Bacharach, Burt

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Bacharach, Burt Gender: M
Burt Freeman Bacharach
born on 12 May 1928 at 01:15 (= 01:15 AM )
Place Kansas City, Missouri, 39n06, 94w35
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°18' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 14°28 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 18°48'

Burt Bacharach


American pianist and composer of popular music. He studied piano and played as an accompanist before becoming famed for his own compositions. His work is lush, melodic and has soft rhythms based on Latin beats and soft-rock, such as "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," which won the Oscar in 1970.

His second of four marriages was to Angie Dickinson in 1965; they divorced after 11 years of marriage, in 1982, and six years of separation, with one child, Nikki, born in 1966. Bacharach and Dickinson's relationship suffered severely when Nikki was born three months premature with severe eye problems. It also didn't help that, according to Angie, Burt cheated on her; she did not remarry.

In 1978, he met Carole Bayer Sager when he asked her to add lyrics to some of his music. After a year of collaboration, they fell in love and married in 1982. A great professional match, they shared a 1981 Academy Award for "Arthur's Theme," and a 1987 Grammy for "That's What Friends Are For." Their personal collaboration dissolved with their separation in December 1990, and officially in July 1991 when Sagar filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Their marriage produced one adopted son, five-year-old Christopher Elton. His fourth marriage, to Jane, resulted in one son, Oliver, and one daughter, Raleigh.

Bacharach saw his first horse race at 14 and fell in love with the graceful animals. In 1983 he bought his first racehorse and was so obsessed that he could not even write a note for six months. From then on, he spent spare time with his horses and the races.

In April 2000, Bacharach stumbled on a darkened stage at the Indiana Roof Ballroom during a sound check, and his fall required shoulder-replacement surgery. On 19 March 2001, he filed a $15 million lawsuit against a company headed by Indiana Pacers owner Melvin Simon, owners of the ballroom.

His 40-year-old daughter Nikki, who suffered from Asberger’s Disorder, committed suicide on 4 January 2007 at her Thousand Oaks, California home by suffocating herself with a plastic bag and helium.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Martine, Norma Jean (born 21 March 1991). Notes: Music collaborators
  • business associate/partner relationship with Pitney, Gene (born 17 February 1940)
  • spouse relationship with Dickinson, Angie (born 30 September 1931). Notes: 1965-1980


  • Relationship : Marriage 1965 (Angie Dickinson)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1966 (Daughter born, Nikki)
  • Work : Prize 1970 (Oscar for Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head)
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1978 (Carole Sager)
  • Work : Prize 1981 (Oscar for Arthur's Theme)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1981 (Separated from Angie Dickinson)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1982 (Carol Sager)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1982 (Angie Dickinson)
  • Mental Health : Begin Addiction 1983 (Bought first race horse, obsessed with races)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 2 December 1985 (Birth of adopted son, Christopher Elton)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 1986 (Adopted Cristopher with Sager)
  • Work : Prize 1987 (Grammy for That's What Friends Are For)
  • Relationship : End significant relationship December 1990 (He moved out)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates July 1992 (Sager filed for divorce)
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  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) April 2000 (Fell in darkened ballroom)
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  • Crime : Law suit 19 March 2001 (Filed lawsuit because of his fall)
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  • Death of Child 4 January 2007 (Daughter Nikki committed suicide)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher. The B.C. is hard to read; March sees it as 1:10 AM


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Second marriage 15 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Angie Dickinson)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One adopted son)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Daughter premature, severe eye problems)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Animals, pets (Race horses)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Lush and melodic)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Piano)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Animal Breeder/Trainer (Race horses)
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Six)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Three)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book