Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Barbra, Liza and Aretha Honor Marvin Hamlisch

Three Divas Sing at Memorial for 'Chorus Line' Composer
Wave to Crowd: Sarah Jessica Parker arrives at memorial for Marvin Hamlisch.Getty Images


Three of America’s leading stage performers - Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and Aretha Franklin - paid tribute to Marvin Hamlisch on Tuesday, honoring the late composer for his contributions to Broadway and movies, as well as their personal lives.

The invitation-only tribute for the composer of numerous hit records, movies and musicals such as “A Chorus Line” was held at the New York’s Juilliard School for the Arts where Hamlisch studied as a boy after three years earlier displaying at the age of 4 a gift for mimicking music.

Hamlisch died after a brief illness in Los Angeles on Aug. 6 at the age of 68, causing an outpouring of grief from well-known entertainers and fans and prompting Streisand, Hamlisch’s friend for the past 45 years, to organize the tribute. -- Reuters via Forward

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