Marilyn Bergman, Oscar-winning composer, dies at age 93
Obit-Marilyn Bergman FILE - Honorees Alan, left, and Marilyn Bergman arrive at the ASCAP Film and Television music awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Oscar-winning lyricist Marilyn Bergman died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 at age 93. She teamed with husband Alan Bergman on “The Way We Were,” “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” and hundreds of other songs. Marilyn Bergman became the first woman elected to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and later served as the chair and president. “I just love their words, I love the sentiment, I love their exploration of love and relationships,” Streisand told The Associated Press in 2011.wftv.com
Marilyn Bergman, Oscar-winning co-lyricist of ‘The Way We Were,’ dead at 93
Marilyn Bergman dies: Marilyn Bergman won three Oscars and was the first female president of ASCAP. Bergman and her husband, Alan Bergman, 96, won three Academy Awards, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve had enough experience to know that a compromise is going to be worked out,” Marilyn Bergman said in a 1980 interview with People. The compilation “Sinatra Sings Alan & Marilyn Bergman” was released in 2019, according to the newspaper. In 1985, Marilyn Bergman became the first woman elected to the board of directors of ASCAP and served as president and chairman of the performance-rights organization until 2009, the website reported.wftv.com
Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, dies
FILE - Johnny Mandel appears at the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Awards Ceremony and Concert in New York on Jan. 11, 2011. Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, arranger and musician, died Monday, June 29, 2020, of a cardiac ailment at his home in Ojai, Calif. There are many ways to describe the legendary composer Johnny Mandel. I just work with whats there and try to do the best with whats there.As an arranger, Mandel worked with some of the greatest singers of his time. Why didnt you write the lyrics to The Shadow of Your Smile? Mandel told the NEA.