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Nobody Does It Better! Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Sheds Light on a Legend

Nobody Does It Better! Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Sheds Light on a Legend
Marvin Hamlisch
Dori Berinstein got exclusive access to the 'Chorus Line' composer's archives.

We already knew that the late Tony, Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-conductor Marvin Hamlisch was a singular sensation. But the documentary Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love, which airs on PBS on December 27, reveals the kind-hearted, complex and dessert-loving man behind the legend. A musical prodigy accepted to Juilliard at age six, the A Chorus Line creator overcame a self-described “period of suffocating despair” when his hit-writing streak, which included garnering three Academy Awards on the same night in 1973, ended. Tony winner Dori Berinstein’s film features exclusive access to Hamlisch's personal archives and interviews with luminaries including Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Quincy Jones, Woody Allen, Carol Bayer Sager and Idina Menzel. Watch out for a young Tim Rice as you’ve never seen the lyricist before—in the guise of talk show host—interviewing Hamlisch, and marvel at how the composer finally found true love worthy of a Broadway musical's storyline. R.I.P. lovely Marvin: Those of us who were lucky enough to have spent time with you will never forget the way we were.

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