Composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68 in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES — Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including The Sting and won a Tony for A Chorus Line, has died in Los Angeles at 68.

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FILE - This March 27, 2003 file photo shows conductor and composer Marvin Hamlisch after being appointed the principal pops conductor for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Kleinhan's Music Hall in Buffalo, N.Y.  Hamlisch, a conductor and award-winning composer best known for the torch song "The Way We Were," died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles. He was 68. (AP Photo/Don Heupel, file)  DON HEUPEL
DON HEUPEL
FILE - This March 27, 2003 file photo shows conductor and composer Marvin Hamlisch after being appointed the principal pops conductor for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Kleinhan's Music Hall in Buffalo, N.Y. Hamlisch, a conductor and award-winning composer best known for the torch song "The Way We Were," died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles. He was 68. (AP Photo/Don Heupel, file)

Family spokesman Jason Lee says Hamlisch died Monday after a brief illness. Other details aren’t being released.

Hamlisch’s career included composing, conducting and arranging music from Broadway to Hollywood. His movies included The Way We Were and Sophie’s Choice.

He won three Academy Awards, four Emmys and a Tony.


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