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Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach (born May 12, 1928 or 1929) is an American composer of popular music. He teamed with lyricist Hal David[?] and others to write many popular songs in the 1960s and 1970s, including "I Say a Little Prayer For You", "The Look of Love", "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head", "Alfie" and "What the World Needs Now Is Love".

Bacharach's music has been sung by a number of popular singers including Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, The Carpenters and Dusty Springfield. The music has been praised for the distinctive melodies, sophisticated style and at times a light classical feel. He wrote a total of 52 Top 40 hits in his songwriting career.

He has been married four times, to Paula Stewart, actress Angie Dickinson[?], lyricist Carole Bayer Sager[?] with whom he collaborated on a number of pieces, and currently (as of 2003) Jane Hanson.

Bacharach has had cameo roles in a number of Hollywood movies including all three Austin Powers movies.



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