NEW YORK (AP) - Broadway theatres will dim their lights tomorrow night in memory of Marvin Hamlisch.
The prolific composer collapsed and died yesterday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, according to his publicist. Hamlisch was 68.
The New York native composed music for films, for powerful singers such as Liza Minnelli and Aretha Franklin, and high-kicking dancers of the Tony-winning "A Chorus Line." Hamlisch was perhaps best known for adapting composer Scott Joplin on "The Sting."
His more than 40 film scores included "Sophie's Choice," ''Ordinary People," ''The Way We Were" and "Take the Money and Run."
Hamlisch became one of the most decorated artists in history, winning three Oscars, four Emmys, four Grammys, a Tony, a Pulitzer and three Golden Globes.
Barbra Streisand calls him "a true musical genius, but above all that, he was a beautiful human being."