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American Masters: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love

Composer, conductor, genius, mensch: Marvin Hamlisch (June 2, 1944 – August 6, 2012) earned four Grammys, four Emmys, three Oscars, three Golden Globes, a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize before his untimely death, making him one of only two PEGOT winners ever. Hit after hit — “The Way We Were,” “Nobody Does It Better” and scores for "The Sting," "Sophie’s Choice" and the Broadway juggernaut "A Chorus Line" — made him the go-to composer and performer for film, Broadway, every U.S. President since Reagan and concert halls worldwide. With exclusive access to Hamlisch’s personal archival treasure trove and complete cooperation from his family, Dramatic Forces and THIRTEEN’s AMERICAN MASTERS explore his prolific life and career in the series’ Season 27 finale, "Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love."

Marvin Hamlisch, 1950.

Marvin Hamlisch, 1950.

Credit: Courtesy of the Hamlisch family

Marvin Hamlisch, age 8, 1952.

Marvin Hamlisch, age 8, 1952.

Credit: Courtesy of the Hamlisch family

Marvin Hamlisch, a prolific and accomplished composer at age 17.

Marvin Hamlisch, a prolific and accomplished composer at age 17.

Credit: Courtesy of the Marvin Hamlisch family

Marvin Hamlisch with his three Oscars, circa 1974.

Marvin Hamlisch with his three Oscars, circa 1974.

Credit: Courtesy of Photofest

Marvin Hamlisch was principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and many other orchestras nationwide.

Marvin Hamlisch was principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and many other orchestras nationwide.

Credit: Courtesy of The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Marvin Hamlisch, 2012.

Marvin Hamlisch, 2012.

Credit: Courtesy of Len Prince