Monday, August 13, 2012

Rare Video Shows Composer Marvin Hamlisch Was Funny, Too


Renowned composer Marvin Hamlisch, who passed away last week at the age of 68, had a funny side that surfaced when he performed music and comedy shtick at Congregation Beth Tzedec in Toronto Canada.

A rare video appeared a few days ago that showed Hamlisch, who was famed for writing the music for A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, The Sting, and James Bond movies, singing, playing the piano, and doing shtick with Simon Spiro, the cantor of Congregation Beth Tzedec.

In this nine minute clip, after four minutes of kidding around, Hamlisch and Spiro launch into a new version of Irving Berlin's "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better" with special lyrics by Aliza Spiro.

Enjoy! 

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(A tip of the kippah to Sheila Zucker for bringing this video to our attention.)