Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

Marvin Hamlisch, the stage and film composer who created the memorable songs for "A Chorus Line," has died at 68. The composer died on Monday in Los Angeles after collapsing from a brief illness, his family said in a statement. One of the most decorated composers in entertainment, Hamlisch had won a Tony Award, three Academy Awards, four Emmy Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
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<strong>MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-marvin-hamlisch-20120808,0,5664921.story">Full obituary</a> | <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-marvin-hamlisch-pictures,0,1713479.photogallery">Photos: Marvin Hamlisch | 1944-2012</a> | <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-marvin-hamlisch-dead-reactions-pictures,0,4756473.photogallery">Hollywood reacts to Hamlisch's death</a>

( Evening Standard / Getty Images / Stephanie Strasburg / AP / August 10, 2012 )

Marvin Hamlisch, the stage and film composer who created the memorable songs for "A Chorus Line," has died at 68. The composer died on Monday in Los Angeles after collapsing from a brief illness, his family said in a statement. One of the most decorated composers in entertainment, Hamlisch had won a Tony Award, three Academy Awards, four Emmy Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

MORE: Full obituary | Photos: Marvin Hamlisch | 1944-2012 | Hollywood reacts to Hamlisch's death

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