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ASCAP POP MUSIC AWARDS
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)
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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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