Marvin Hamlisch became a child prodigy pianist by age 5. He studied at the Julliard School, and his first professional job was as a rehearsal pianist for Barbra Streisand. His work was most popular and influential in film: The Way We Were, The Sting, Ordinary People, and Sophie's Choice (among many others). In 1975 Hamlisch composed the score for A Chorus Line, for which he won both a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize. He was a reknowned conductor, and led orchestras and symphonies across the United States.
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