According to the Associated Press, the late Marvin Hamlisch was working on a children's book before his passing last week. The book, titled 'Marvin Makes Music,' is about "a 6-year-old Hamlisch who was 25 minutes late to his audition for Juilliard when he and his dad got locked on the music school's roof." Set to be released on November 8 by Dial Press, the picture book will feature illustrations by Jim Madsen.
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As BroadwayWorld reported last week, composer Marvin Hamlisch passed away Monday evening at 68 years old following a brief illness.
Hamlisch, one of only eleven EGOT winners in the history of the entertainment industry, was awarded three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards for his work. On Broadway, he wrote the music for A Chorus Line - which received the Pulitzer Prize - as well as They’re Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success.
He is the composer of more than forty motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting, for which he received a third Oscar. His prolific output of scores for films include original compositions and/or musical adaptations for Sophie’s Choice, Ordinary People, The Swimmer,