The composer won every major award in his career, including three Academy Awards, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globes. He composed more than 40 film scores, including “Sophie’s Choice,” `’Ordinary People” and “Take the Money and Run.” He won his third Oscar for his adaptation of Scott Joplin‘s music for “The Sting.” On Broadway, Hamlisch received the Pulitzer Prize for long-running favorite “The Chorus Line” and wrote “The Goodbye Girl” and “Sweet Smell of Success.”
Family spokesman Jason Lee said Hamlisch died Monday after a brief illness. Other details weren’t being released.
Hamlisch had been scheduled to fly to Nashville, Tennessee, this week to see a production of his hit musical “The Nutty Professor.”
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I guess everyone has their favorite Harold Gould character… mine is the con artist Kid Twist in The Sting who sets up the environment for Newman and Redford’s master plan. Many people remember him most fondly as Rhoda’s father (Martin Morgenstern) on the spinoff of Mary Tyler Moore’s show.
Gould was born as Harold V. Goldstein in Schenectady, NY (a name he never legally changed), and was educated at Cornell (where he earned both a Masters and a PhD in Drama).
He worked right up to this year, with a part in the TV series Nip/Tuck.
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