Carole Bayer Sager

Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist, songwriter and singer best-known for writing the lyrics to many popular songs performed on Broadway and in Hollywood films. Sager's songwriting credits include "Don't Cry Out Loud", "On My Own", "I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love", "Everything Old Is New Again", "When I Need You", "Midnight Blue", "Nobody Does It Better" and "Come In From The Rain." Sager wrote her first pop hit "A Groovy Kind Of Love" in 1966 while a student at the New York City High School of Music and Art. It was recorded by a British invasion band, The Mindbenders.

Sager has won an Academy Award (six nominations), a Grammy (nine nominations), two Golden Globe awards (seven nominations) and a Tony award (two nominations). She was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1987.

Her first recording as a singer was the 1977 album Carole Bayer Sager which included a #1 international single, "You're Moving Out Today". The album went platinum in Germany, Japan, Australia and England.

Sager received the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1987 for "That's What Friends Are For" which she co-wrote with composer Burt Bacharach. The song was originally written for the 1982 film Night Shift, and recorded for the movie by Rod Stewart. The song was honored for its 1986 cover version by Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Elton John, which became a number one hit, raising millions of dollars for AIDS.

Sager won her Oscar for Best Song in 1981 "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" from the film Arthur. She shared the award with co-writers Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach and Christopher Cross.

Many of Sager's early songs were co-written with her former husband, composer Burt Bacharach. She has also collaborated with Melissa Manchester, Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Allen, Neil Sedaka, David Foster, Albert Hammond, Bette Midler, Quincy Jones, Michael McDonald, James Ingram, Neil Diamond and Carole King.

Sager's songs have been recorded and performed by Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Christopher Cross, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, The Doobie Brothers, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Patti LaBelle, Bob Dylan, Kenny Rogers, Rita Coolidge, Melissa Manchester, Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Linda Davis, CÚline Dion and Andrea Bocelli, among many others.

She graduated from New York University where she majored in English, Dramatic Arts and Speech. Sager now lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband Robert Daly, the chairman and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team and a former chairman of Warner Brothers. She has one son from her previous marriage, Christopher Bacharach.

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