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Marvin Hamlisch

Roy Plomley's castaway is composer Marvin Hamlisch.

Marvin Hamlisch got into the Juilliard School of Music at the age of seven and he has been successful ever since. His two hit musicals - Chorus Line and They're Playing our Song - and his scores for over 20 films have won him many awards, including three Academy Awards in a single night. His most recent musical, Jean Seberg, opened at the National Theatre in 1983.

In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his career and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Everything's Coming Up Roses by Rosalind Russell
Book: Phone book
Luxury: Picture of mother when she was 17

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Fri 9 Dec 1983 09:05

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Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Marvin Hamlisch

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