remember The Rain"
Batman 1967 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ski Party 1965 writer: "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1964 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vacation Time 1962 TV Series writer: "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"
In My Life... Zsa Zsa Live Video documentary writer: "Streisand Medley"
Walk of Fame 2012 Short writer: "Nobody Does It Better" completed
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Wimbledon 2015 TV Series music - 1 episode
Modern Family 2014 TV Series music - 1 episode
Muppets Most Wanted 2014 writer: "I Hope I Get It"
Rude Tube 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2013 TV Movie documentary music: "I Like to Be on a TV Show/You Gotta Get a Series/Television Sucks/What I Did for Love"
Behind the Candelabra 2013 TV Movie writer: "I Belong with You"
Broadway Idiot 2013 Documentary music: "What I Did for Love"
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special writer: "The Way We Were"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series music - 3 episodes
The X Factor Philippines 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Everything or Nothing 2012 Documentary writer: "Nobody Does It Better"
Sarah G Live 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing Stars 2012 TV Series music - 1 episode
Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony 2012 TV Special music: "The Way We Were"
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series music - 1 episode
Coach Trip 2011 TV Series music - 1 episode
Catch Me... I'm in Love 2011 music: "Fallin'"
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook TV Mini-Series documentary music - 1 episode, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Glee 2010 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Dirty Girl 2010 writer: "Through The Eyes Of Love"
Farewell 'The Bill' 2010 TV Movie documentary music: "Nobody Does It Better" - uncredited
20 to 1 TV Series documentary 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
One Night Only: Barbra Streisand and Quartet at the Village Vanguard - September 26,2009 2010 Video music: "The Way We Were Encore"
Fringe 2010 TV Series music - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live TV Series music - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Mine vaganti 2010 writer: "The Way We Were"
Ice Castles 2010 writer: "Through The Eyes Of Love", "Scarlotti Suite 1"
House M.D. 2010 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Paul O'Grady Show 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2009 writer: "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"
The Informant! 2009 music: "Trust Me"
So You Think You Can Dance 2009 TV Series music - 2 episodes
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2009 TV Special music: "What I Did For Love"
Land of the Lost 2009 writer: "I Hope I Get It From 'A Chorus Line'"
Fired Up! 2009 writer: "One" from Chorus Line
Bedtime Stories 2008 writer: "I Can Do That"
One True Love 2008 music: "The Last Time I Felt Like This"
London 2012 Party 2008 TV Movie music: "Nobody Does It Better"
Meet Dave 2008 music: "One"
2008 MTV Movie Awards 2008 TV Special writer: "Nobody Does It Better"
Run for Your Life 2008/I Documentary writer: "One" from A Chorus Line
Patinando por un sueño 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2007 TV Special writer: "One", "I Hope I Get It"
Ugly Betty 2007 TV Series music - 1 episode
Shrek the Third 2007 writer: "One"
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007 Documentary writer: "I Hope I Get It"
La mandrágora 2007 TV Series 1 episode
29 und noch Jungfrau 2007 TV Movie writer: "Nobody Does It Better"
American Dreamz 2006 writer: "One"
Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2 2005 Video writer: "Nobody Does It Better"
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2005 writer: "NOTHING"
Scrubs 2004 TV Series music - 1 episode
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 2004 "Nobody Does It Better"
