Alan Bergman

Songwriter, Lyricist, Producer
With his wife Marilyn, Alan Bergman has written lyrics to some of the most memorable movie songs of the past two decades. Specializing in dreamy love songs and searching ballads and working with such composers as John ... Read more »
Born: 09/11/1925 in Brooklyn, New York, USA


Music (97)

Focus 2015 (Movie)

("The Windmills Of Your Mind") (Song)

The Pretty One 2014 (Movie)

("It Might Be You") (Song)

The Informant! 2009 (Movie)

("Trust Me") (Song)

Confetti 2006 (Movie)

'What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life' (Lyrics)

Connie and Carla 2004 (Movie)

("Papa, Can You Hear Me?") (Song)

School of Rock 2003 (Movie)

("Good Times (Theme)") (Song)

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

("The Way We Were") (Song)

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

("Papa, Can You Hear Me?") (Song)

Dancing in September 2001 (Movie)

song theme from("Good Times") (Song)

Next Friday 2000 (Movie)

("Good Times") (Song)

At First Sight 1999 (Movie)

("Love Is Where You Are") (Song)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 (Movie)

("The Windmills of Your Mind") (Song)

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

The George & Alana Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Theme Music

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

original songs (Song)

In the Heat of the Night 1987 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Theme Lyrics

The Powers That Be 1990 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Theme Lyrics

Sunday Dinner 1990 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Theme Song

For the Boys 1991 (Movie)

("Dreamland") (Song)

Switch 1991 (Movie)

lyrics("It's All There") (Theme Lyrics)

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear 1991 (Movie)

("The Way We Were") (Song)

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)


The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)


January Man 1989 (Movie)

lyrics("I Know the Feeling") (Theme Lyrics)

Major League 1989 (Movie)

lyrics("Most of All You") (Theme Lyrics)

Shirley Valentine 1989 (Movie)

lyrics("The Girl Who Used to Be") (Theme Lyrics)

Welcome Home 1989 (Movie)

(Theme Song)

Big 1988 (Movie)

("The Way We Were") (Song)

Evening at Pops (06/18/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Tony Bennett 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Shy People 1987 (Movie)

("The Way We Were") (Song)

Alice 1976 - 1985 (TV Show)

Theme Song

Micki & Maude 1984 (Movie)

("Something in My Life") (Song)

P.O.P. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Theme Song

Never Say Never Again 1983 (Movie)

lyrics("Never Say Never Again") (Theme Lyrics)

The Man Who Loved Women 1983 (Movie)

lyrics("Little Boys") (Theme Lyrics)

Yentl 1983 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Author! Author! 1982 (Movie)

lyrics("Comin' Home to You") (Theme Lyrics)

Best Friends 1982 (Movie)

lyrics("How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" "Think About Love") (Theme Lyrics)

I Love Liberty 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)


Tootsie 1982 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Yes, Giorgio 1982 (Movie)

lyrics("If We Were in Love") (Theme Lyrics)

Back Roads 1981 (Movie)

lyrics("Ask Me No Questions (I'll Tell You No Lies)") (Theme Lyrics)

A Change of Seasons 1979 (Movie)

lyrics("Where Do You Catch the Bus For Tomorrow?") (Theme Lyrics)

And Justice For All 1979 (Movie)

lyrics("Something Funny Goin' On") (Theme Lyrics)

Co-Ed Fever 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Theme Song

Julie Farr, M.D. 1977 - 1979 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Starting Over 1979 (Movie)

lyrics("The Way We Were") (Theme Lyrics)

The Promise 1979 (Movie)

lyrics("The Promise" "I'll Never Say Goodbye") (Theme Lyrics)

Having Babies III 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Same Time, Next Year 1978 (Movie)

lyrics("The Last Time I Felt Like This") (Theme Lyrics)

All That Glitters 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Theme Music

The Nancy Walker Show 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

The One and Only 1977 (Movie)

lyrics("The One and Only") (Theme Lyrics)

A Star Is Born 1976 (Movie)

lyrics("I Believe in Love") (Theme Lyrics)

Alice 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Theme Music

From Noon Till Three 1976 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Harry and Walter Go to New York 1976 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Ode to Billy Joe 1976 (Movie)

lyrics("There'll Be Time") (Theme Lyrics)

99 and 44/100% Dead 1973 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Breezy 1973 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Way We Were 1973 (Movie)

("The Way We Were") (Song)

40 Carats 1972 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Molly and Lawless John 1972 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 1972 (Movie)

song lyrics("Marmalade Molasses and Honey") (Song)

Bracken's World 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

Theme Song

Doctors' Wives 1971 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Le Mans 1971 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Sometimes a Great Notion 1971 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The African Elephant 1970 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart 1970 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Charro! 1969 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Gaily, Gaily 1969 (Movie)

songs("There's Enough to Go Round" "Tomorrow Is My Friend") (Song)

John and Mary 1969 (Movie)

("Maybe Tomorrow") (Song)

Pieces of Dreams 1969 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Happy Ending 1969 (Movie)

("What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?") (Song)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1968 (Movie)

lyrics("The Windmills of Your Mind") (Theme Lyrics)

In the Heat of the Night 1967 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Any Wednesday 1966 (Movie)

lyrics("Any Wednesday") (Theme Lyrics)

Stolen Hours 1963 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Gale Storm Show 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Theme Song

The Marriage-Go-Round 1960 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Abbey Lincoln, You Gotta Pay the Band (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Fishbowl (TV Show)


Good Times (TV Show)


Hollow Image (TV Show)


Maude (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Sybil (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics
Actor (8)

The Score 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


Brooklyn Bridge 1990 - 1993 (Tv Show)


From Noon Till Three 1976 (Movie)

Songwriter (Actor)

Our Five Daughters 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

Writer (5)

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


America's Millennium 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


Barbra: The Concert 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


Barbra Streisand: One Voice 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Producer (1)
Other (1)

Stop the World -- I Want to Get Off 1966 (Movie)

material (Other)


With his wife Marilyn, Alan Bergman has written lyrics to some of the most memorable movie songs of the past two decades. Specializing in dreamy love songs and searching ballads and working with such composers as John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Henry Mancini, Bergman has been nominated for countless awards and has won several Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys and Emmys.


Samuel Bergman


Ruth Bergman


Marilyn Bergman

married February 9, 1958 one child together work as team

Julie Bergman

born 1960


Ethical Culture School

New York , New York

University of North Carolina

North Carolina

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California



First lyrics for TV-movie ("The Hands of Time" for "Brian's Song")


First TV credit for lyrics (theme from "Bracken's World")


First stage show ("Something More")


First screen credit, "The Marriage-Go-Round" (lyrics, with Marilyn Bergman)


Served with US Army

Worked as TV director for CBS in Philadelphia

Bonus Trivia


Named to Songwriters Hall of Fame (1980)