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Neil Leslie Diamond
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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:
Katie McNeil - Wife
Jaye Posner - Ex-wife
Jesse Diamond - Son
Micah Diamond - Son
Marcia Murphey - Ex-wife
Akeeba 'Kieve' Diamond - Father
Elyn Diamond - Daughter
Rose Diamond - Mother
Harvey Diamond - Brother
Marjorie Diamond - Daughter
Neil Diamond Awards:
1981 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
1974 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1974 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Winner
1977 Emmy: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music - Nominee
1978 Emmy: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music - Nominee
1973 Grammy: Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
Attended New York University, New York, NY
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