Marilyn Bergman: Oscar-winning lyricist dies at 93

Marilyn Bergman, the Oscar winning lyricist who collaborated with her husband Alan on The Way We Were and hundreds more songs, has died aged 93.

The song-writing duo worked together on numerous shows for stage and screen and were known as ballad specialists.

They wrote hits for Hollywood stars including Barbra Streisand, Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra.

She died on Saturday at her Los Angeles home with Alan and her daughter by her side, her agent said.

Bergman’s cause of death has been reported as respiratory failure, and is not Covid related. She is survived by her husband, 96.

The Bergmans were nominated for 16 Academy Award nominations, winning three times – for The Way We Were from the 1973 Barbra Streisand film of that name, Windmills of Your Mind from The Thomas Crown Affair in 1968 and for their score for Streisand’s Yentl in 1983.