Marvin Hamlisch's Interesting Facts

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1 His musical, "Sweet Smell of Success," at the Kokandy Productions in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2014 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Award for Musical Production.
2 Made film history in 1974 as the first individual ever to win three Academy Awards in one night in all three music categories. One for the song, "The Way We Were" (with co-writers Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman), another for composing the score of The Way We Were (1973), and a third for the adaptation of Scott Joplin's ragtime music for The Sting (1973).
3 In 1994 he guest conducted the London Symphony Orchestra for Barbra Streisand's first British concert.
4 Younger brother of Terry Liebling.
5 Ex-brother-in-law of Howard Liebling.
6 His musical, "A Chorus Line", at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for the 2011 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Musical (Large).
7 After legendary musical composer, Richard Rodgers, Marvin Hamlisch is only the second artist to have won the all of the five big awards Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Grammy, and the most rare, a Pulitzer Prize.
8 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986.
9 Engaged to Emma Samms in the early 1980s.
10 He is one of nine artists who have won all four major entertainment awards (Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy).
11 Marvin Hamlisch won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the musical "A Chorus Line", collaborating with Nicholas Dante, Michael Bennett, James Kirkwood Jr. and Ed Kleban.
12 He was the accompanist and straight man for Groucho Marx, when he toured in 1974-1975.
13 At the age of seven, he was the youngest student ever accepted at the acclaimed Juiliard School of Music.
Sources:
IMDB, Wikipedia


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