Marilyn Bergman is a professional songwriter. She was Born in Brooklyn, New York City on 10 November 1928 in the same hospital as her husband. She has Died at the age of 93. Bergman studied music from a young age. She was fond of music.
Marilyn Bergman, the Oscar-winning lyricist who collaborated with her husband Alan on The Way We Were and hundreds more songs
Marilyn Bergman Cause Of Death
She died on Saturday at her Los Angeles home with Alan and her daughter by her side, her agent said.
Bergman’s cause of death has been reported as respiratory failure and is not Covid related. She is survived by her husband, 96.
At New York’s High School of Music & Art, she often played piano for lyricist Bob Russell, who encouraged her to consider becoming a professional songwriter.
The songwriting duo worked together on numerous shows for stage and screen and were known as ballad specialists.
They wrote hits for Hollywood stars including Barbra Streisand, Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra.
But her entry into writing lyrics was also a painful one – while in college, Bergman fell down a flight of stairs and broke both of her shoulders. Unable to write or play piano, she started speaking song lyrics into a tape recorder.
Even though she and Alan grew up living close to each other, they did not meet until they both moved to Los Angeles. For Bergman, that was in the mid-1950s, and she started writing lyrics for composer Lew Spence, with whom Alan was also working with.
Marilyn and Alan wed two years later in 1958. They had one daughter together, Julie Bergman Sender, who is a film producer.
My dear, dear, beautiful Marilyn Bergman, to lose you this morning, so close to our brother Sidney, is just crushing me. You, along with your beloved Alan, were the epitome of Nadia Boulanger’s belief that “an artist can never be more or less than they are as a human being”(1/3) (quince Jones said)