Bergman, Alan & Marilyn (ON HOLD)

Broadway, TV & film songwriters-lyricists, won 3 Oscars & 3 Emmys, noted for work with Legrand & Streisand

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Alan Bergman (b. 1925) & Marilyn Bergman (b. 1929) Brooklyn-born songwriters and lyricists (m. 1958), wrote music and lyrics for many TV shows, films, and musicals, earning 2 Oscars, 3 Emmys and Songwriters Hall of Fame induction. Johnny Mercer encouraged Philadelphia TV director and songwriter Alan’s move to LA in the 50’s to be a professional songwriter. He met Marilyn working with composer Lew Spence who suggested they all work together. With him they wrote lyrics for title tracks to Dean Martin’s 1958 album “Sleep Warm” and Frank Sinatra’s 1960 album “Nice ‘n’ Easy”. In 1961 they wrote their 1st film title song, “The Right Approach”, composed by Spence. In 1964 they wrote lyrics to their 1st Broadway musical, “Something More!” music by Sammy Fain and wrote lyrics for Quincy Jones’ music for “In the Heat of the Night” (1967). They worked with Jones on Michael Jackson’s soundtrack for “E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982), writing lyrics for "Someone in the Dark". A relationship with French composer Michel Legrand began in the late 1960s. Their English lyrics for “The Windmills of Your Mind” (“The Thomas Crown Affair”, 1968) earned their 1st Oscar for Best Original Song in 1969. They and Legrand were nominated for Best Original Song the next 2 years for “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?” (“The Happy Ending”, 1969) and "Pieces of Dreams" (1970 film of same name). At the 1983 Oscars, their lyrics for “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” composed by Legrand for “Best Friends” was nominated for Best Original Song. That year, they were the 1st songwriters to write 3 of the 5 Best Original Song nominees along with “It Might Be You” from “Tootsie” (music by Dave Grusin) and "If We Were in Love" from “Yes, Giorgio” (music by John Williams). Their work with Legrand on the 1983 film “Yentl” won the Oscar for Best Original Score or Adaptation Score with “Papa, Can You Hear Me?” and “The Way He Makes Me Feel”, also Best Original Song nominee. More recent Oscar nominations for Best Original Song incl. "Moonlight" (music by John Williams for “Sabrina”, 1995), and "Love Is Where You Are" (music by Mark Isham for “At First Sight”, 1999). In 1999 they received an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for "A Time to Dream" (music by Hamlisch). Their lyrics for the TV musical “Queen of the Stardust Ballroom” earned their 3rd Emmy, song used in their 1978 2nd Broadway show, “Ballroom”. With a long relationship with Barbra Streisand, in addition to “Yentl” and “The Way We Were,” they wrote her 1987 "One Voice" concert live album; “Ordinary Miracles” from her 1994 concert tour and HBO special earned their 3rd Emmy. Their 5th Emmy nod was for "On the Way to Becoming Me" (music by Hamlisch) from AFI’s tribute to Streisand. With Dave Grusin, they wrote theme songs for TV’s “Maude”, “Good Times”, and “Alice” (with David Shire). Marilyn was ASCAP president & board chairman 1994-2009. Blue-bordered 6 ½ x 4 ¼ white notepaper signed in person by Marilyn & Alan Bergman

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