Burt Bacharach during Elvis Costello Recieves Founders Award at the 20th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
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Burt Bacharach, Oscar-Winning Composer For Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, Dies At 94
Oscar-winning composer of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” Burt Bacharach passed away at 94 from natural causes on February 9, 2023. Bacharach had a storied career as a composer and musician, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Score for “Butch Cassidy” and Best Original Song for “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” with his collaborative partner Hal David.
The musician also wrote several hits with his former wife Carole Bayer Sager, and the pair won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for their track “Best That You Can Do,” the theme from the 1981 Liza Minnelli film “Arthur.” In 2008, Bacharach was granted a lifetime achievement award by the Grammys, who called him the “best living composer” at the time.
Bacharach’s contribution to music is undeniable, producing not only dozens of his own works but also countless others with and for incredible musicians. The composer has also made several cameo appearances in films, most notably the “Austin Powers” series. Bacharach was a man of many talents, but he shined brightest through his love of music.