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Also Known As: Carol Bayer Died:
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Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: songwriter

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An award-winning songwriter with a history of hits stretching from the mid-1960s until the early 21st century, Carole Bayer Sager wrote or co-wrote such enduring songs as "Don't Cry Out Loud," "Nobody Does It Better," "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)" and countless other polished, emotionally driven pop and adult contemporary songs. A former staff writer for Don Kirshner's Screen Gems publishing company, she scored her first hit, the Mindbenders' "A Groovy Kind of Love," while still a teenager, before forming successful partnerships with such songwriters and composers as Peter Allen, Melissa Manchester and Marvin Hamlisch. With her second husband, Burt Bacharach, Sager won the Oscar for "Arthur's Theme" and co-wrote "That's What Friends Are For," an enormously profitable charity single for AIDS research. Sager continued to generate award-nominated hits well into the 21st century while maintaining a second career as a philanthropist for medical and educational charities. Her vast and celebrated body of work made Carole Bayer Sager one of the most notable pop composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

An award-winning songwriter with a history of hits stretching from the mid-1960s until the early 21st century, Carole Bayer Sager wrote or co-wrote such enduring songs as "Don't Cry Out Loud," "Nobody Does It Better," "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)" and countless other polished, emotionally driven pop and adult contemporary songs. A former staff writer for Don Kirshner's Screen Gems publishing company, she scored her first hit, the Mindbenders' "A Groovy Kind of Love," while still a teenager, before forming successful partnerships with such songwriters and composers as Peter Allen, Melissa Manchester and Marvin Hamlisch. With her second husband, Burt Bacharach, Sager won the Oscar for "Arthur's Theme" and co-wrote "That's What Friends Are For," an enormously profitable charity single for AIDS research. Sager continued to generate award-nominated hits well into the 21st century while maintaining a second career as a philanthropist for medical and educational charities. Her vast and celebrated body of work made Carole Bayer Sager one of the most notable pop composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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1.
 Peter Allen: The Boy From Oz (1995) Herself
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 Burt Bacharach (2001) Interviewee
4.
 Road to Fame (2001)
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Born and raised in NYC
1959:
Reportedly wrote first set of lyrics at age 12 (date approximate)
1967:
Composed lyrics for the pop hit "A Groovy Kind of Love"
1970:
Wrote lyrics for first Broadway musical "Georgy"
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -
New York University: New York , New York -
High School of Music and Art: New York , New York - 1961

Notes

She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987

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husband:
Andrew Sager. Record producer. Married in 1970; divorced in 1978.
companion:
Marvin Hamlisch. Composer; musician. Together c. 1975-79; co-wrote Broadway musical "They're Playing Our Song" based on their relationship.
husband:
Burt Bacharach. Met 1978; first collaborated in 1979; married on April 3, 1982; divorced; wrote "Arthur's Theme" and other songs together.
husband:
Robert A Daly. Executive. Chairman of Warner Bros.; married on June 8, 1996.
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mother:
Anita Bayer.
son:
Cristopher Bacharach. Born c. 1986; adopted with Burt Bacharach.

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