Marvin Hamlisch had unusual prize package

Composer Marvin Hamlisch performs at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Nov. 8, 2011. AP Photo/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Alex J. Berliner

Marvin Hamlisch performs at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Nov. 8, 2011.
Alex J. Berliner
(CBS News) Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who died Aug. 6, 2012, at the age of 68, was one of the few entertainers to have won the big four statuettes - Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony.

Also among his many prizes is several Golden Globes and Pulitzer Prize for his work on the musical "A Chorus Line."

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Only 10 others, including luminaries Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Mike Nichols, and John Gielgud, have won all four, known by the acronym EGOT. Other EGOT winners are: Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg and Scott Rudin.

Here's a closer look at Hamlisch's major awards:

Academy Awards: " The Sting," 1973, Best Original Song Score and/or Adaptation

"The Way We Were," 1973, Best Original Song

"The Way We Were," 1973, Best Original Dramatic Score


Emmy Awards: "Timeless: Live in Concert," 2001, Outstanding Music Direction

"AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies," 1999, Outstanding Music and Lyrics

"Barbra Streisand: The Concert," 1995, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics

"Barbra Streisand: The Concert," 1995, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction


Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, 1974

"The Entertainer," 1974, Best Pop Instrumental Performance

"The Way We Were" performed by Barbra Streisand, 1973, Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special

"The Way We Were" performed by Barbra Streisand, 1974, Song Of The Year


Tony Award: "A Chorus Line," 1975, Drama Category


Golden Globe Awards: "The Way We Were" performed by Barbra Streisand, 1974, Best Original Song

"Life Is What You Make It," 1972, Best Original Song


Pulitzer Prize: "A Chorus Line, 1975, Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

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