Thursday, April 18, 2024

Marvin Hamlisch Last Project: Music for Liberace Movie Completed


Before he died Marvin Hamlisch completed his final full project. Producer Jerry Weintraub confirmed for me tonight that Hamlisch completed all the music for “Behind the Candelabra,” the Michael Douglas and Matt Damon film, directed by Steven Soderbergh. “He finished it all,” Weintraub said. “I can’t believe what happened. He was a great guy.” Weintraub says he’s as much in the dark about what exactly happened to Hamlisch as anyone else this evening. He’d heard, like some others I talked to, that Hamlisch hadn’t felt well in the last few days and may have gone to the hospital. “Behind the Candelabra,” which Weintraub is producing for HBO, tells the story of Liberace’s final years with his lover, Scott Thorson.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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