Barry Manilow is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known
for such recordings as "Mandy", "Can't Smile Without You", and "Copacabana".
He has sold more than 80 million records worldwide.
Barry Alan Pincus
June 17, 1943 (age
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, US
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Father Harold Pincus and mother Edna Manilow divorced shortly after he was born
Eastern District High School
Singer Lorna Luft (1970's)
Susan Deixler (1964 - 1965) (annulled)
Pop, adult contemporary, soft rock, easy listening
Barry Manilow Trivia:
• The name of Tom Green's character in the movie "Road Trip" was Barry Manilow
• Before he hit it big he played piano for Bette Midler
• Wrote advertising jingles before his career took off (State Farm Insurance, McDonalds, Dr. Pepper)
• In 1988, Bob Dylan stopped Manilow at a party, hugged him and said,
"Don't stop what you're doing, man. We're all inspired by you."
Barry Manilow Quotes
“I feel that after all those horrible reviews and jokes, I wasn't crazy all these years to stand up for the music I believe in. This album has proven that somewhere in the human race, the human heart is still racing and breaking and I am so grateful.”
“I've always avoided a 'fixed' show that repeated the same thing every night, ... I'm glad that the Las Vegas Hilton and 'Music & Passion' have given us all the chance to surprise the audience every night. And over the next 150 shows, there'll be lots of surprises!”
“It's unbearable what we've seen — and it's not done yet.”
“I think if Unchained Melody does what I think it can do, I think there is an audience out there that would heave a sigh of relief, that finally there is a melody and orchestration, production and a vocalist that is giving them a song that they can just listen to ... and not be annoyed by the vocal acrobatics that vocalists seem to think is impressive.”
“There's just no quiet in Vegas.”
Barry Manilow Awards
Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male “Copacabana” (At the Copa),
Tony Award's Special Award
Emmy Award for Outstanding Special, Comedy-Variety or Music "The Barry Manilow Special (ABC)"