Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch dies aged 68

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The composer Marvin Hamlisch, who wrote the scores for films and shows including The Sting and A Chorus Line, has died in Los Angeles, aged 68.

Hamlisch wrote more than 40 film scores including his Oscar-winning score and title song for The Way We Were.

In total he won three Academy Awards, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globes.

In this edited excerpt from Michael Parkinson in 1977, he plays his Oscar-winning adaptation of Scott Joplin's The Entertainer from the film The Sting and jokes about his musical background.

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