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The show was AWESOME, this man had so much to say, his inspiration to artists

and to everyone was what makes shows like this worth it. It was such an honor for

me to be there. I enjoyed myself very much.

He performed the STING and THE WAY WE WERE, it brought tears to my eyes. Wow!



I am going to be one of six photographers to photograph the great singer/songwriter Marvin Hamlisch on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:30 pm at the Saroyan Theatre. I am really feeling honored. This is a highlight for me in my photography career.


Musical talent ran in Marvin Hamlisch's family - his father was an accordionist, and at seven Hamlisch was the youngest student ever accepted by Manhattan's Julliard School of Music. Hamlich furthered his education by taking night classes at Queens College and working during the day as a rehearsal pianist for Broadway shows. He eventually began composing songs for stage productions. In 1968 he met film producer Sam Spiegel, resulting in his first film score for The Swimmer (1968) (he had previously written some songs for a low-budget teenpic, Ski Party (1965), but did not do the score for it). Hamlisch became well versed in the very specialized field of film scoring. In addition to scoring films, he ventured into film production as co-producer of The Entertainer (1976) (TV). In 1976 he won a Tony award for his scoring of the Broadway show "A Chorus Line."

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Composer, songwriter ("Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"), and conductor, educated at the Professional Children's School, Juilliard, and Queens College. He was the musical director for Equity Library Theatre productions, and wrote songs for Liza Minnelli and for Julius Monk's 'Upstairs at the Downstairs' revues. Joining ASCAP in 1959, his chief musical collaborator was Howard Liebling, and his many other popular-song compositions include "Little Rosy Red", "The Travelin' Life", and "Blues for Koto and Trumpet".

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At the age of seven, he was the youngest student ever accepted at the acclaimed Juiliard School of Music. Made movie history in 1974 when he became 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 the score to the movie The Way We Were (1973) and one for the adaption of Scott Joplin's ragtime music for The Sting (1973). In 1994, he conducted the London orchestra for Barbra Streisand's first British concert.

He was the accompanist and straight man for Groucho Marx, when he toured in 1974-75.

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.

He is one of nine artists who have won all four major entertainment awards (Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy).

Engaged to Emma Samms in the early 1980s.

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986.

After legendary musical composer Richard Rodgers, Hamlisch is the second only artist to have won the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize.


I have to say, The Way We Were is one of my all time fave songs, and is AWESOME, I remember it way back when, and would listen to the soundtrack over and over again in my bedroom, trying to sing along, but I actually have no singing talent, just like to sing.  

Next, I want to photograph Ozzy. Can someone hook me up? He has ignored me this far, but I have to do it... on my bucket list.

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Comment by Johnny Otilano on October 30, 2011 at 3:53pm
yeah too bad I was working that night...did any of my friend call you or went that night I guess they're also busy working that night...
Comment by SIN on October 29, 2011 at 8:57pm
Thank you Johnny, it was an amazing experience for me. : )
Comment by Johnny Otilano on October 28, 2011 at 6:52pm
Awesome shot Sin, Congrats!!!

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