Song of the Day: Marvin Hamlisch, “The Entertainer”

Composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch, one of only 16 people to have received an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award and only the second (after Richard Rodgers), to win all those plus a Pulitzer, would be 77 today (he died in 2012). Hamlisch won the 1975 Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental for his recording of Scott Joplin’s "The Entertainer," which he used in the 1973 film The Sting, which starred Robert Redford and Paul Newman. He also received the 1973 Oscar for Original Song Score and Adaptation for his work on The Sting as well as the 1973 Oscar for Original Dramatic Score for The Way We Were. "The Entertainer" peaked at #3 on the Hot 100.

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