Barry Manilow

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  • Birth Name: Barry Alan Pincus
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Began songwriting career writing advertisements for brands like Coca-Cola, KFC and Pepsi. He was also behind the "like a good neighbor" State Farm and the "stuck on Band-Aid" jingles.
  • First recorded tracks under the name Featherbed in the 1970s.
  • Hit "Mandy" was originally called "Brandy" and was changed because a track of the same name was released at the same time.
  • Appeared in a 2003 episode of Will and Grace entitled "Fanilow," the name of his fans.
  • The 2011 album 15 Minutes was about struggling with fame and inspired by Britney Spears' personal meltdown in 2007.

Awards

  • 1977, Tony — Special Award: Winner
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special: Nominee
  • 1978, Grammy — Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male: Winner
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music: Winner
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special: Nominee

Relationships

  • Garry Kief — Husband
  • Susan Deixler — Ex-wife
  • Harold Pincus — Father
  • Edna Manilow — Mother

College

  • Attended City University of New York, City College, New York, New York, United States; attended New York College of Music, New York, New York, United States; the Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Barry Alan Pincus
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Producer