Academy Award—winning composer Marvin Hamlisch has died in Los Angeles at 68. Hamlisch, who composed the scores for more than 40 films, including Ordinary People, Take the Money and Run, and The Sting — for which he won one of his three Oscars — also won a Pulitzer prize for scoring Broadway's A Chorus Line. Hamlisch collapsed and died after a brief illness, a statement said.
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