What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
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"What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" is a song with lyrics written by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman and original music written by Michel Legrand for the 1969 film The Happy Ending, in which Michael Dees sings it. The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Legrand won the 1973 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist for a version performed by Sarah Vaughan. More than thirty years later, Billy Childs, Gil Goldstein, and Heitor Pereira won the 2006 Grammy Award for the same category for a version performed by Chris Botti and Sting.
Apart from the award winning versions, the song has been covered by many artists, notably a version by Barbra Streisand issued by Columbia Records in 1973 as the B-side of her hit "The Way We Were (song)." This song made a comeback in 2006 with a version by British songstress Dusty Springfield when it was featured in commercials for the Journey Diamond collection.
- "Alan and Marilyn Bergman Keep the Music Playing", interview (10:12) with the Bergmans about the song on NPR, August 21, 2007
- on YouTube, from Playboy After Dark, May 5, 1970
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