Composer Marvin Hamlisch, A Rare EGOT, Dead At 68

Robbie Daw | August 7, 2012 9:06 am

Famed composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch, who co-wrote such hit movie theme songs as Barbra Streisand‘s “The Way We Were” and Carly Simon‘s “Nobody Does It Better” (from, respectively, The Way We Were and Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me), has died in Los Angeles. A family spokesperson said the 68-year-old passed away following a brief illness, but no other details have been released.

Hamlisch was born in New York City and went on to enjoy a hugely successful career of scoring such films as The Way We Were, The Sting, Three Men And A Baby and, most recently, The Informant! He was a rare EGOT, or Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner. Only 10 other people have won all four awards. Hamlisch also has two Golden Globe Awards to his name, as well as a Pulitzer Prize for his work on 1976 musical A Chorus Line. [Via WSJ]