Three-time Oscar-winning American composer Marilyn Bergman died Saturday at her home in Los Angeles, a spokesman for the German news agency announced. She added that her colleague and husband Alan Bergman, 96, and daughter Julie were by her side. The multi-award winning composer and songwriter was 93 years old. Stars such as Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett and Quincy Jones expressed their sadness and praised Bergman’s work.
Songs composed by Barbra Streisand
The couple, who have been married since 1958, are best known for their movie scores. You have been nominated for an Academy Award 16 times. The first nomination immediately brought them the first trophy – for the song “The Windmills of your Mind” for the movie “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1969). This was followed by the Academy Awards for the song “The Way We Were” (1973) from the love story “As We Were” with Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford and in 1984 for the song “Yentl” by Streisand. The duo worked in songwriting with French composer Michel Legrand.
More than 60 years ago they met in a small club and never stopped loving and working together, Streisand (79) wrote on Twitter. “Your songs are immortal, just like our love.” I had written his favorite song, singer Tony Bennett (95) praised the duo and pegged his version of the song “How do you keep the music playing?” On Twitter https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd / Articles /. “We lost Marilyn today, but her music continues.”
Qunicy Jones praises Bergman: ‘Forever in our hearts’
“Your songs will forever sing in our hearts,” music producer Quincy Jones (88) wrote on Twitter. Every minute of their lives with music, laughter, love and hugs was “pure joy”.
The Bergmans also wrote hit songs for Streisand such as “Solitary Moon”, “The Same Hello, The Same Goodbye” and “That Face”. There were other Academy Award nominations for the songs “It Might Be You” from “Tootsie” and “If We Were in Love” from “Beloved Giorgio” and most recently in 1996 for the song “Moonlight” from the comedy “Sabrina”.
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