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Barry Manilow Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 17 June 1943New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameBarry Alan Pincus
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Barry Manilow was born on June 17, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA as Barry Alan Pincus. He was previously married to Susan Deixler.

Spouse (1)

Susan Deixler (1964 - 6 January 1966) (annulled)

Trivia (24)

Born at 9:00am-EWT at Beth Moses Hospital, New York
Graduated from Eastern District High School in 1961
As a child, he was raised in the Williamsburg part of Brooklyn, New York.
Played piano for Bette Midler.
Son of Edna Manilow and Harold Pincus.
Wrote "Harmony", a play still traveling the nation in 2003
Still resides in New York City, but has a home in Los Angeles.
Curently (2004) resides in Palm Springs
Early in his career, he wrote advertising jingles for such clients as State Farm Insurance, McDonalds, Dr. Pepper soda and Stri-Dex anti-acne medicine.
Won a Special Tony Award in 1977.
Played the accordion as a child.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
"Looks Like We Made It" (written by Richard Kerr and Will Jennings) charted in July 1977 knocking Shaun Cassidy's cover of "Da Doo Ron Ron" from the number one slot in the US.
Contrary to popular belief, his signature tune "I Write the Songs" was not written by him, but by (Beach Boy) Bruce Johnston. The song ousted the Bill Fries (C.W. McCall) hit "Convoy" from the US number one position in January 1976.
His first chart-topper "Mandy" (written by Scott English and Richard Kerr) was originally titled "Brandy." The song toppled Elton John's rendition of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" from the number one chart spot in January 1975.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Is a good friend of Donna Summer, who did a successful cover of his 1975 hit "Could it Be Magic".
Hospitalized on December 12, 2011 to have surgery for bursitis in his hips and to repair torn leg muscles.
Performed at A Capitol Fourth on July 4, 2013.
Touring the U.S. promoting his new album "Here at the Mayflower" [January 2002]
Performing at his own Vegas venue, Barry Manilow: Music and Passion [March 2005]
Currently appearing at the Las Vegas Hilton in "Music and Passion" [February 2005]
Began a new show at the Las Vegas Paris Hotel & Casino entitled "Manilow." [March 2010]
Currently on his One More Night...One Last Time tour. [October 2004]

Personal Quotes (2)

I am a musician. My passion for music has obliterated everything in its path for my entire life. Whenever there was a choice between music and anything else, music won hands down every time. No one person or material thing could ever come close to the feeling I get when the music is right.
We went to see Britney Spears and I fell in love. She was singing to me, I know it. I'm so in love with her. I love her music, I do.

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