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Prolific Composer Marvin Hamlisch Talks Writing Music for ‘The Sting’

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Composer Marvin Hamlisch is responsible for some of the most recognizable music in recent American memory. He composed the music for A Chorus Line, The Sting, and for Barbara Streisand's famous ballad

Prolific Composer Marvin Hamlisch Talks Writing Music for ‘The Sting’

Originally aired July 26, 2007.

(Photo: Marvin Hamlisch performing in studio, Josette Herdell/KPBS )

Tom Fudge: If you know a little bit about film music and musical theater, you know who Marvin Hamlisch is. He did the music for the movie The Sting . He composed the music for the Broadway hit A Chorus Line . Over his career in music he's won three Oscars, four Grammys, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize.

Marvin Hamlisch will conduct the San Diego symphony this Friday and Saturday night (July 27 th and 28 th ) as part of the Symphony's Summer Pops series. Performances take place at the Embarcadero. 

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  • Marvin Hamlisch , American composer who has won numerous awards over his lifetime in music, including three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize for A Chorus Line .  
Marvin Hamlisch playing piano.
(Photo: Marvin Hamlisch playing the paino, Josette Herdell/KPBS )