Little Black Book 2004 writer: "Nobody Does It Better"
Canadian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2004 TV Special music: "What I Did for Love"
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Connie and Carla 2004 writer: "What I Did for Love"
Home of Phobia 2004 writer: "Through the Eyes of Love"
Malcolm in the Middle 2001-2003 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Lost in Translation 2003 music: "Nobody Does It Better" 1977
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 writer: "Through The Eyes Of Love"
The In-Laws 2003/I writer: "The Way We Were"
American Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 "One" / performer: "You're So Vain"
Lea Salonga Live 2003 Video documentary writer: "Streisand Medley"
The Simpsons TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1993 - 2002 music - 1 episode, 1994
Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond 2002 TV Movie documentary music: "Nobody Does It Better"
Will & Grace 2001-2002 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Sotsugyô 2002 writer: "The Way We Were"
Bond Girls Are Forever 2002 TV Movie documentary music: "The Spy who Loved me", "Nobody Does It Better"
The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002 TV Special music: "Dirt" / performer: "With a Song in My Heart"
Ally McBeal 2002 TV Series music - 1 episode
V premios Max de las artes escénicas 2002 TV Special writer: "One"
The Tick 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfo 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand 2001 TV Special documentary music: "On the Way to Becoming Me"
Everybody Loves Raymond TV Series music - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 1998
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special writer: "The Way We Were"
Tribute to Desmond Llewelyn 2000 Video documentary short writer: "Nobody Does It Better" - uncredited
Great Performances 1999 TV Series music - 1 episode
Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 writer: "Through The Eyes Of Love"
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends 1999 TV Special documentary music: "Without You"
The Nanny TV Series 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1999
200 Cigarettes 1999 "Through the Eyes of Love"
Regine: R2K 1999 Video documentary writer: "Fallin'"
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies 1998 TV Special documentary music: "A Ticket To Dream"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV Series music - 6 episodes, 1992 - 1998 writer - 3 episodes, 1993 - 1997
It's Tough to Be a Bug 1998 Short music: "One"
My Giant 1998 writer: "What I Did for Love"
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special writer: "I've Finally Found Someone"
The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 writer: "I Finally Found Someone"
Springfield's Most Wanted 1995 TV Short writer: "The Way We Were"
Barbra: The Concert 1995 TV Special documentary music: "The Way We Were" 1973, "Ordinary Miracles" 1993 - uncredited
Seinfeld TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1995 music - 1 episode, 1990
Boys on the Side 1995 writer: "The Way We Were"
Bert 1994 TV Series 1 episode
Animaniacs 1993 TV Series music - 1 episode
Memory 1993 TV Movie music: "Ball: 10, Cul: 3"
The 47th Annual Tony Awards 1993 TV Special music: "Paula"
Melrose Place 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez TV Series music - 2 episodes, 1983 - 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Swans Crossing 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Estan tocant la nostra cançó 1992 TV Movie music: "Caure Fallin'", "Te'n sortir
Sjans 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frankie and Johnny 1991 writer: "UNTIL YOU LET GO"
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear 1991 "THE WAY WE WERE"
What About Bob? 1991 writer: "Good Morning America Theme"
Married with Children 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
George Burns' 95th Birthday Party 1991 TV Special music: "It's The Only Way To Go"
