David Livingston/Getty ImagesMarvin Hamlisch, the award-winning composer and conductor who **** last month at the age of 68, was honored Tuesday night in New York City at a star-studded memorial service that included musical performances by Barbra Streisand and Aretha Franklin, the New York Daily News reports.
Streisand sang “The Way We Were” and “Through the Eyes of Love.” Franklin performed the James Bond theme “Nobody Does it Better,” followed by a spiritual tune.
The list of celebrities in attendance at the invitation-only event included Regis Philbin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Liza Minnelli and playwright Neil Simon.
Hamlisch is best known for his Academy Award-winning composition "The Way We Were," from the movie of the same name, but he wrote more than 40 movie scores, including The Sting, Sophie's Choice, Three Men & a Baby, Take the Money and Run and Ordinary People.
For the stage, Hamlisch composed the music for A Chorus Line, which won him the Pulitzer Prize, as well as They're Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl and others.
In his career, Hamlisch won three Oscars, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globes in addition to the Pulitzer Prize.
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