Share Your Memories: Remembering 'A Chorus Line' Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Marvin Hamlisch Marvin Hamlisch (Phil Konstantin)

“A Chorus Line” composer Marvin Hamlisch, who died Monday, was remembered by his fans for his indelible mark on Broadway and in film.

WNYC asked fans near the Great White Way how they would remember the Academy Award- and Tony-winning composer, who died at age 68:

“Some of his compositions are part of the soundtrack of my young adulthood. To know that he's passed is another loss in the music world.”

— Nancy Fisher, 64, from Riverbank, Calif.

 “The only thing I can tell you is if Barbra (Streisand) said to sing it, and he played it, then I listened, that’s me.”

— Peter Ann Siehl, 61, Ohio.

“It (his music) was entertaining, like jumping,”

Carli Li, 50s, from Philadelphia

“It was always just very nice and soothing to me when I heard it, his music.”

— Jan Davenport, 67, from Palm Coast, Fla.

“I’m very old school, so I loved ‘A Chorus Line.’ I do love his music very much. It’s sad to hear he passed away. I’m sure it’s a huge tragedy, but I think it’ll be interesting to see in the next coming days and weeks, bringing back that memory of him, will be interesting to see.”

Jessa Orme, 29, from Salt Lake City


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Comments [2]

Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

MARVIN HAMLISCH was a "mensch," whose musical genius extolled those whose contributions to society's colorful pastiche enlivened many lives. We will miss his optimistic, cheerful engaging personality. R.I.P.
Being an opera composer myself, I feel a kinship to his creative endeavors. I, a Wagnerian romantischer heldentenor, shall sing two love songs of his in my Saturday October 20th "Greatest Love Songs of Broadway's Musicals and Movies" concert at the New Life Expo at the New Yorker Hotel.; www. and

Aug. 15 2012 05:34 PM
Marilyn from Plainview

His music and sense of humor, humility and intelligence will be sorely missed. I went to Performing Arts HS in 1956 and Chrous Line captured that whole experience for me.

Aug. 07 2012 08:47 PM

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