Marilyn Bergman, 93, died. at home with her husband Alan and daughter Julie Bergman at 1:15 a.m. Death from respiratory failure (non-COVID related).
Bergman won 3 Oscars, 4 Emmys, 3 Grammys, 2 Golden Globes, and 1 Cable Ace Award.
Marilyn and Alan won Oscars for “The Windmills of Your Mind,” “The Way We Were,” and Yentl. Aside from Yentl’s “The Way He Makes Me Feel,” the Bergmans have been nominated 16 times since 1968.
And Sybil, Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, took home all three. In 1986, Sting’s song “Moonlight” for Sydney Pollack’s film Sabrina was nominated for a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and a Grammy Examples of prominent partnerships include John Williams, Quincy Jones, James Newton Howard, Michel Legrand and Marvin Hamlisch.
Barbra Streisand released “What Matters Most,” a Grammy-nominated tribute album. Sinatra sings Alan and Marilyn Bergman was published in 2019.
Marilyn was a prominent activist. Founded in 1974, the Women’s Directing Workshop Marilyn joined Anne Bancroft, Dyan Cannon, and Randa Haines in the 1975 class.
Hollywood Women’s Political Committee (HWPC): Marilyn established the HWPC with eight other women in 1984. THE POWERFUL ENTERTAINMENT GRO
Marilyn was the first woman elected to the ASA board in 1985. (ASCAP). After five years on the board, she was elected president and chairman. A creative artist, Marilyn sat on the US Department of Commerce’s Private Sector Advisory Council on the National Information Infrastructure.
The ASCAP Board Emeritus replaced Marilyn as president and chairwoman in April 2009.
The International Confederation of Performing Right Societies (CISAC) from 1994 to 1998. In 1996, she received the Order of Arts and Letters. The Spanish performing rights society bestowed it in 1998. (SGAE). Marilyn was the first chair of the National Academy Sound Recording Preservation Board.
1986’s acclaimed “One Voice” event co-produced and co-wrote by Marilyn. In 1993, the Bergmans wrote “An American Reunion,” the opening ceremony for Bill Clinton’s inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial.
They won a Cable Ace Award in 1994 for writing the Barbra Streisand concert tour and HBO special. Regular Miracles earned a Cable Ace and an Emmy for the HBO special Barbra Streisand: The Concert.
Marilyn created Music Makers: An ASCAP Celebration of American Music at Wolf Trap. Women in Song, a PBS show, was her first big TV gig.
It premiered at the Geffen Playhouse in 2017. After Tomorrow-A Woman’s Life Cycle was released in 2018. Here are their new songs. “Just Getting Started” for If You’re Not in the Obit: Eat Breakfast.
Dr. Billy Taylor, director of Jazz at the Kennedy Center, commissioned a jazz song cycle in 2001. It was first performed at the Kennedy Center in May 2002. Up Close and Musical, starring Larry Gelbart, was a hit at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Photographer Joe Sohm and musician Roger Kellaway wrote these pieces for the photo symphony Visions of America. It was premiered by the Philadelphia Pops in 2009 and the Boston Pops in 2012.
Marilyn served on the boards of the Streisand Foundation and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Marilyn studied psychology and English at NYU. In Los Angeles, she resumed her singing career. The two began collaborating on life and work in 1956.
Marilyn Bergman was the first female president of ASCAP. She also established the LC’s National Recorded Sound Preservation Board.