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Marvin Hamlisch's chorus line: key compositions

The Associated Press, Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 8:00am (PDT)

Was there an award Marvin Hamlisch didn't win?

He was showered with many honors throughout his illustrious career, winning Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, Golden Globes and a Tony. Then there's the Pulitzer Prize.

But more than his awards, he gave audiences endless soundtracks to their lives, composing scores for films directed by Woody Allen and that included Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. "The Way We Were" is just one example of his artistic heft; the No. 1 hit, immortalized by Barbra Streisand, is one of the most revered songs of all time. Doris Day, Barry Manilow and even Beyonce have covered it.

Hamlisch died Monday in Los Angeles after a brief illness at age 68. Here's a look at his key songs and scores:

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Marvin Hamlisch's key songs:

"Life Is What You Make It" from "Kotch" (1971)

"The Way We Were" from "The Way We Were" (1973)

"The Entertainer" from "The Sting" (1973)

"Nobody Does It Better" from "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)

"The Last Time I Felt Like This" from "Same Time, Next Year" (1978)

"Through The Eyes of Love" from "Ice Castles" (1978)

"I Finally Found Someone" from "The Mirror Has Two Faces" (1996)

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Marvin Hamlisch's key scores:

"The Sting" (1973)

"A Chorus Line" (Broadway, 1975; Film, 1985)

"The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)

"Ordinary People" (1980)

"Sophie's Choice" (1982)

"The Way We Were" (1983)

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