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Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student.
By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
August 8, 2012