The music, film, television and theater communities bid farewell to Marilyn Bergman today, acknowledging the gifts she gave each and every one of them will survive.
Bergman passed away at his home early Saturday at age 93. Mourners online focused on the timeless nature of her songs with her husband Alan, as well as her gracious nature and long service to songwriters through her executive work.
Some of the reactions:
Marilyn and Alan Bergman with Michele Legrand wrote my favorite song, “How do you keep the music playing? We lost Marilyn today, but her music still plays. Https://t.co/iM1fITp9zz
– Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) January 8, 2022
Marilyn and Alan Bergman were like a family, as well as brilliant lyricists.
We met over 60 years ago backstage at a small nightclub and we never stopped loving and working together.
His songs are timeless, just like our love.
Rest in peace.
– Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) January 8, 2022
There was only one Marilyn Bergman. No one knew that more than her husband and music partner, Alan. For those of us who love Bergman’s lyrics, Marilyn carries a bit of our heart and soul with her today.
– Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) January 8, 2022
# MarilynBergman it was a treasure for many reasons. How we were, what are you doing the rest of your life: Oscar winner, Grammy Awards and Emmy Awards, to name a few with her husband Alan. My personal favorite will always be Maude’s theme. RIP https://t.co/535qSqM8fT
– Leonard Maltin (@leonardmaltin) January 8, 2022
We have lost one of the most talented, beautiful and inspiring women I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Marilyn Bergman was so unique and cool in the most glorious ways. RIP dear, dear Marilyn. https://t.co/hkPrN7Hjoh
– Paul Reiser (@PaulReiser) January 8, 2022
My dear, dear, and beautiful Marilyn Bergman, losing you this morning, so close to our brother Sidney, is crushing me. You, along with your beloved Alan, were the epitome of Nadia Boulanger’s belief that “an artist can never be more or less than he is as a human being” (1/3) pic.twitter.com/2y7v76W4jJ
– Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) January 8, 2022
I met Marilyn through politics, in the early 90’s. Warm, friendly and fierce. But what I will always remember is how much Alan loved her. “What are you going to do the rest of your life?” His music lives on. https://t.co/qvLMHWidpZ
– Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) January 8, 2022