Marilyn Bergman

Songwriter, Lyricist
With her husband Alan, Marilyn Bergman has written lyrics to some of the most memorable movie songs of the past four decades. Specializing in dreamy love songs and searching ballads, and working with such composers as ... Read more »
Born: 11/09/1929 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (95)

Love Is Strange 2014 (Movie)

("That's Him Over There") (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)

Song

Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

original songs (Song)

Brooklyn Bridge 1990 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Theme Song

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

Theme Lyrics

The Powers That Be 1990 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Theme Lyrics

For the Boys 1991 (Movie)

("Dreamland") (Song)

Sunday Dinner 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Theme 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)

Song

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

Theme Lyrics

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

Song

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)

Troop Beverly Hills 1989 (Movie)

("The Way We Were") (Song)

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)

Song

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

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 Lyrics

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)

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

Theme Lyrics

Fishbowl (TV Show)

Song

Good Times (TV Show)

Music

Hollow Image (TV Show)

Song

Maude (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Sybil (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics
Writer (5)

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

Writer

America's Millennium 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Writer

Barbra: The Concert 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Writer

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

Writer
Actor (2)

The Score 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Biography

With her husband Alan, Marilyn Bergman has written lyrics to some of the most memorable movie songs of the past four decades. Specializing in dreamy love songs and searching ballads, and working with such composers as John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Henry Mancini, the Bergmans have been nominated for countless awards and have won three Oscars, three Emmy Awards and a Grammy.

Relationships

Albert A Katz

Father

Edith Katz

Mother

Alan Bergman

Husband
married February 9, 1958 one child together work as team

Julie Bergman

Daughter
born 1960

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1975

High School for Music and Art

New York , New York

New York University

New York , New York

New York University

New York , New York

Milestones

1970

First TV movie, lyrics for "The Hands of Time" from "Brian's Song"

1968

First TV series credit, lyrics for theme of "Bracken's World"

1964

First stage credit, lyrics for "Something More"

1960

First film credit, lyrics for "The Marriage-Go-Round"

Bonus Trivia

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Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1979

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In 1996, Bergman was awarded the Order of Arts and Letters Medal from the government of France.

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With her husband Alan, she received an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts

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Received honorary doctorate from Trinity College in 1998

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