Best known for writing That's What Friends Are For, On My Own, The Prayer, and numerous other hit songs.
She graduated from New York University where her major spanned English, dramatic arts, and speech. Her first pop hit, co-written with Toni Wine, was A Groovy Kind of Love, which was turned into an international smash by The Mindbenders.
She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987. Her theme song for the 1981 film Arthur, Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do), was given the Academy Award for Best Song.
She married her third husband, Robert A. Daley, in 1996 after divorcing second husband Burt Bacharach and first husband Andrew Sager.
She co-wrote the song That's What Friends Are For with Burt Bacharach. It was originally recorded by Rod Stewart for the 1982 film Night Shift and won the 1987 Grammy Award for Song of the Year.