Missing Pieces 1991 music: "HIGH ENERGY"
Whatever Happened to Mason Reese 1990 Short writer: "Hour Magazine Theme"
Donahue 1990 TV Series music - 1 episode
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special writer: "The Girl Who Used to Be Me"
Shirley Valentine 1989 music: "The Girl Who Used to Be Me"
Happy Together 1989 music: "What I Did For Love"
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special writer: "I Wanna Be an Oscar Winner"
Troop Beverly Hills 1989 writer: "The Way We Were"
The January Man 1989 music: "I KNOW THE FEELING"
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1988 TV Special music: "Music and the Mirror"
Big 1988 writer: "The Way We Were"
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special music: "I Hope I Get It" from "A Chorus Line"
In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Jerome Kern 1987 TV Movie performer: "Old Man River/Finale"
3 Men and a Baby 1987 writer: "The Minute I Saw You"
A Capitol Fourth 1987 TV Movie performer: "Ragtime Medley"
Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond 1987 TV Movie documentary arranger: "Bond 77" / music: "Nobody Does It Better"
Shy People 1987 writer: "The Way We Were"
The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1986 TV Special music: "I Hope I Get It"
One Voice 1986 TV Special documentary writer: "The Way We Were"
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special writer: "Surprise, Surprise"
Laulu 1986 Documentary writer: "Hyppään tyhjyyteen Fallin'"
A Chorus Line 1985 music: "A Chorus Line", "I Hope I Get It", "Who Am I Anyway?", "I Can Do That", "At the Ballet", "Surprise, Surprise", "Nothing", "Let Me Dance for You", "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three", "One", "What I Did for Love"
D.A.R.Y.L. 1985 music: "Somewhere I Belong"
Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed 1985 TV Movie music: "One Singular Sensation" - uncredited
A Streetcar Named Desire 1984 TV Movie writer: "Til the Blues Get Gone"
Salute! TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1983 writer - 1 episode, 1983
Romantic Comedy 1983 writer: "Maybe"
The 37th Annual Tony Awards 1983 TV Special performer: "Rhapsody in Blue", "When You Want 'Em You Can't Get 'Em", "The Real American Folk Song Is a Rag", "Someone to Watch Over Me"
The Facts of Life 1983 TV Series music - 1 episode
The 36th Annual Tony Awards 1982 TV Special music: "They're Playing Our Song"
I Ought to Be in Pictures 1982 lyrics: "One Hello" / music: "One Hello"
On Location: Robert Klein at Yale 1982 TV Movie writer: "Fallin'"
Remember When... 1981 TV Series music - 1 episode
The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981 TV Special music: "What I Did For Love"
The Fan 1981 music: "HEARTS, NOT DIAMONDS", "A REMARKABLE WOMAN"
The Devil and Max Devlin 1981 music: "Roses And Rainbows", "Any Fool Can See"
Hour Magazine 1980 TV Series writer: "Hour Magazine Theme"
The Merv Griffin Show 1980 TV Series music - 1 episode
Fame 1980 writer: "The Way We Were" 1973 - uncredited
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards 1980 TV Special writer: "Theme from Ice Castles Through the Eyes of Love"
Martine 1979 TV Series music - 1 episode
Chapter Two 1979 music: "I'm On Your Side"
Today 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Starting Over 1979 "The Way We Were" 1973 / music: "Better Than Ever" 1979, "Easy For You" 1979, "Starting Over" 1979
The 33rd Annual Tony Awards 1979 TV Special music: "They're Playing Our Song - His", "They're Playing Our Song - Hers"
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary music: "The Last Time I Felt Like This"
Ice Castles 1978 music: "Through the Eyes of Love"
Same Time, Next Year 1978 music: "The Last Time I Felt Like This"
The King of Kung Fu 1978 arranger: "Bond 77"
Things We Did Last Summer 1978 TV Movie writer: "Nobody Does It Better"
Bu ze shou duan 1978 music: "Nobody does it better", "Stranger in Paradise"
The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978 TV Special writer: "Nobody Does It Better".
