Carole Bayer Sager

Singer and songwriter

Carole Bayer Sager’s songbook spans 40 years and contains some of the period’s most popular and successful songs. From the Grammy-winning “That’s What Friends Are For,”the Oscar-winning “Arthur’s Theme,”and the Oscar-nominated “The Prayer,” to “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and “On My Own,” Carole’s songs have become pop standards. Honors for her work include an Academy Award, a GRAMMY Award, two Golden Globe Awards, aTony Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Songwriter’s Hall of Fame induction, a Distinguished Alumni Award from the New York University Alumni Association and being honored by the LA Chapter of the Recording Academy. One of the most prolific and poignant writers in pop history, Carole’s songs have been recorded by such artists as Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Celine Dion, and Reba McEntire, among others.Born in New York City, Carole began her songwriting career while still a high school student. She wrote her first #1 hit, “A Groovy Kind of Love” for the English group The Mindbenders in 1966. Phil Collins re-recorded it taking it #1 and the most performed radio hit of 1990. Neil Diamond included it on his 1993 “Up on the Roof” CD. Carole began painting part-time in 2006 and she is currently working full-time in her studio. She has painted portraits, abstract works on canvas as well as in light boxes. Her first solo show was held in January 2011 at the LA Arthouse in Los Angeles, and her second solo show is taking place at the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica in November 2012. Carole sees many similarities between songwriting and painting. Both are intuitive. “Just as is songwriting, it is rewarding when your painting touches another person. Carole lives in Los Angeles and New York with her husband, Bob Daly current advisor to Viacom, Chairman of The American Film Institute and former Chairman of the Dodgers and Warner Bros. and their two dogs Benny and Devon. She has a 27-year-old son, Cristopher Bacharach.