Tonight on the season finale of PBS’ “American Masters” series, the life of composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch is being honored. The special is being called “What He Did For Love”. If the name Hamlisch doesn’t ring any bells for you right away, his music surely will. Some of his most famous songs are “The Way We Were” and “Nobody Does It Better”. Here’s Barbara Streisand paying tribute to Hamlisch at this year’s Academy Awards.
Hamlisch is also one of 11 EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony). Tonight’s special is a look back at the life and influence of Hamlisch. He’s a person that you might now have known, but through his music he influenced all facets of media. Check out some of the big name personalities on tap tonight to honor and remember this “American Master”.
Remember composer, conductor & PEGOT winner Marvin Hamlisch. With new interviews with family, Barbra Streisand, Steven Soderbergh, Quincy Jones, Christopher Walken, Sir Tim Rice, Joe Torre, Woody Allen, John Lithgow, Lucie Arnaz, Ann-Margret, and others.
The sheer difference in this group of people is testament to Hamlisch’s reach. On paper there isn’t much to connect Quincy Jones to Joe Torre to Ann-Margret, but Hamlisch’s music and arrangements had that power to bring people together. Celebrate Marvin Hamlisch’s life and career tonight with an all new PBS “American Masters”.
Date: Friday, December 27th
Episode Title: “American Masters Marvin Hamlisch”
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Online Stream: PBS.org