Alan Bergman, lyricist

Alan Bergman

September 11, 1925, Brooklyn, NY

Bergman began his career during the early '50s as a director of children's television programming. ~ Allmusic: Alan Bergman ~ retrieved May 18, 2014 © Allmusic

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Alan & Marilyn Bergman

The songs of Alan and Marilyn Bergman have been enriching the great American songbook for over five decades. As lyricists for film, stage and television, they have created many unforgettable images with their lyrical mastery. Theirs is one of the most successful songwriting collaborations in an era of great popular music. ~ Alan & Marilyn Bergman ~ retrieved May 18, 2014 ©

Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett and even Fred Astaire have all recorded their songs: Husband and wife Marilyn and Alan Bergman have been writing irresistible music together for 50 years. Their songs include the theme song from Maude, Nice & Easy, In the Heat of the Night (recorded by Ray Charles), That Face, You Must Believe in Spring, The Way We Were and What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?. They've written the lyrics for music featured in films as diverse as Tootsie, Yentl and the original Thomas Crown Affair - and received Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammys in the process. ~ NPR: The Couple Behind Some Of Hollywood's Classic Tunes ~ September 2, 2011 © NPR

Alan & Marilyn Bergman ~ Inducted in the 1980 Songwriters Hall Of Fame ~ Alan and Marilyn Bergman are recognized as one of the very few and certainly the most successful lyric writing teams in history. ~ 1980 © Songwriters Hall Of Fame

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