In 1983, she became the 1st songwriter to have written three from the five tracks nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music. She studied mindset and British at NY College or university. She was inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Popularity in 1980. She was presented with the ladies in Film Crystal Honor in 1986. She wedded her longtime songwriting partner Alan Bergman in 1958. He co-wrote the three Oscar-nominated amounts from 1983: HOW WILL YOU Keep carefully the Music Playing? from CLOSE FRIENDS, IT COULD BE You from Tootsie with Dave Grusin, and If We Had been in Like from Yes, Giorgio with John Williams. Her lyrics for Somebody at night from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial had been sung by Michael Jackson.