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Golden Globes’ Jewish Winners (Video)

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Among the crop of victors at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards were a noteworthy bunch of Jewish Hollywood types.

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture went to Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel) for “Her.”

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie is Michael Douglas, who played Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra.”

Possibly the most controversial of the bunch is Woody Allen, who would have taken home the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement if he had shown up. Diane Keaton accepted on his behalf, and Mia and Ronan Farrow dissed him on Twitter.

Andy Samberg scored twice, winning Best Actor in a TV series, Comedy for his role on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which was named Best TV Series, Comedy. If you missed his adorable acceptance speech, check it out here. It was one of the evening’s highlights.

Composer Marvin Hamlisch, 68

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Marvin Hamlisch, the acclaimed composer and arranger of dozens of films and Broadway shows, has died at 68.

Hamlisch died Monday in Los Angeles following a brief illness.

He is best known for his work on the long-running Broadway musical “A Chorus Line,” which won several Tony Awards and for which Hamlisch won the Pulitzer Prize.

Along with the Pulitzer, Hamlisch earned three Academy Awards, four Emmys, a Tony, four Grammys and three Golden Globes.

Hamlisch composed more than 40 film scores, including “Sophie’s Choice,” “Ordinary People,” and “Take the Money and Run.”

Hamlisch was born in New York to Viennese Jewish parents and at 7 became the youngest student ever accepted into the city’s prestigious Juilliard School. He started on Broadway as a rehearsal pianist and assistant vocal arranger for “Funny Girl,” starring Barbra Streisand, for whom he would later compose “The Way We Were.”

Hamlisch also was also a conductor and led symphony orchestras across the United States, including in Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, San Diego, Seattle, Dallas and Pasadena, Calif.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/composer-marvin-hamlisch-68/2012/08/08/

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