Marvin Hamlisch

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  • Broadway and film legend Marvin Hamlisch died Monday in Los Angeles at age 68. Also the pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, he began studying at Juilliard at age 7 — and at the time, he was the youngest student to be accepted at there. "My big thing at Juilliard — because I hadn't taken that many piano lessons at that point — was not that I could play Bach or Beethoven, but that I could play 'Goodnight Irene' in any key," Hamlisch told NPR's Scott Simon in 1987.

He was one singular sensation who left an indelible impression on American popular song. The late, legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch was Jill Pasternak's guest on Crossover in December, 2010 along with his friend and colleague, singer/pianist Michael Feinstein. Nobody did it better...