Carole Bayer Sager has released only three albums of her own, but as a composer she placed a notable stamp on pop music for decades.
She was a teenager when she wrote her first hit, the Mindbenders’ “A Groovy Kind of Love,” and her successes as writer or co-writer in the following years included Melissa Manchester’s “Don’t Cry Out Loud” (one of her many collaborations with Peter Allen), Christopher Cross’ Oscar-winning “Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do)” and Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better.” The last was written with Marvin Hamlisch, then Sager’s romantic and musical partner and her collaborator. Sager, Hamlisch and Neil Simon cowrote the musical “They’re Playing Our Song.”
Sager married Burt Bacharach in 1982, and their teaming yielded such songs as the Grammy-winning AIDS benefit single “That’s What Friends Are For.”
Other artists who have recorded her songs include Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Bette Midler.
|1977||Best Original Song||"Nobody Does It Better" from The Spy Who Loved Me||Nomination*|
|1979||Best Original Song||Through the Eyes of Love" from Ice Castles||Nomination*|
|1981||Best Original Song||"Best That You Can Do" from Arthur||Win*|
|1993||Best Original Song||"The Day I Fall in Love" from Beethoven's 2nd||Nomination*|
|1994||Best Original Song||"Look What Love Has Done" from Junior||Nomination*|
|1998||Best Original Song||"The Prayer" from Quest for Camelot||Nomination*|