Exclusive Clip: Marvin Hamlisch Details The Grim Sacrifice That Made 'A Chorus Line' Possible : Monkey See We have a look at an exclusive clip from an upcoming documentary, and ask if the Chorus Line composer has a tin ear.
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Exclusive Clip: Marvin Hamlisch Details The Grim Sacrifice That Made 'A Chorus Line' Possible

So no, we don't necessarily expect modesty from Marvin Hamlisch. He is, as his Wikipedia entry notes, one of "the only two individuals to have been awarded an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama."

(Don't you just love Wikipedia entries, and the opportunities they offer for ego-driven factoids?)

Still, the anecdote in the clip above — taken from