LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including "The Sting" and won a Tony for "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles at 68.
Family spokesman Jason Lee says Hamlisch died Monday after a brief illness. Other details aren't being released.
Hamlisch's career included composing, conducting and arranging music from Broadway to Hollywood. His movies included "The Way We Were" and "Sophie's Choice." He won three Academy Awards, four Emmys and a Tony.
Marvin Hamlisch once served as principal pops conductor for the Buffalo Philharmonic.
Daniel Hart, the orchestra's Executive Director, released the following statement:
"We are shocked and saddened by this sudden news. Our hearts go out to his family.
Marvin Hamlisch was a true musical genius! He led our Pops Series for four years, from 2003-07, but was also here for the 2001-02 season as we searched for a new Pops director.
In 2003 he recorded a Holiday Pops CD with the BPO. His last performance with us was in April 2010.
Marvin made many good friends here in Buffalo and gave our audiences so many fine performances. He was a dominant force in the Symphonic Pops field to this day and will be greatly missed."