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Born: June 17, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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As a child made first recording at the Times Square Record-Your-Own-Voice; included it on [title of album-- One Voice?]
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At age 12, penned song "Ain't Got a Nickel, Ain't Got a Dime"
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Changed name to Barry Manilow at age 13
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After high school, obtained job in the mailroom at CBS; met future collaborator Marty Panzer
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Wrote the score for the Off-Off-Broadway play "The Drunkard"
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Began playing piano for cabaret performers, including Jeanne Lucas
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With Lucas, formed an act; opened for Joan Rivers at Downstairs at the Upstairs
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Served as music director for the locally produced TV show "Callback!"
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Made recording debut as vocalist for the group Featherbed, produced by Tony Orlando
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Played piano for Bette Midler at the Continental Baths in NYC
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Served as co-producer and arranger on Midler's first two albums
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Signed by Bell Records (later Arista) to make solo debut
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Toured with Midler as her musical director; opened second half of her show by singing three numbers
1974:
Headlined solo tour following release of "Mandy", his first hit single
1977:
Starred in first network TV variety program "The Barry Manilow Special" (ABC)
1978:
Healined "The Second Barry Manilow Special" (ABC)
1978:
Recorded "Ready to Take a Chance Again" from the film "Foul Play"
1979:
Starred in "The Third Barry Manilow Special" (ABC)
1980:
Fourth ABC variety program, "One Voice"
1981:
Made cable debut with Showtime program "The Barry Manilow Special"
1981:
His "In the Round" world tour set box-office records in the United Kingdom and elsewhere
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Toured Japan and Australia in "Around the World in 80 Dates"
1984:
Released jazz vocal album "2:00 AM at the Paradise Cafe"
1985:
First recording on RCA, "Manilow"
1985:
Made TV acting debut in "Copacabana" (CBS), based on his hit song
1987:
Returned to Arista Records; released "Swing Street"
1987:
Headlined the CBS special "Barry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing Street"
1989:
Starred on Broadway in "Barry Manilow at the Gershwin"
1994:
Co-wrote the songs for the animated "Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina"
1994:
Wrote the score for the stage production "Copacabana - The Musical"
1995:
Collaborated on the song score for the animated film "The Pebble and the Penguin"
1997:
Premiered "Harmony", a musical about the Comedian Harmonists at the La Jolla Playhouse
2000:
Left Arista Records for Concord Records, a jazz-oriented label in California
2002:
Portrayed himself in the comedy "Unconditional Love," in which Manilow's hit "Can't Smile Without You" plays a key role in the plot
2004:
Released both a live album, <i>2 Nights Live!</i> and a soundtrack album of his musicals <i>Scores</i>
2004:
Appeared as a guest judge for the fox reality show "American Idol"
2005:
Signed a deal to perform his "Music and Passion" show at the Las Vegas Hilton through 2008
2008:
Earned a Grammy nomination for his album <i>In The Swing Of Christmas</i>

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