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Career

MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS
Over 500 songs composed including 48 Top Ten hits and nine #1 songs. Compositions include: “One Less Bell To Answer”
“On My Own”
“Only Love Can Break A Heart”
“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”
“Sunny Weather Lover”
“My Little Red Book”
1966
“Message To Michael”
“Magic Moments”
“Make It Easy On Yourself”
“Making Love”
“The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”
“That’s What Friends Are For”
“The Story Of My Life”
“Who Are These People”
“What The World Needs Now Is Love”
“The Windows Of The World”
“Wishin' And Hopin'”
“Wives and Lovers”
1964
“Walk On By”
“TwentyFour Hours From Tulsa”
“There's Always Something There To Remind Me”
“This Guy’s In Love With You”
“Tower Of Strength”
"Trains and Boats and Planes”
“Love Power”
“Love Always”
1968
“Do You Know The Way To San Jose”
“Blue On Blue”
1962
“Don't Make Me Over”
“Don't Say Goodbye Girl”
“Everchanging Times”
1961
“Baby It's You”
“Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”
“Finder Of Lost Loves”
1969
“The April Fools”
“Are You There With Another Girl”
1963
“Anyone Who Had A Heart” 1963
1962
“Any Day Now”
“For the Children”
1969
“I'll Never Fall In Love Again”
1967
“I Say A Little Prayer”
“In Between The Heartaches”
“The Look Of Love”
“I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself”
“A House Is Not A Home”
“Go Ask Shakespeare”
“God Give Me Strength”
“Heartlight”
“Here I Am”
1965
“Alfie”
LIVE THEATER
2003
Composer The Look of Love (Revue)
2003
Additional composer The Boy from Oz (musical)
1984
Featured songwriter André DeShield's Haarlem Nocturne (revue)
1968
Composer Promises, Promises (musical)
FILM SCORES
2000
Isn’t She Great?
1996
Fargo
1996
Grace of My Heart
1991
Love Hurts
1988
Arthur 2: On the Rocks
1987
Baby Boom
1984
Best Defense
1982
Night Shift
1981
Arthur (Academy Award)
1979
Together?
1972
Lost Horizon
1969
The April Fools
1969
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid (Academy Award)
1967
Casino Royale
1966
Promise Her Anything
1966
Alfie
1966
After the Fox
1965
What's New Pussycat?
1964
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed
1964
Send Me No Flowers
1964
A House is Not a Home
1963
Wives and Lovers
1962
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
BROADWAY
1968
Music arranger and conductor Marlene Dietrich (concert)
Other Recordings
1959
Music arranger and conductor Dietrich in Rio (for Marlene Dietrich)
1954
Music arranger and conductor Live at the Café de Paris (for Marlene Dietrich)
1952
Accompanist Vic Damone, Polly Bergen, Georgia Gibbs, Joel Gray, Ames Brothers

Accomplishments of note

2014
Collaborator: A live stage musical prequel to the Austin Powers movies with Elvis Costello collaborating on music and lyrics; written by Mike Myers
2013
Author, autobiography: Anyone Who Had a Heart HarperCollins
Cameo appearances: all three of the Austin Powers movies with Mike Myers, as Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery 1997, 1999
2012
Recipient: The 4th Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Washington, District of Columbia USA with Collaborator Hal David Presented by President Barack Obama at a gala evening at The White House in their honor
2008
Featured artist: BBC Electric Proms at The Roundhouse BBC Concert Orchestra
2006
Guest: Vocal Coach American Idol The entire episode was devoted to his music.  
1972
Inductee: Songwriters Hall of Fame
1969
Named: Entertainer of the Year Cue Magazine, New York, New York USA

Professional honors and awards

2008
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Lifetime Achievement
2005
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Pop Instrumental Pop Album for “At This Time”
2001
Polar Music Prize Stig Anderson Music Award Foundation Significant achievements in music
1998
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals with Elvis Costello for “I Still Have That Other Girl”
1997
Grammy Trustees Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with collaborator Hal David
1991
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Award American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Most Performed Feature Film Standards for the song "Arthur's Theme (Best that You Can Do)"
1988
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Award American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Most Performed Feature Film Standards for the song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head"
1986
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Song of the Year for “That's What Friends Are For”
1982
Golden Globe Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song for “Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
1982
Academy Award Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Music, Original Song for “Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do")
1981
Academy Award Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Best Original Song
1971
Primetime Emmy National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Single Program – Variety or Musical – Variety and Popular Music for Singer Presents Burt Bacharach
1971
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Best Film Music for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1970
Golden Globe Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1970
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Original Score for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1970
Academy Award Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Music/Original Song for “Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head”
1970
Academy Award Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Music, Original Score for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1970
Golden Laurel Producers Guild of America Award Music Man
1969
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Score from An Original Cast Show Album for "Promises, Promises”
1969
Drama Desk Award Drama Desk Outstanding Music
1967
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Instrumental Arrangement for “Alfie”

Community

Community service

1985
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research Arista Records Composer / Bacharach's "That’s What Friends Are For” recorded by Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder became Billboard's number one single of 1986 and raised $3 million for this cause

Military service

19501952
United States Army
Nationality
American
Politics
Democrat
Denomination
Jewish
Sports
Racehorse owner; his Soul of Matter won a one million dollar purse in 1995

Education

Secondary school
Forest Hills High School New York City, New York USA Class of 1946
University
McGill University Toronto, Ontario CANADA Diploma of Arts Music Wrote first song, "The Night Plane to Heaven"
Other
Music Academy of the West Santa Barbara, California USA Musical composition Awarded a scholarship to the Music Academy of the West; his mentors included Darius Milhaud
Other
Berkshire Music Center Lenox, Massachusetts USA  Theory and composition
Other
Mannes School of Music New York, New York USA Musical composition Studied with Bohuslav Martinů and Henry Cowell
Native language
English

Honorary Degrees

2009
Berklee College of Music Boston, Massachusetts USA Doctor of Music

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
May 12, 1929
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Kansas City, Missouri  USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1993–present
Jane Hansen   2 children Oliver Raleigh
19821991
Carole Bayer Sager      (divorced) 1 child Christopher Elton Bacharach
19651980
 Angie Dickinson      (divorced) 1 child Lea Nikki Bacharach (1966 - 2007)
19531958
 Paula Stewart           (divorced)

Parents

Father
 Mark Bertram BACHARACH (1898 - 1983)
Mother
Irma M. (Freeman) Bacharach (1902 - 1987)

Grandparents

Father's father
Marks Max BACHARACH (1866 - N/A)
Father's mother
Rose (Goldsmith) Bacharach (1875 - N/A)
Mother's father
Abraham FREEMAN (1871 - 1948)
Mother's mother
Rose (Meyerhoff) Freeman (1873 - 1933)

Ancestry

Jewish