Marvin Hamlisch

First emerging in the mid-'70s, Marvin Hamlisch was one of the top composers in film, theater, and popular music. As holder of numerous gold record awards for his soundtrack and cast recordings, and the composer of some of the most well-known songs ever cut by Barbra Streisand and Lesley Gore, among many others, he was among the few "stars" in the world of popular music, composition, and songwriting to achieve major public recognition after the emergence of rock music in the '60s.