Top of the Pops 1977 TV Series music - 2 episodes
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 arranger: "Bond 77" / music: "Nobody Does it Better"
The Sonny and Cher Show TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1977 music - 1 episode, 1976
Barbra: With One More Look at You 1976 TV Movie documentary music: "The Way We Were"
The George Burns Special 1976 TV Special writer: "The Only Way to Go"
Police Woman TV Series music - 1 episode, 1976 writer - 1 episode, 1976
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour TV Series music - 1 episode, 1976 writer - 1 episode, 1976
The Night of Submission 1976 writer: "The Way We Were" - uncredited
Dolly 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974-1975 TV Series writer - 5 episodes

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Chorus Line 2016 music by
Behind the Candelabra 2013 TV Movie executive music producer / music adaptor
Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony 2012 TV Special conductor
Marvin Hamlisch Presents: The '70s - The Way We Were 2010 TV Movie music by
Triple Sensation 2007 TV Mini-Series composer - 5 episodes
Timeless: Live in Concert 2001 TV Special documentary musical director
The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 music adaptor
Barbra: The Concert 1995 TV Special documentary musical arrangement / musical direction
Brooklyn Bridge TV Series composer - 33 episodes, 1991 - 1993 theme song - 33 episodes, 1991 - 1993
Frankie and Johnny 1991 conductor
Sam Found Out: A Triple Play 1988 TV Movie musical director
In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Rodgers and Hart 1987 TV Movie musical director
A Chorus Line 1985 music by
Pennies from Heaven 1981 conductor / music arranger
Ordinary People 1980 music adaptor
Ice Castles 1978 conductor - uncredited
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1978 TV Series composer - 7 episodes
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 conductor
The Nancy Walker Show 1976 TV Series composer: theme music
Funny Lady 1975 additional musical adaptor
The Underground Man 1974 TV Movie composer: theme
Doc Elliot 1973-1974 TV Series composer - 15 episodes
Needles and Pins 1973-1974 TV Series composer - 14 episodes
The Sting 1973 music adaptor
Calucci's Department 1973 TV Series composer: theme music - 1973
Save the Tiger 1973 conductor
Liza with a Z 1972 TV Special musical co-ordinator
Fat City 1972 music supervisor
The Special London Bridge Special 1972 TV Movie musical director
Something Big 1971 conductor
The Woody Allen Special 1969 TV Special documentary dance music by / musical director
Judy and Liza at the Palladium 1964 TV Movie documentary arranger: Liza Minnelli

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Informant! 2009
Candles on Bay Street 2006 TV Movie
To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th 1998 TV Special
123 Count with Me 1997 Video short
The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996
Open Season 1995
Seasons of the Heart 1994 TV Movie
Frankie and Johnny 1991
Switched at Birth 1991 TV Movie
Missing Pieces 1991
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction 1990 TV Movie
The Experts 1989
The January Man 1989
David 1988 TV Movie
Little Nikita 1988
Danger in Paradise 1988 Short
3 Men and a Baby 1987
When the Time Comes 1987 TV Movie
The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman 1987 TV Movie
The Morning Program 1987 TV Series 1 episode
The Two Mrs. Grenvilles 1987 TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
D.A.R.Y.L. 1985
The Shirley MacLaine Show 1985 TV Movie
Los Angeles 1984: Games of the XXIII Olympiad 1984 TV Series
A Streetcar Named Desire 1984 TV Movie
Romantic Comedy 1983
Sophie's Choice 1982
I Ought to Be in Pictures 1982
Seems Like Old Times 1980
Omnibus 1980 TV Series
Gilda Live 1980 Documentary
Chapter Two 1979
Starting Over 1979
Ice Castles 1978
Same Time, Next Year 1978
The Absent-Minded Waiter 1977 Short
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977
The Entertainer 1976 TV Movie
Beacon Hill 1975 TV Series 1 episode
The Prisoner of Second Avenue 1975
Hot L Baltimore 1975 TV Series
Love from A to Z 1974 TV Movie
Ma and Pa 1974 TV Movie
The Way We Were 1973
Doc Elliot 1973 TV Series
Save the Tiger 1973
The World's Greatest Athlete 1973
The War Between Men and Women 1972
Something Big 1971
Kotch 1971
Bananas 1971
Flap 1970
Move 1970
Take the Money and Run 1969
The April Fools 1969
The Swimmer 1968

