Burt Bacharach, a composer, passed away at the age of 94. Bacharach produced hits such as Do You Know the Way to San Jose and Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head. He had four children from his four marriages.
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Sometime in 1966, he and his second wife, Angie Dickinson, welcomed their first child, Nikki Bacharach. Nikki, who had Asperger’s Syndrome, tragically committed suicide in 2007 when she was 40 years old.
During their marriage, Bacharach and his third wife, lyricist Carole Bayer Sager, adopted a son they called Christopher. With his fourth wife, Jane Hansen, the award-winning composer also has two children: Oliver, a son, and Raleigh, a daughter.
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Here’s all you need to know about Burt Bacharach’s children-
Burt Bacharach became a father for the first time during his 1965–1981 marriage to Angie Dickinson. Three months ahead of schedule, the couple welcomed daughter Nikki in 1966. Burt revealed in an essay for the Daily Mail that his oldest daughter has Asperger’s syndrome and spent ten years living in a treatment facility. At the age of 40, Nikki committed suicide in 2007.
In 1982, Bacharach married songwriter, Carole Bayer Sager. They adopted their son Christopher during their nine years of marriage. Over the years, Carole and her son stayed in close contact. The 2016 biography They’re Playing Our Song, written by the Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, was dedicated to both her son and her second husband, Robert Daly.
Although Christopher has largely avoided the limelight, his mom and stepdad have occasionally joined him on the red carpet throughout the years. In August 2016, Carole did post a picture of her and her one child on Facebook.
Bacharach married Jane Hansen in 1993. They welcomed Oliver, their son, together. In Aspen, Colorado, Oliver is the owner of the handcrafted ice cream business Afternoon Deelite. He is highly active on social media, frequently uploading pictures of himself enjoying time with his father, snowboarding, and his dogs.
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According to her LinkedIn page, Raleigh Bacharach, the youngest of the Bacharach children, graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina before pursuing a master’s degree at San Diego State University. She is an accomplished equestrian who competed throughout college all across the United States. In Pitkin County, Colorado, Raleigh started working as a health promotion program administrator in January 2022.