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Carole Bayer Sager is an Academy Award and Grammy Award winner, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her songwriting credits include “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” (Christopher Cross), “That’s What Friends Are For” (Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder), “On My Own” (Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald), “A Groovy Kind of Love” (The Mindbenders, Phil Collins), “Nobody Does It Better” (Carly Simon), “Don’t Cry Out Loud” (Melissa Manchester), “The Prayer” (Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli), “Heartbreaker” (Dolly Parton, “When I Need You” (Leo Sayer), and the Broadway musical They’re Playing Our Song. In addition to writing for other artists, Carole Bayer Sager released three solo albums in the late 1970s and early ’80s.

Did you know?

  • Carole Bayer Sager had already written her first major hit, ” A Groovy Kind of Love,” while still a high school student
  • The successful Broadway musical They’re Playing Our Song, co-written by Neil Simon, Carole Bayer Sager and Marvin Hamlisch, is based around her life
  • Carole Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach began a long-term songwriting collaboration in 1980 and were married from 1982-1991