Carole Bayer Sager
Singer, songwriter
Carole Bayer Sager
Carole Bayer Sager is an American lyricist, songwriter, singer, and painter.
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Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager on 'Somewhere'
Wall Street Journal - 4 months
Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager on how ‘Somewhere,’ a yearning ‘West Side Story’ ballad, inspired her as she struggled with her family.
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Songwriter Sager reflects on music, marriage, friendships
Yahoo News - 4 months
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager had no idea how many stories she had to tell until she worked on her memoir.
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Songbird Carole Bayer Sager Reveals How Fears Gave Way To Music And Love
Huffington Post - 4 months
William Shakespeare once wrote "if music be the food of love, play on." Few contemporary songwriters have generated such a feast of delicacies as Carol Bayer Sager. She has whipped up unrequited love songs, sweeping ballads and generational anthems into a culinary cultural smorgasbord. Sager's five-decade songwriting career is among the most impressive in all of the music business. But after writing hit after hit, Sager's most recent offering is not a song at all. She has penned her memoir appropriately titled, They're Playing Our Song, an homage of sorts to her 1978 hit Broadway show title. The book is filled with intimate details about the inspirations behind many of her songs. It also includes funny and candid anecdotal stories about dating, plastic surgery and a steamy romantic liaison she had in the early 1990's with real estate mogul Richard Cohen. She says writing her story was difficult. The book took two years to complete. Now, at 69, she says she was finally ...
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Carole Bayer Sager on the ImageBlog
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Torn" Oil in Linen 48 inches x 48 inches 2012
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Hugh Jackman raises $1.85M with birthday benefit
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
The actor spent his 45th birthday Saturday at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, where he sang, danced and told stories for "One Night Only," a benefit concert that raised $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund. Backed by a 17-member orchestra, Jackman performed a variation of his recent Broadway show, with personal stories, a few film clips and selections from classic Hollywood musicals — including a tap-dancing routine during "Singin' in the Rain." "A lot of guys would say to their wife, 'Do you mind if I go play golf with my buddies?' That's how I am about the show," he said. Cybill Shepherd, Bryan Singer, Darren Criss and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager were among the famous faces in the industry-heavy audience for the two-and-a-half-hour show, which ended with Jackman auctioning off an electric Fiat, a pair of Wolverine claws and two sweaty undershirts he wore during the night's performance.
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Carole Bayer Sager: Carole Bayer Sager on the ImageBlog
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"PULLED" Oil on linen 48 inches x 48 inches 2012
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Carole Bayer Sager: Carole Bayer Sager on the ImageBlog
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Galaxy" Oil on Canvas 7ft by 7ft I recently completed a two month art show at the William Turner Gallery in December. More info about Carole's art like this and upcoming shows can be found at http://www.carolebayersagerart.com/."
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Singing Bond Girls Give 007 His First Oscar Gold Fingers in Nearly 50 Years
Seattle Pi - almost 4 years
Singing Bond Girls Give 007 His First Oscar Gold Fingers in Nearly 50 Years Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 7:34 am, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 [...] by featuring Shirley Bassey singing "Goldfinger" and Adele her winning "Skyfall," we saw how the formula for a hot 007 title song hasn't changed much in 50 years. In 1965, Thunderball won for Best Special Visual Effects. Over the decades, most subsequent Oscar nominations were for the musical contributions beginning with "Live and Let Die" (1973) for Best Song by Wings (Paul and Linda McCartney). The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) earned two nominations for Marvin Hamlisch for Best Score and Best Song (which he shared with lyricist Carole Bayer Sager). [...] Skyfall broke the mold with a record five nominations, nearly as many as all the previous 22 Bond films ...
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Scarlet Cheng: Carole Bayer Sager at the William Turner Gallery
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Love, loss, and fortitude are often the subject of Carole Bayer Sager's lyrics -- you've heard them before, sung by everyone from Petula Clark to Chaka Khan. But five years ago Sager turned to a new career -- painting on canvass -- and she's been at it feverishly ever since. Her first major show at a commercial gallery, "New Works," is at William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, through Jan. 5, and it's a knockout. The paintings range from medium to large -- up to 7-foot tall -- and are astonishingly luscious celebration of snack foods. Yes, drippy, gooey mounds and falling cascades of peanuts, popcorn (caramel and plain), ice cream, and peanut butter and jelly. Things you really shouldn't be eating, of course, but rather crave. Last fall I had a chance to visit Sager's studio, an elegantly modern, light-infused space which she had special-built for her artmaking. (She has a separate music studio, attached to her house up the hill.) The paintings were mostly d ...
