2001 Golden Score Awards – Michel Legrand, Alan & Marilyn Bergman

14 December 2000


Our 2001 Golden Score recipient Michel Legrand has composed over 200 film and television scores, several musicals and has made well over a hundred albums. With three Oscars out of thirteen nominations as well as five Grammys and an Emmy nomination, his longtime collaboration with Alan & Marilyn Bergman has resulted in many memorable songs. “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?,” “The Windmills of Your Mind,” the Academy Award-winning score from Yentl and the list goes on. Michel has worked with some of the most talented people of all time including Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Maurice Chevalier, Miles Davis, Edith Piaf, Johnny Mathis, Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Lena Horne and Barbra Streisand. Exceptional recordings of his work include, “After the Rain,” performed by Barbra Streisand & Johnny Mathis, “I Will Wait For You,” performed by Liza Minnelli & Frank Sinatra, and “You Must Believe In Spring,” performed by Cleo Laine & Tony Bennett.


Nominated for sixteen Academy Awards and having won three Oscars and two Grammys, one would be hard pressed to find someone as deserving of ASMAC’S President’s Award than the songwriting team of Alan & Marilyn Bergman. The Bergmans were the first songwriters ever to be nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Song out of the five nominated songs. These nominations were for “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?” from “Best Friends;” “It Might Be You,” from “Tootsie;” and “If We Were In Love,” from “Yes, Giorgio.” They then did it again with three nominations from the movie, “Yentl.” Alan & Marilyn Bergman have been honored for their talent by being inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Some of their most famous lyrics include, “Papa, Can You Hear Me?” performed by Barbra Streisand in Yentl, “The Man Who Loved Women,” composed by Henry Mancini and “In The Heat Of The Night,” composed by Quincy Jones.

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