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Barry Manilow facts: Age, net worth, wife, husband, children, parents, siblings, family

Barry Manilow born Barry Alan Pincus is an American singer and songwriter with a career that spans seven decades.

Five of his albums became instant chartbusters and during his peak, he was one of the most gifted singer-songwriters.

He has collaborated with a number of other artists including Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis.

In addition to releasing his own records, he has also written melodies for a number of famous musicals, films and commercials.

Apart from being a musician, he is extremely well-known for playing the role of ‘Tony Starr’ in the hit television series, ‘Copacabana’.

After his initial television appearances, he became an instant media magnate and began appearing in a number of public events including the ‘Let Freedom Ring’ pre-game show and headlining the famous Las Vegas Hilton shows.

He was a multi-talented artiste and he decided to venture into new areas. He signed a three-picture deal to compose songs for the animated films, ‘The Pebble and the Penguin’, ‘Thumbelina’ and the third part of ‘Rapunzel’.

His long and colorful career also includes a number of theatre productions such as ‘The Great White Way’ and ‘Copacabana-The Musical’.

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Barry Manilow age

Barry Manilow is 80 years old. He was born on June 17, 1943 in New York City, US to Edna Manilow and Harold Kelliher.

Barry’s family has both Jewish and Catholic heritage. Raised in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, Barry graduated from high school in 1961.

He first pursued post-secondary education at the City College of New York before transferring to the New York College of Music. In order to pay his tuition, he took a part-time job at CBS.

Manilow finished his education at the Juilliard School of Performing Arts, where he studied Musical Theater.

Barry’s career began in 1964 when he met Bro Herrod, a CBS director. Although Herrod initially asked Manilow to put a few songs together for a musical, Barry composed an original score instead.

His score was accepted, and the play ran for eight years. During these early years, Barry also earned money by writing jingles for various commercials.

He also sang on many of these jingles. He would later state his time composing jingles helped him become a successful pop singer.

Barry Manilow net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Barry Manilow has an estimated net worth of approximately $100 million, as of December 2023.

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Barry Manilow wife

Barry married his first wife, Susan Deixler, in 1964. Their marriage officially ended two years later just before the Grammy winner shot to fame as an artist under Columbia Records.

Barry Manilow husband

Barry Manilow who has had relationships with both men and women is now married to Garry Kief, who is his longtime manager and the president of Barry Manilow Productions. They secretly tied the knot in April 2014 at Manilow’s home in Palm Springs, California.

Manilow came out as gay in April 2017 and revealed that he had been in a relationship with Kief for 39 years.

He said that he was very happy with his husband and that their wedding was an emotional and beautiful moment.

Barry Manilow children

Barry Manilow does not have any biological children of his own, but he is a stepfather to his husband Garry Kief’s daughter, Kirsten Kief.

“We have a daughter, Garry’s biological daughter, Kirsten, and we raised her together all these years,” the esteemed songwriter told the Chicago Sun-Times in May 2017.

“He was married with a 1-year-old daughter when we got together. Kirsten’s turned out to be one of the most beautiful and smartest women you’ll ever meet.”

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NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 11: Barry Manilow attends 76th Annual Tony Awards – Arrivals on June 11, 2023 at United Palace Theater in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Barry Manilow parents

Barry Manilow is the son of Edna Manilow and Harold Kelliher, a truck driver of Irish descent.

Barry’s mother made his father change his name to Pincus, which was the name of a Jewish uncle of his father from the 1800s.

Barry’s parents were divorced when he was a baby, and his mother’s Jewish family allowed no further contact between Barry and his father.

Barry’s maternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and his paternal grandfather was Jewish, though his grandmother was a Catholic of Irish descent.

His Irish roots trace back to Limerick, Ireland. Barry’s grandfather had his surname changed to Manilow a few weeks before Barry’s bar mitzvah.

Barry Manilow siblings

Barry Manilow has two sisters, Betsy and Doreen. Betsy is the older sister, and Doreen is the younger one.

They grew up together in Brooklyn, New York, and have remained close throughout their lives.

Barry Manilow family

Mother: Edna Manilow

Father: Harold Pincus

Siblings: Betsy and Doreen

Spouse: Garry Kief (m. 2014), Susan Deixler (m. 1964–1966)

Hopefully, this article was able to provide you with all the necessary information about Barry Manilow biography.


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