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Carole Bayer Sager's New Works Pop At William Turner Gallery (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Last time we oohed and ahhed over the artwork of songwriter/painter/epic multi-tasker Carole Bayer Sager she was focusing on portraits of high profile friends like Steven Spielberg and Steve Martin. For her newest exhibition at William Turner Gallery in Los Angeles, Sager switched tacks and painted the simple pleasures of popcorn, peanuts and the perfect PB&J. Before the artist took up painting she found fame as a singer-songwriter; over the years, she won a Grammy, an Oscar and two Golden Globes. Although she is primarily known for her musical work with megastars like Barbra Streisand, Liza Minelli and Michael Jackson, her paintings stand on their own, mixing a Pop-esque fascination with the banal and a classical allegiance to naturalism. Her close ups of our favorite snacks ooze with a delicious nostalgia that makes us long for the days of brown bag lunches. Read More... More on Video
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Liz Smith: Carly Simon's 'No Secrets' Re-released. But Some Secrets Remain Intact. (Who Was 'So Vain'?)
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"YOU HAD me several years ago when I was still quite naïve. You said we made such a pretty pair and that you would never leave/ But you gave away the things you loved and one of them was me." Who of a certain age doesn't know those lyrics from Carly Simon's ironic and infamous song -- "You're So Vain"? It was a parlor game for decades trying to figure out to whom Carly was referring -- Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, or other carelessly cruel male beauties of the time? She never quite said -- clever girl. The Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-winner would marry James Taylor -- at the time a very hot number -- and they would have two children before divorcing. Looking back, Simon might have been anticipating her relationship with Taylor when she wrote "You're So Vain." In any case, Carly's landmark album, No Secrets celebrates its 40th anniversary soon. A special version of it will be released. It will include (of course) "You're So Vain" and "The Right Thing to Do ...
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Correction: Obit-Hal David story
Yahoo News - over 4 years
In an obituary Sept. 2 about songwriter Hal David, The Associated Press reported erroneously that David co-wrote the song "That's What Friends Are For" with longtime collaborator Burt Bacharach. The song was co-written by Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager.
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Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
Marvin Hamlisch, who composed or arranged the scores for dozens of movies including "The Sting" and the Broadway smash "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles. He was 68. Hamlisch collapsed and died Monday after a brief illness, his publicist Ken Sunshine said, citing the family. Other details were not released. Hamlisch's career included composing, conducting and arranging music from Broadway to Hollywood, from symphonies to R&B hits. He won every major award in his career, including three Academy Awards, four Emmys, four Grammys, a Tony and three Golden Globes. The one-time child prodigy's music colored some of Hollywood and Broadway's most important works. Hamlisch composed more than 40 film scores, including "Sophie's Choice," ''Ordinary People," ''The Way We Were" and "Take the Money and Run." He won his third Oscar for his adaptation of Scott Joplin's music for "The Sting." His latest work came for Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant!" On Broadway, Hamlisch receive ...
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Lucie, Robert and Marvin: They're Playing Our Song
LATimes - over 4 years
Thirty-four years ago, a composer and two actors bonded over a show. Saturday, they gather at the Pasadena Pops. It's been 34 years since actress Lucie Arnaz, comedian Robert Klein and composer Marvin Hamlisch came together to do "They're Playing Our Song." The lighthearted musical comedy opened in December 1978 at the Ahmanson Theatre and went to Broadway in February 1979, where it played for 1,082 performances. Penned by Neil Simon, the essentially two-character play revolved around the working and personal relationship between a neurotic, funny composer and a quirky lyricist. The musical play was inspired by the romantic relationship between Hamlisch and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager.
