Three Oscars for Hit Songs: American Songwriter Marilyn Bergman Is Dead

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With her song compositions, Marilyn Bergman won three Oscar trophies in Hollywood. The lyricist passed away at the age of 93.

American music composer and three-time Oscar winner Marilyn Bergman has died. He died on Saturday at his home in Los Angeles, as announced by his spokesman for the German Press Agency. She was accompanied by her colleague and husband Alan Bergman (96) and their daughter Julie.

The multi-award winning composer and lyricist was 93. Stars such as Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett and Quincy Jones expressed their grief and paid tribute to Bergman’s work.
The couple, who have been married since 1958, are known for their film scores. You have been nominated for an Oscar 16 times. The first nomination brought him the first trophy directly – for the song “The Windmills of Your Mind” from the film “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1969).

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Other Oscars followed for the song “The Way We Were” (1973) from the love story “As We Were” with Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, and for songs from the 1984 Streisand-directed film “Yourtle”. The songwriting duo worked with French composer Michel Legrand.
They met more than 60 years ago at a small club and they never stopped loving and working together, wrote Streisand, 79, on Twitter. “Your songs are as timeless as our love.”

You must have written their favorite song, singer Tony Bennett (95) praised both and called his version of the song “How do you keep the music playing?” added on twitter. “We lost Marilyn today, but her music continues”.

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Music producer Quincy Jones (88) wrote on Twitter: “Your songs will forever sing in our hearts.” Every minute of his life was “pure joy” with music, laughter, love and hugs.

The Bergmans also wrote hits for Streisand such as “Solitary Moon”, “The Same Hello, The Same Goodbye” or “That Face”. There were other Oscar nominations for the song “It Might Be You” from “Tootsie”, “Beloved Giorgio” from “If We Were in Love” and most recently for the song “Moonlight” from the comedy film “Sabrina” in 1996. DPA

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