Friday, April 12, 2024

Marvin Hamlisch, Hal David Memorials: Dates Set


Private memorials for both composer Marvin Hamlisch and lyricist Hal David have been set. Hamlisch’s memorial is planned for September 18th at Lincoln Center. No word yet on who will perform, but it’s more than likely that Barbra Streisand will put in appearance. Other guests should include Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and Carole Bayer Sager. More info tomorrow.

The Bergmans will have double duty at memorials if they do come, since their fellow ASCAP former president Hal David will be celebrated in Los Angeles on September 21st. Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick are sure to be at that one, which is also private. The Songwriters Hall of Fame has moved up its annual nominating meeting in New York on the 20th to accommodate all the members who will travel to Hal’s memorial. He was the longtime president of the SHOF.

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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