June 2, 2017 all-day
June 2, 1944. Composer and conductor of film and Broadway scores, born at New York, NY. A child prodigy accepted to Julliard at age seven, Hamlisch composed his first hit song before he turned 21. Famous film scores include The Sting (1973) and The Way We Were (1973), and his best-known Broadway work includes A Chorus Line (1975) and Theyre Playing Our Song (1979). Winner of multiple Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards, as well as the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Chorus Line, he died at Los Angeles, CA, Aug 6, 2012.