New Streisand CD set for release

New Streisand CD set for release

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- Barbra Streisand's next CD will feature songs written exclusively by the U.S. singer's longtime collaborators, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Columbia Records said.

Hollywood women target U.S. Senate races

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- Female Hollywood power brokers are backing Democratic U.S. Senate candidates looking to take on GOP incumbents, sources told a political Web site.
Paul Anka to get Mercer award

Paul Anka to get Mercer award

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. entertainer Paul Anka has been chosen to receive the Johnny Mercer Award at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008 Awards dinner in New York.

ASCAP to honor Isham at awards

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Tuesday said "Crash" composer Mark Isham will receive its lifetime achievement award.

Feature: ASCAP honors Mark Snow

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- "The X-Files" composer Mark Snow is being honored this week by the American Society of Composers and Publishers for a career that in many ways exemplifies the t
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ASCAP to honor 'Passion' composer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will present one of its highest honors to composer John Debney, the organization said Wednesday.

Broadway legend Cy Coleman dies at 75

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Cy Coleman, the legendary composer of such Broadway show tunes as "Big Spender" and "If They Could See Me Now," has died at 75.
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Yared wins soundtrack award

GHENT, Belgium, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Gabriel Yared and the music of the movie "Cold Mountain" were big winners at this year's World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium.

Honors for jazz fund director, others

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Seven men and women are to be honored for community work during the Artist Empowerment Coalition's Grammy Sunday Brunch.

Maureen McGovern, 30 years as hit singer

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- Maureen McGovern, who has been called America's Julie Andrews, is marking the 30th anniversary of her first big hit as a singer with an evening of cabaret titled "Here's To Love and Life."

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Lyricist Adolph Green dead at 86

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Adolph Green, the screenwriter-lyricist whose six-decade collaboration with Betty Comden resulted in such classic Broadway and movie musicals as "Singing' in th

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Marilyn Bergman
Rock musician Neil Young (R) accepts the Founders Award from ASCAP President and Chairman Marilyn Bergman at the 22nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles May 16, 2005. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Marilyn Bergman (born November 10, 1929) is a composer, songwriter and author.

She was born Marilyn Keith in Brooklyn, New York and studied psychology and English at New York University. She and her husband Alan Bergman, whom she married in 1958, were born in the same hospital and raised in the same Brooklyn neighborhood, but didn't meet until each had relocated to Los Angeles. Together they have written the music and lyrics for numerous television shows, films, and stage musicals. One of their early successes was "Sleep Warm" the title track to Dean Martin's 1959 album on which Frank Sinatra was the 'guest' conductor. Sinatra sang his first of their compositions, "Love Looks So Well On You", on Sinatra Sings of Love and Things, which came out in 1962.

In 1983, the couple became the first songwriters ever to have written three of the five tunes nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song - "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" from Best Friends, "It Might Be You" from Tootsie (with Dave Grusin), and "If We Were in Love" from Yes, Giorgio (with John Williams).

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