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lyricist , writer

Alan Bergman, American lyricist, writer. Named to Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1980; recipient Singers Salute to Songwriter award, Clooney Foundation, 1986, Aggie award, Songwriter's Guild, 1987; grantee American Film Institute, 1976. Member of Motion Picture Academy Arts and Sciences (governor), American Society of Composers.

Background

Bergman, Alan was born on September 11, 1925 in Brooklyn. Son of Samuel and Ruth (Margulies) Bergman.

Education

Graduate, Ethical Culture School. Bachelor, University North Carolina. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles.

Doctorate (honorary), Berklee College Music, 1995.

Career

Television director Columbia Broadcasting System, Philadelphia, 1949-1953. Independent lyricist, collaborator with Marilyn Bergman, since 1956. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Including television themes Bracken's World, 1969-1970, The Sandy Duncan Show, 1972, Maude, 1972-1978, Good Times, 1974-1979, The Nancy Walker Show, 1976, The Dumplings, 1976, Alice, 1976-1982, In the Heat of the Night, 1988-1984, Brooklyn Bridge, 1991-1993, The Powers That Be, 1993, television film lyrics The Hands of Time, from Brian's Song, 1971, Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, 1975 (Emmy award best dramatic underscore, 1975, score only), Sybil, 1976 (Emmy award best dramatic underscore, 1976), Too Many Springs, from Hollow Image, 1979, theatrical scores Something More, 1964, Ballroom, 1978 (Grammy award nominee for best cast show album, 1979), The Lady and the Clarinet, 1980, The Marriage-Go-Round, from The Marriage-Go-Round, 1960, Any Wednesday, from Any Wednesday, 1966, Make Me Rainbows, from Fitzwilly, 1967, feature film songs (score) In the Heat of the Night, 1967, The Windmills of Your Mind, from The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968 (Academy award for best song, 1968, Golden Globe award for best original song, 1969), His Eyes, Her Eyes, 1968, You Must Believe in Spring, from Young Girls at Rochefort, 1968, Maybe Tomorrow, from John and Mary, 1969, Tomorrow Is My Friend, There's Enough to Go Around, from Gaily, Gaily, 1969, A Smile, A Mem'ry and an Extra Shirt, from A Man Called Gannon, 1969, Sugar in the Rain, from Stiletto, 1969, What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?, from The Happy Ending, 1969 (Academy award nominee for best song, 1969), I Was Born in Love With You, from Wuthering Heights, 1970, Sweet Gingerbread Man, Nobody Knows, from The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, 1970, Move, from Move, 1970, Pieces of Dreams (AKA Little Boy Lost), from Pieces of Dreams, 1970 (Academy award nominee for best song, 1970), The Costume Ball, from Doctors' Wives, 1971, All His Children, from Sometimes a Great Notion, 1971 (Academy award nominee for best song, 1971), Rain Falls Anywhere It Wants To, from The African Elephant, 1971, The Summer Know, from Summer of '42, 1971 (Grammy award nominee for song of the year, 1972), A Face in the Crowd, from Le Mans, 1971, Marmalade, Molasses and Honey, from The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, 1972 (Academy award nominee for best song, 1972), Love's the Only Game in Town, from Pete and Tillie, 1972, Molly and Lawless John, 1972, The Way We Were, from The Way We Were, 1973 (Grammy award for song of the year, 1973, Academy award for best song, 1973, Golden Globe award for best original song, 1974, Grammy award for best original score, 1974), Breezy's Song, from Breezy, 1973, In Every Corner of the World, from Forty Carats, 1973, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams, from Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams, 1973, Easy Baby, from 99 and 44/100%, 1974, There'll Be Time, from Ode to Billy Joe, 1975, Evening Sun, Morning Moon, from The Yakuza, 1975, I Believe in Love, from A Star is Born, 1976 (Grammy award nominee for best original score, 1977), I'm Harry, I'm Walter, from Harry and Walter Go to New York, 1976, Hello and Goodbye, from Noon to Three, 1976, Bobby Deerfield, from Bobby Deerfield, 1977, The Last Time I Felt Like This, from Same Time Next Year, 1978 (Academy award nominee for best song, 1978), The One and Only, from The One and Only, 1978, There's Something Funny Goin' On, from. And Justice For All, 1979, I'll Never Say Goodbye, from The Promise, 1979 (Academy award nominee for best song, 1979), Where Do You Catch the Bus for Tomorrow, from A Change of Seasons, 1980, Ask Me No Questions, from Back Roads, 1981, How Do You Keep the Music Playing?, from Best Friends, 1982 (Academy award nominee best song, 1982), Think About Love, 1982, Comin' Home to You, from Author! Author!, 1982, Tootsie, from Tootsie, 1982, It Might Be You, 1982 (Academy award nominee for best song, 1982, Grammy award nominee for best original score, 1983), If We Were in Love, from Yes, Giorgio, 1982 (Academy award nominee for best song, 1982), Never Say Never Again, from Never Say Never Again, 1983. Feature film songs Papa, Can You Hear Me?, from Yentl, 1983 (Academy award nominee best song, 1983).

      Feature film songs The Way He Makes Me Feel, from Yentl, 1983 (Academy award nominee for best song, 1983), Will Someone Ever Look at Me That Way?, 1983 (Academy award for best original score, 1983, Grammy award nominee for best original score, 1984), Little Boys, from The Man Who Loved Women, 1983, Something New in My Life, from Mickey and Maude, 1984, The Music of Goodbye, from Out of Africa, 1985, I Know the Feeling, from The January Man, 1989. Feature film songs The Girl Who Used to Be Me, from Shirley Valentine, 1989 (Academy award nominee for best song, 1989, Golden Globe nominee for best original, 1990, Grammy award nomination, 1990). Feature film songs Welcome Home, from Welcome Home, 1989, Most of All You, from Major League, 1989, Dreamland, from For the Boys, 1991.

      Feature film songs Places That Belong to You, from The Prince of Tides, 1991. Feature film songs It's All There, from Switch, 1991, Moonlight, from Sabrina, 1995 (Academy award nominee for best original song, 1996), Bogus, 1996, pop songs You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Grammy award nominee for song of the year, 1978), In the Heat of the Night, The Summer Knows, Nice 'N' Easy (Grammy award nominee for song of the year, 1960), Someone in the Dark, Los Angeles Is My Lady, After the Rain, I Was Born in Love With You, That Face, Look Around, I Love to Dance Like They Used to Dance, What Matters Most, One Day, A Child Is Born, Sleep Warm, Sentimental Baby, Live It Up, If I Close My Eyes, Yellow Bird, Like a Lover, Where Do You Start?, On My Way to You, Ordinary Miracles (Ace award and Emmy award for best original song), albums Never Be Afraid for Bing Crosby, The Ballad of the Blues for Jo Stafford, writer Barbra Streisand: The Concert, 1995 (Ace nominee for writing of a special, Emmy award for Best Music & Lyrics).

Membership

Member of Motion Picture Academy Arts and Sciences (governor), American Society of Composers.

Connections

Married Marilyn Keith Bergman, February 9, 1958. 1 child Julie Rachel.

father:
Samuel Bergman

mother:
Ruth (Margulies) Bergman

spouse:
Marilyn Keith Bergman

child:
Julie Rachel Bergman