The man behind the music of “The Way We Were,” “The Sting” and “A Chorus Line” died suddenly in Los Angeles.
Marvin Hamlisch, the prolific composer and arranger who won Oscars for his work in The Way We Were and The Sting, collapsed and died Monday in Los Angeles following a short illness, a family spokesman said. He was 68.
One of only three composers to win an Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy, Hamlisch also received a Pulitzer Prize for the Broadway musical A Chorus Line in 1975. He and Richard Rodgers are the only people to win all five awards.