The title of the American Masters profile of Marvin Hamlisch on PBS is ‘What He Did for Love.’ It should have been ‘Marvin Hamlisch: Mensch.’
“He’d be so happy. He so loved his college! ” a passionate, upbeat Terre Blair Hamlisch said as she recalled her late husband to the full house at the Hamlisch Memorial Concert at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts on May 5. Originally scheduled for November 12, 2012, the event was postponed because of Hurricane Sandy.
The Oscars red carpet was overrun (as usual) by skinny blondes in overpriced party dresses. Leave it to Barbra Streisand to steal the show with her classic diva fabulosity.
Three of America’s leading stage performers - Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and Aretha Franklin - paid tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at a memorial for the composer.
When Eileen Reynolds first heard Marvin Hamlisch’s music from ‘A Chorus Line,’ she declared it the best musical ever. It was a bold claim for a 9-year-old — but it’s stood the test of time.
Marvin Hamlisch conducted orchestras from coast to coast and worked with divas like Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli. Who can hope to replace him?
Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who was perhaps best known for his collaborations with Barbra Streisand, has died at 68. He had the rare honor of winning Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards.