Marvin Hamlisch

Composer, Conductor, Pianist
As one of the most gifted and decorated film composers of his generation, Marvin Hamlisch became one of only two people in history to amass an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize in his lifetime. It ... Read more »
Born: 06/02/1944 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (128)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

("I Hope I Get It") (Song)

Behind the Candelabra 2013 (Movie)

(Music)

Behind the Candelabra 2013 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Music Conductor

Dirty Girl 2011 (Movie)

("Through The Eyes Of Love") (Song)

Liza's at the Palace 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Music Arranger

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2009 (Movie)

("Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows") (Song)

Every Little Step 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Fired Up! 2009 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

Land of the Lost 2009 (Movie)

("I Hope I Get It" (From A Chorus Line)) (Song)

The Informant! 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Bedtime Stories 2008 (Movie)

("I Can Do That") (Song)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

Freshman Orientation 2007 (Movie)

("Through the Eyes of Love") (Song)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

American Dreamz 2006 (Movie)

("One (from 'A Chorus Line')") (Song)

Taxicab Confessions: New York, New York 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Song

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2005 (Movie)

("Nothing") (Song)

Connie and Carla 2004 (Movie)

("What I Did For Love") (Song)

Little Black Book 2004 (Movie)

("Nobody Does It Better") (Song)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

("Through The Eyes Of Love") (Song)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

Piano("You're So Vain") (Song Performer)

Lost In Translation 2003 (Movie)

("Nobody Does It Better") (Song)

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

("The Way We Were") (Song)

Barbra Streisand -- Timeless 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music Arranger

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

("Through the Eyes of Love (Theme from 'Ice Castles')") (Song)

Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 (Movie)

("Through the Eyes Love") (Song)

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Song

Brooklyn Bridge 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Theme Song

My Giant 1998 (Movie)

("What I Did for Love") (Song)

The Powers That Be 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Music

Marvin Hamlisch & the Pittsburgh Pops 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

Open Season 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

music composer and adapter (Composer)

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

("I Finally Found Someone") (Song)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song

Angie 1994 (Movie)

songs("One" "Wat I Did for Love") (Song)

Liza Minnelli Live! From Radio City Music Hall 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Music Arranger

Frankie and Johnny 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Frankie and Johnny 1991 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

Missing Pieces 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear 1991 (Movie)

("The Way We Were") (Song)

What About Bob? 1991 (Movie)

("Good Morning America Theme") (Song)

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

David 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Experts 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Hour Magazine 1980 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

January Man 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

January Man 1989 (Movie)

("I Know the Feeling") (Song)

Shirley Valentine 1989 (Movie)

("The Girl Who Used to Be") (Song)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Troop Beverly Hills 1989 (Movie)

("The Way We Were") (Song)

Big 1988 (Movie)

("The Way We Were") (Song)

Little Nikita 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Liza Minnelli in Sam Found Out: A Triple Play 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

The Morning Program 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Baryshnikov on Broadway 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

Day to Day 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Shy People 1987 (Movie)

("The Way We Were") (Song)

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

("The Minute I Saw You") (Song)

A Chorus Line 1985 (Movie)

songs (Song)

D.A.R.Y.L. 1985 (Movie)

("Somewhere I Belong") (Song)

D.A.R.Y.L. 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

The Shirley MacLaine Show 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Music

A Streetcar Named Desire 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Music

Romantic Comedy 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Romantic Comedy 1983 (Movie)

("Maybe") (Song)

I Ought to Be in Pictures 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Sophie's Choice 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Pennies From Heaven 1981 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Pennies From Heaven 1981 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Ordinary People 1980 (Movie)

music adaptation (Music)

Seems Like Old Times 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

The Devil and Max Devlin 1980 (Movie)

songs("Roskes and Rainbows" "Any Fool Could See") (Song)

The Fan 1980 (Movie)

songs("A Remarkable Woman" "Hearts Not Diamonds") (Song)

Chapter Two 1979 (Movie)

("I'm on Your Side") (Music)

Starting Over 1979 (Movie)

songs("Easy For You" "Starting Over" "Better Than Ever" "The Way We Were") (Song)

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Music

Ice Castles 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Ice Castles 1978 (Movie)

("Through the Eyes of Love") (Song)

Same Time, Next Year 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Same Time, Next Year 1978 (Movie)

("The Last Time I Felt Like This") (Song)

The Nancy Walker Show 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Theme Music

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 (Movie)

title song("Nobody Does It Better") (Song)

Beacon Hill 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

Hot l Baltimore 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music

Calucci's Department 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

Jerry 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

Ma and Pa 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

Needles and Pins 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

The Prisoner of Second Avenue 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Three For the Girls 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

Doc Elliot 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Music

Save the Tiger 1973 (Movie)

Music Scored and Conducted by (Music)

The Sting 1973 (Movie)

Music Adaptation (Music)

The Way We Were 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

The World's Greatest Athlete 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Fat City 1972 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Special London Bridge Special 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

Bananas 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Bananas 1971 (Movie)

songs("Quiero la Noche" "Cause I Believe in Loving") (Song)

Kotch 1971 (Movie)

("Life Is What You Make It") (Song)

Something Big 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

The War Between Men and Women 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Flap 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Move 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Take the Money and Run 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

The April Fools 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

The Swimmer 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Ski Party 1964 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Candles on Bay Street (TV Show)

Music

Fishbowl (TV Show)

Song

Seasons of the Heart (TV Show)

Music

Switched at Birth (TV Show)

Music

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (TV Show)

Music

The Underground Man (TV Show)

Song

When the Time Comes (TV Show)

Music
Actor (34)

The Simpsons 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Every Little Step 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Ann-Margret: Sugar and Spice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Music of Kander and Ebb: Razzle Dazzle 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Marvin Hamlisch & the Pittsburgh Pops 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Gail Sheehy's New Passages 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Barbra: The Concert 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Tony Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

Here He Is... The One, The Only... Groucho 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Music By Richard Rodgers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

SST: Screen, Stage, Television 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Salute to Broadway: Chorus Lines 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Salute to Broadway: Showstoppers 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Salute to Broadway: The Shows 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to American Music: Jerome Kern 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Capitol Fourth -- 1987 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to American Music: Cole Porter 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to American Music: George Gershwin 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to American Music: Rodgers and Hart 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Evening at Pops (08/15/87) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC News Statue of Liberty Special 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Valley of the Dolls 1967 (Movie)

Pianist (Actor)

Irving Berlin's America (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Marvin Hamlisch & the Pittsburgh Pops 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Entertainer 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer
Other (1)

Marvin Hamlisch & the Pittsburgh Pops 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Other

Biography

As one of the most gifted and decorated film composers of his generation, Marvin Hamlisch became one of only two people in history to amass an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize in his lifetime. It was small wonder that Hamlisch achieved such greatness, having scored some of the biggest, most memorable films in cinema history, including "The Sting" (1974), "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), "Ordinary People" (1980) and "Sophie's Choice" (1982). But it was his longtime collaboration with Barbra Streisand that earned Hamlisch acclaim on both stage and screen. Starting with his chance hiring as a rehearsal pianist for the Broadway debut of "Funny Girl" (1964), Hamlisch and Streisand established themselves as a vibrant collaborative force with the romantic drama, "The Way We Were" (1973). Years later, he joined Streisand as the conductor for her 1994 concert tour, which was filmed for HBO and earned him two Emmy Awards. Following his Oscar-nominated music for her star vehicle, "The Mirror Has Two Faces" (1996), he won another Emmy for arranging and conducting the music for the television special, "Barbra Streisand - Timeless" (Fox, 2001), which confirmed that Hamlisch was perhaps the single most accomplished composer working in Hollywood.

Relationships

Carole Bayer Sager Song

Companion
Dated 1975-79 Co-wrote Broadway musical "They're Playing Our Song" based on their relationship

Terre Blair

Wife
Married March 6, 1989

Max Hamlisch

Father
Viennese immigrant; moved to U.S. to escape the Nazis

Lilly Hamlisch

Mother

Theresa Hamlisch

Sister
Older Died of breast cancer Feb. 24, 2001

Emma Samms Actor

Companion
Briefly engaged in the late 1970s

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York 1951 - 1964
youngest student ever admitted (age 7)

Queens College

Flushing , New York 1967
graduated cum laude

Milestones

2012

Conducted orchestra for "Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony" (PBS)

2009

Composed the music for "The Informant"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score

2001

Picked up Emmy nominations as music director for the Fox special "Barbra Streisand: Timeless" and as composer of the song "On the Way to Becoming Me" (written with Alan and Marilyn Bergman) for "American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to

2000

Wrote the music to Craig Carnella's lyrics for the score to the stage musical "Sweet Smell of Success"; show tentatively scheduled for Broadway in February 2002

1999

Reteamed with Carole Bayer Sager on song "With You" featured in the special "AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars"; garnered Emmy nomination

1998

Collaborated with the Bergmans to pen song "A Ticket to Dream" for "AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies" (CBS); received Emmy Award

1997

Added new songs (co-written with lyricist David Zippel) for the London production of "The Goodbye Girl"

1996

Received 12th Oscar nomination for the song "I Finally Found Someone" from Barbra Streisand's "The Mirror Has Two Faces"; song co-written by Streisand, Bryan Adams, and Robert John 'Mutt' Lange

1994

Conducted orchestra for Barbra Streisand's concert tour

1993

Returned to Broadway with the ill-fated musical version of Neil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl"

1986

Collaborated with Howard Ashman on the short-lived Broadway musical "Smile"

1983

First stage flop, "Jean"; a musical biography of Jean Seberg, which premiered in London

1979

Wrote second Broadway musical "They're Playing Our Song" with Carole Bayer Sager; show based on their relationship

1978

Composed music for "Ice Castles," including theme song "Through the Eyes of Love"

1977

First collaboration with Carole Bayer Sager, the song "Nobody Does It Better" from the James Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me"

1976

Produced first TV special "The Entertainer" (NBC)

1976

Composed first Broadway score "A Chorus Line"; won a Tony Award and shared a Pulitzer Prize in Drama

1975

Made debut as concert pianist with Minneapolis Orchestra

1974

Worked as accompanist and "straight man" to Groucho Marx

1973

Became first person to win three music Oscars in one night

1970

First Oscar nomination, for composing song "LIfe Is What You Make It" from "Kotch"

1969

Met Ann-Margret; later worked on her Las Vegas, NV act

1968

Composed first film score "The Swimmer"

1967

Wrote "California Nights" for Gore

1967

Hired to play piano for party given by Sam Spiegel; impressed Spiegel who hired Hamlisch to score "The Swimmer"

1965

Had first hit with "Sunshine, Lolipops and Rainbows," recorded by Lesley Gore

1964

Hired as rehearsal pianist for "Funny Girl"; first collaboration with Barbra Streisand

1960

Met Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland through friend who was dating Minnelli

Worked as vocal arranger on syndicated "The Bell Telephone Hour"

Bonus Trivia

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Hamlisch also composed the theme for the program "Good Morning America."

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When he picked up his 1995 Emmy, Hamlisch became the sixth person to win each of the four major entertainment awards in competition. Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn, Richard Rodgers, Rita Moreno and John Gielgud were the other five. In 2001, two more people joined that elite club – Mel Brooks and Mike Nichols.

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On why he has more or less stopped composing film scores, Hamlisch told Susan King of the Los Angeles Times (July 27, 2000): "To tell you the truth, there's really only so much time, and I really want to do some more Broadway shows before I pack it in."

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