Carole Bayer Sager

An award-winning songwriter with a history of hits stretching from the mid-1960s until the early 21st century, Carole Bayer Sager wrote or co-wrote such enduring songs as "Don't Cry Out Loud," "Nobody Does It Better," ... Read more »
Born: 03/08/1947 in New York City, New York, USA


Music (57)

Arthur 2011 (Movie)

"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" (Song)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

"That's What Friends Are For" (Song)

Dirty Girl 2011 (Movie)

("Midnight Blue") (Song)

Freshman Orientation 2007 (Movie)

("Through the Eyes of Love") (Song)

Grace is Gone 2007 (Movie)

("Grace Is Gone") (Song)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

("That's What Friends Are For") (Song)

Little Black Book 2004 (Movie)

("Nobody Does It Better") (Song)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

("Through The Eyes Of Love") (Song)

Intolerable Cruelty 2003 (Movie)

("Don't Cry Out Loud") (Song)

Lost In Translation 2003 (Movie)

("Nobody Does It Better") (Song)

Saving Silverman 2001 (Movie)

("Heartlight") (Song)

The Wedding Planner 2001 (Movie)

("A Groovy Kind of Love") (Song)

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

("Through the Eyes of Love (Theme from 'Ice Castles')") (Song)

Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 (Movie)

songs("Through the Eyes Love" "Don't Cry Out Loud") (Song)

True Crime 1999 (Movie)

("Why Should I Care") (Song)

One True Thing 1998 (Movie)

("My One True Friend") (Song)

Quest for Camelot 1998 (Movie)

songs producer (Song)

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

("Anyone at All") (Song)

Party Girl 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


Beethoven's 2nd 1993 (Movie)

("The Day I Fall in Love") (Song)

Made in America 1993 (Movie)

("The Colors of Love") (Song)

Arthur 2 On The Rocks 1988 (Movie)

song producer("Love Is My Decision (Theme from Arthur 2 on the Rocks)" "Heart Light") (Song)

Buster 1988 (Movie)

("Groovy Kind of Love") (Song)

Evening at Pops (07/30/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)


Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)


The Big Five 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Baby Boom 1987 (Movie)

("Everchanging Times") (Song)

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

("The Minute I Saw You") (Song)

Tough Guys 1986 (Movie)

lyrics("They Don't Make Them Like They Used To") (Theme Lyrics)

Finder of Lost Loves 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Theme Song

The Slugger's Wife 1985 (Movie)

(("Love (It's Just The Way It Goes)") (Lyrics)

The Slugger's Wife 1985 (Movie)

("When I Need You") (Song)

Romantic Comedy 1983 (Movie)

("Maybe") (Song)

I Ought to Be in Pictures 1982 (Movie)


Making Love 1982 (Movie)

("Making Love") (Song)

Night Shift 1982 (Movie)

songs("Night Shift" "Girls Know How" "That's What Friends Are For" "The Love Too Good to Last") (Song)

Arthur 1981 (Movie)

("Arthur's Theme (Best that You Can Do)") (Song)

Continental Divide 1981 (Movie)

("Never Say Goodbye") (Song)

They All Laughed 1981 (Movie)

("You and Me") (Song)

Coast to Coast 1980 (Movie)

("Fool that I Am") (Song)

It's My Turn 1980 (Movie)

lyrics("It's My Turn") (Theme Lyrics)

Little Darlings 1980 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Middle Age Crazy 1980 (Movie)

lyrics("Where Did the Time Go" "Just Friends") (Theme Lyrics)

The Devil and Max Devlin 1980 (Movie)

("Roses and Rainbows") (Song)

10 1979 (Movie)

("Don't Call It Love") (Song)

All That Jazz 1979 (Movie)

("Everything Old Is New Again") (Song)

Chapter Two 1979 (Movie)

lyrics("I'm on Your Side") (Theme Lyrics)

Starting Over 1979 (Movie)

lyrics("Easy For You" "Starting Over" "Better Than Ever") (Theme Lyrics)

Ice Castles 1978 (Movie)

("Through the Eyes of Love") (Song)

Paradise Alley 1978 (Movie)

("Too Close to Paradise") (Song)

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 (Movie)

lyrics("Nobody Does It Better") (Theme Lyrics)

To Sir With Love 1967 (Movie)

("Off and Running") (Song)

A Girl Thing (TV Show)


The AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics
Actor (13)

American Idol 2007 (Tv Show)


The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Burt Bacharach 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


Road to Fame 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


Burt Bacharach: This Is Now 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Peter Allen: The Boy From Oz 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

America's All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)


The Late Show 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)


The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Producer (1)

Until the Violence Stops 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer


An award-winning songwriter with a history of hits stretching from the mid-1960s until the early 21st century, Carole Bayer Sager wrote or co-wrote such enduring songs as "Don't Cry Out Loud," "Nobody Does It Better," "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)" and countless other polished, emotionally driven pop and adult contemporary songs. A former staff writer for Don Kirshner's Screen Gems publishing company, she scored her first hit, the Mindbenders' "A Groovy Kind of Love," while still a teenager, before forming successful partnerships with such songwriters and composers as Peter Allen, Melissa Manchester and Marvin Hamlisch. With her second husband, Burt Bacharach, Sager won the Oscar for "Arthur's Theme" and co-wrote "That's What Friends Are For," an enormously profitable charity single for AIDS research. Sager continued to generate award-nominated hits well into the 21st century while maintaining a second career as a philanthropist for medical and educational charities. Her vast and celebrated body of work made Carole Bayer Sager one of the most notable pop composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.


Anita Bayer



Burt Bacharach

met 1978 first collaborated in 1979 married on April 3, 1982 divorced wrote "Arthur's Theme" and other songs together

Cristopher Bacharach

born c. 1986 adopted with Burt Bacharach

Robert Daly

chairman of Warner Bros. married on June 8, 1996

Marvin Hamlisch Music

Dated 1975-79 Co-wrote Broadway musical "They're Playing Our Song" based on their relationship

Andrew Sager

married in 1970 divorced in 1978


High School of Music and Art

New York , New York 1961

New York University

New York , New York

New York University

New York , New York



Wrote lyrics for first Broadway musical "Georgy"


Composed lyrics for the pop hit "A Groovy Kind of Love"


Reportedly wrote first set of lyrics at age 12 (date approximate)

Born and raised in NYC

Bonus Trivia


She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987