A glance at Twitter these days might prompt one to wonder why all of our celebrities are suddenly expiring en masse. It used to be said that deaths come in threes—now the daily news cycle arrives like a plague, cutting down one cultural luminary after another.
Of course, notable deaths aren’t on the upswing—but chatter Read More
The composer Marvin Hamlisch, one of very few people to have won the Tony, Grammy, Oscar, and Emmy, has died at 68. Hamlisch’s career achievements included writing the score for A Chorus Line, at that time the longest-running Broadway musical of all time and one that received the Tony and the Pulitzer.
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Composer Marvin Hamlisch is one of the talented few—only 10 in the world!—who have won an E.G.O.T.: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. Add a Pulitzer to his trophy case, and Mr. Hamlisch is one of the most decorated artists around. It seems that aside from scoring music and major awards, the composer has another talent: real estate. Mr. Hamlisch has just sold his snazzy apartment at 970 Park Avenue, and he’s definitely ending his stint in the building on a high note.
Marvin Hamlisch is not a “cookie filled with arsenic,” to quote one of the million quotable lines in Sweet Smell of Success , the noir musical he’s adapted from the 1957 movie. He’s more like a cookie filled with Oreo cream.
Double stuff me, Sidney.
When Marvin Hamlisch was 16, he wrote a Top Read More