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons 2012 TV Series Marvin Hamlisch
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 Marvin Hamlisch
The Nanny 1996 TV Series Alan Neider
The Way We Were 1973 Guest at Movie Screening (uncredited)
Valley of the Dolls 1967 Pianist (uncredited)
Ski Party 1965 uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Entertainer 1976 TV Movie producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Candelabra 2013 TV Movie in loving memory of
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special in memory of
The Way We Were: Looking Back 1999 Video documentary the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony 2012 TV Special Conductor
Rocco's Dinner Party 2011 TV Series Himself
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Marvin Hamlisch Presents: The '70s - The Way We Were 2010 TV Movie Himself - Host
Live from Lincoln Center 2010 TV Series Himself
Streisand: Live in Concert 2009 TV Special documentary Himself - Audience (uncredited)
Triple Sensation: Inspiration & Performance 2009 TV Series Himself - Marquee Panelist
Every Little Step 2008 Documentary Himself - Composer
Triple Sensation 2007 TV Mini-Series Himself - Marquee Panel
The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Performer & Presenter: The Year in Musicals
The Art of 'The Sting' 2005 Video documentary Himself
Broadway: The American Musical 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
On Stage at the Kennedy Center: A Holiday Concert for the Troops with Marvin Hamlisch 2003 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
E! True Hollywood Story 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Performer & Nominee: Best Original Score
Biography 1998-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Silhouettes: The James Bond Titles 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The Bond Sound: The Music of 007 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Working in the Theatre 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Way We Were: Looking Back 1999 Video documentary Himself - Composer
To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th 1998 TV Special Himself
Death Dreams of Mourning 1997 Video documentary Himself - Composer
Caroline in the City 1997 TV Series Himself
The Laurence Olivier Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Himself
New Passages 1996 TV Movie Himself
Charlie Rose 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
Marvin Hamlisch & the Pittsburgh Pops 1996 TV Special Himself
Barbra: The Concert 1995 TV Special documentary Himself - Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Royal Variety Performance 1995 1995 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman 1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
Friends of Gilda 1993 TV Movie Himself
The One, the Only... Groucho 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
Great Performances 1986-1990 TV Series Himself
The Joan Rivers Show 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Conductor
In Performance at the White House: Chorus Lines 1988 TV Movie Himself
In Performance at the White House: A Salute to Broadway, Showstoppers 1988 TV Movie Himself
In Performance at the White House: A Salute to Broadway - The Shows 1988 TV Movie Himself - Host
A Salute to Broadway: Showstoppers 1988 TV Movie Himself
In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Jerome Kern 1987 TV Movie Himself - Host
A Capitol Fourth 1987 TV Movie Himself
The Morning Program 1987 TV Series Himself
In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Rodgers and Hart 1987 TV Movie Himself
Joan Rivers: Can We Talk? 1986 TV Series Himself - Guest
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Himself
The Bob Monkhouse Show 1983 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sunday, Sunday 1983 TV Series Himself
Salute! 1983 TV Series Himself
The 37th Annual Tony Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Performer
Live from Her Majesty's 1983 TV Series Himself
Tom Cottle: Up Close 1982 TV Series Himself
The 36th Annual Tony Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Marvin Hamlisch: They're Playing My Song 1981 TV Movie Himself - Host
Portrait of Marvin Hamlisch 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning 1980 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 1978-1980 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show 1974-1979 TV Series Himself - Composer / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Guest / ...