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One Direction Sets New Billboard Record; Madonna's New Album Drops
Voice of America - almost 5 years
One Direction Sets Billboard Chart Record British boy band One Direction sets a new chart record this week.  Their debut album, Up All Night, sold 176,000 copies its first week of release, which gives the collection a Number One entry on the Billboard 200 chart.  One Direction is the first U.K. group to enter that list in the top spot with a debut album.  The group, featuring Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, formed on the U.K.’s 2010 X Factor reality show. Madonna's New Album Drops March 27 <!--IMAGE-LEFT--> On March 27, Interscope Records will release Madonna’s new album, M.D.N.A. The singer signed a three-album deal with the label in late 2011 after spending her entire 25-year career on Warner Brothers Records.  M.D.N.A.’s debut single, “Give Me All Your Luvin,” was a Number One hit on the U.S. dance chart.  Madonna will kick off a world tour in support of her new album on May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Accidental Drowning Caused Whitney ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carole Bayer Sager
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 68
    Sager has just completed her memoir. 'They're Playing Our Song" published by Simon and Schuster, to be released October 16 of 2016.
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  • 2012
    Age 64
    Her second show ran for two months at the William Turner Gallery in Bergamot Station, Los Angeles, in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Her third show "New Works" ran from Sept-November at William Turner Gallery in Los Angeles. Sager has served for the last five years as a trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She serves on the advisory board of DonorsChoose, which she and her husband Bob Daly brought to Los Angeles. She created a series of PSAs to promote the organization, with animations voiced by Bette Midler, Claire Danes, Sydney Poitier, and Morgan Freeman.
  • 2011
    Age 63
    Sager is also an artist. Her first solo art show was in March 2011 at the L.A. Arthouse in Los Angeles.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 39
    Sager received the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1987 for the song "That's What Friends Are For", which she co-wrote with Bacharach.
    More Details Hide Details This song was originally written for the movie Night Shift (1982), and it was recorded for this movie by Rod Stewart. This song was popularized in a 1986 cover version by Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Elton John. Her song with David Foster, "The Prayer" originally recorded by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, won the Golden Globe and is one of few songs to be sung at weddings and funerals alike. Along with Bruce Roberts and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Carole Bayer Sager helped write the song, "Stronger Together" sung by Jessica Sanchez. The song was played after Hillary Clinton's speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The song's title is named after the slogan that the Clinton campaign uses as a show of uniting behind the Democratic nominee. The song was one of the top trending songs on Shazam that week. The song was widely perceived as positive by the listeners, and even received praise by celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian.
    Sager has won an Academy Award (out of six nominations), a Grammy Award (out of nine nominations), and two Golden Globes (out of seven nominations). She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details Sager won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1981 for "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)", which was the theme song of the movie Arthur.
  • 1982
    Age 34
    In 1982 she married composer and pianist Burt Bacharach and in December 1985 they adopted an infant son, whom they named Cristopher Elton Bacharach. Bacharach and Sager divorced in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details Since June 1996, Sager has been married to Robert Daly, former chairman of Warner Brothers and former chairman CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, and currently chairman of the American Film Institute as well as an advisor to Brad Grey at Paramount Pictures (Viacom). Sager and her husband live in Los Angeles.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 29
    Sager's first recording as a singer was the 1977 album Carole Bayer Sager, which included "You're Moving Out Today", a song which she co-wrote with Bette Midler and Bruce Roberts. (Paul Buckmaster provided horn and string arrangements for the album.) The album went platinum in Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
    More Details Hide Details It was followed by Too in 1978 and a third and last album, co-produced by Burt Bacharach, entitled Sometimes Late at Night (1981), which included the single "Stronger Than Before", later recorded by Dionne Warwick and Chaka Khan. Carole had many hits during the seventies. With Marvin Hamlisch and Neil Simon, she wrote the lyrics for They're Playing Our Song which was loosely based on her relationship with Mr. Hamlisch. The musical ran for over three years on Broadway. Many of Sager's 1980s songs were co-written with her former husband, the composer Burt Bacharach. She executive-produced the eponymous solo album for June Pointer, of The Pointer Sisters, in 1989.
    She also had a career as a singer, including her 1977 Australia number one single "You're Moving Out Today" which also reached Number 6 in the UK singles chart in June 1977.
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  • 1970
    Age 22
    She married record-producer Andrew Sager in 1970 and they divorced in 1977.
    More Details Hide Details Sager was involved in a romantic relationship with composer Marvin Hamlisch in the late 1970s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Born on March 8, 1947.
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