He is renowned musician Marvin Hamlisch and if you recognize the name it might be from his hit soundtrack from the movie The Sting, for which he performed the ragtime score. Or maybe from his string of hits on Broadway, including A Chorus Line. Wait, isn't he also the guy who wrote all those pop songs like Nobody Does it Better and The Way We Were?
A little research when I got home confirmed my suspicions. He did all that. In fact, Marvin Hamlisch is one of only two people in history to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, a Grammy, and a Pulitzer Prize*. Damn it and I am a worthless slug.
Then I heard an interview on the radio with a woman who was promoting the book she had written. What is the little book about? Oh, just Rachel Scdoris's story of being legally- blind- since-birth and how that didn't stop her from training and now racing annually in the Alaskan Iditerod dog sled race. Damn it and I am a worthless slug.
Lesson learned. I gotta stop listening to the radio.
*Richard Rodgers is the other one. I knew you wanted to know.