Neil Diamond

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  • Birth Name: Neil Leslie Diamond
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/24/1941, Aquarius
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; actor
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Neil Diamond Fast Facts:
  • Received his first guitar on his 16th birthday.
  • Sang in the Erasmus Hall High School chorus with fellow Brooklynite Barbra Streisand. The two would later collaborate on the duet "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" in 1978.
  • Was in his senior year at NYU when he was offered a songwriting contract; dropped out of college six months short of completing to pursue his musical career. 
  • Composed hit songs for Jay and the Americans, the Monkees and other artists before releasing his own albums.
  • Was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2011.
  • As of 2011, is No. 2 on Billboard's list of The 50 Best Adult Contemporary Artists Ever (Elton John holds the No. 1 spot).
  • Neil Diamond Relationships:
  • Rose Diamond - Mother
  • Jaye Posner - Ex-wife
  • Jesse Diamond - Son
  • Akeeba 'Kieve' Diamond - Father
  • Elyn Diamond - Daughter
  • Marcia Murphey - Ex-wife
  • Harvey Diamond - Brother
  • Marjorie Diamond - Daughter
  • Katie McNeil - Wife
  • Micah Diamond - Son
  • Neil Diamond Awards:
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music - Nominee
  • 1973 Grammy: Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended New York University, New York, NY

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