Thursday, April 18, 2024

Marvin Hamlisch Funeral, Visitation Set


Fans and friends of composer Marvin Hamlisch are still reeling from his death earlier this week. Almost everyone I speak to has some story about how great or wonderful Marvin was to them, what he did for…love. One irony is that Hamlisch was close friends with Nora Ephron. What a terrible summer it’s been.

Bruce Roberts – songwriter, friend and collaborator on many projects (Streisand etc) with Marvin and Carole Bayer Sager sent me a message: “Marvin was my dear friend, collaborator and mentor.  He was known for his music, but I’ll also remember him for his brilliant wit and the fact that he was a true mench. The laughs Carole Bayer Sager and I shared with him when working together with so many artists will never fade. His passing was so sudden, like a song with an ending that came too soon.”

Hamlisch’s funeral has been set for next Tuesday, August 14th at Temple Emanuel on Fifth Avenue. The service begins at 11am. Before that there will be two shivahs at Frank E. Campbell, on Sunday and Monday, with times set for 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm each day. The Tuesday service is being called A Celebration of Life. His publicist, Ken Sunshine, sent this picture of Hamlisch from his wife, Terre.

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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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