Oscar-Winning Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies At 68

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — “A Chorus Line” and “The Sting” composer Marvin Hamlisch has died at the age of 68.

Hamlisch died Tuesday in Los Angeles, according to his family. A spokesman said he passed after suffering from a brief illness. Additional details were not released, according to CBSLA.com.

Marvin belonged in the elite group of just 12 ‘EGOT’ artists who’ve earned all the top awards in entertainment including an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. He’s also won the Pulitzer Prize, two Golden Globes and the list could go on.

He was the songwriter/composer who’s composed movie scores like The Way We Were with Barbara Streisand and an adaptation of the music for The Sting with Robert Redford & Paul Newman, both of which landed him an Oscar. He’s also composed the score for the Broadway musical A Chorus Line and They’re Playing Our Song as well as The Goodbye Girl.

His incredible musical legacy will live on in the movies and on stage for generations to come. Marvin is survived by his wife, Terre Blair.

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