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1974-1979 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Camera Three 1979 TV Series Himself
Today 1979 TV Series Himself - Guest
Filmharmonic '78 1978 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978 TV Special Perfomer for Memorial Tribute ('Come Light the Candles')
The Paul Ryan Show 1977 TV Series Himself
The Making of James Bond - 007 1977 TV Series documentary Himself
Dinah! 1974-1976 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Bell Telephone Jubilee 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
Match Game 73 1976 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Match Game PM 1975 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The 17th Annual Grammy Awards 1975 TV Special Himself
The 1975 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards 1975 TV Special Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1974 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1974 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1974 TV Series Disc only
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Original Song Score or / an Adaptation, Best Original Score & Best Original Song

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Story of the Swimmer 2014 Video documentary Himself
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love 2013 Documentary Himself
The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Composer (In Memoriam)
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Composer & Songwriter (In Memoriam)
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2013 TV Special Memorial Tribute
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
... Sings James Bond 2012 TV Movie Himself - Nobody Does it Better (instrumental)
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 OFTA Film Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Behind the Scenes Music
2009 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Comedy Film The Informant! (2009)
2009 Lifetime Achievement Award World Soundtrack Awards
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction Timeless: Live in Concert (2001)
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music and Lyrics AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) · Alan Bergman (lyricist)
· Marilyn Bergman (lyricist)
1998 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) · Bryan Adams
· Robert John Lange
· Barbra Streisand
1996 Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing Palm Springs International Film Festival
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction Barbra: The Concert (1995)
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics Barbra: The Concert (1995) · Alan Bergman (lyricist)
· Marilyn Bergman (lyricist)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Original Song Barbra: The Concert (1995) · Alan Bergman
· Marilyn Bergman
1989 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Feature Film Standards The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) · Carole Bayer Sager
1988 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top Box Office Films 3 Men and a Baby (1987)
1987 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Feature Film Standards on TV The Way We Were (1973) · Alan Bergman
· Marilyn Bergman
1975 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture The Way We Were (1973) · Alan Bergman
· Marilyn Bergman
1974 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song The Way We Were (1973) · Alan Bergman (lyrics)
· Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
1974 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Dramatic Score The Way We Were (1973)
1974 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation The Sting (1973)
1974 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture The Way We Were (1973) · Alan Bergman (lyrics)
· Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
1972 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Kotch (1971) · Johnny Mercer (lyrics)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture The Informant! (2009)
2010 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Score The Informant! (2009)
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Score The Informant! (2009)
2010 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score The Informant! (2009)
2009 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Score The Informant! (2009)
2009 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score The Informant! (2009)
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score The Informant! (2009)
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music and Lyrics AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand (2001) · Alan Bergman (lyric)
· Marilyn Bergman (lyric)
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music and Lyrics AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends (1999) · Carole Bayer Sager (lyricist)
1997 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) · Barbra Streisand
· Robert John Lange
· Bryan Adams
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) · Barbra Streisand
· Robert John Lange
· Bryan Adams
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Original Song The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) · Barbra Streisand (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· Bryan Adams (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· Robert John Lange (music and lyrics by)
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme Music Brooklyn Bridge (1991) · Alan Bergman (lyricist)
· Marilyn Bergman (lyricist)
1990 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Shirley Valentine (1989) · Alan Bergman (lyrics)
· Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
1990 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Shirley Valentine (1989) · Alan Bergman (lyrics)
· Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
1990 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Shirley Valentine (1989) · Alan Bergman
· Marilyn Bergman
1986 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song A Chorus Line (1985) · Ed Kleban (lyrics)
1983 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Score Sophie's Choice (1982)
1982 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Original Song The Fan (1981) · Tim Rice (lyrics)
1980 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Ice Castles (1978) · Carole Bayer Sager (lyrics)
1980 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Starting Over (1979) · Carole Bayer Sager (lyrics)
1980 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Ice Castles (1978) · Carole Bayer Sager (lyrics)
1980 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special Ice Castles (1978) · Alan Parsons (composer)
· Eric Woolfson (composer)
· Carole Bayer Sager (lyricist)
1979 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Same Time, Next Year (1978) · Alan Bergman (lyrics)
· Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
1979 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Same Time, Next Year (1978) · Alan Bergman (lyrics)
· Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
1978 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) · Carole Bayer Sager (lyrics)
1978 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Score The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
1978 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) · Carole Bayer Sager
1978 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) · Carole Bayer Sager (lyrics)
1978 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
1978 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Special The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
1972 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Kotch (1971) · Johnny Mercer (lyrics)


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1 [on The Way We Were (1973)] I wanted to write something that was uplifting and positive. On the other hand, there is a tremendous amount of bittersweetness to that film, so it's a real duality. And that why I think the song - though it is in a major mode - is quite sad.
2 Music can make a difference. There is a global nature to music which has the potential to bring all people together.
3 My whole life revolves around dessert.
4 To put something on Earth that wasn't there yesterday, that's what I like.


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