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Marvin Hamlisch makes posthumous cameo on 'The Simpsons'

Marvin Hamlisch makes posthumous cameo on 'The Simpsons'

Before he died in August at the age of 68, Marvin Hamlisch recorded a brief cameo for "The Simpsons," playing a version of himself in an episode involving Abe Simpson's hidden past. On Sunday, the episode finally aired on Fox, making Hamlisch's vocal role a posthumous performance for the late conductor and composer.

Sunday's episode, "Gone Abie Gone," focused on Abe's past love affair with a sultry jazz singer. They meet at a restaurant called Spiro's where Abe, Homer Simpson's dad, is working as a busboy while aspiring to become a songwriter. Hamlisch plays himself as the restaurant's resident composer who prefers to work as a...