Live variety show hosted by Paul O'Grady.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Paul O'Grady Live - Barry Manilow - Netflix
Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus; June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician and producer with a career that has spanned more than 50 years. His hit recordings include “Mandy”, “Can't Smile Without You”, and “Copacabana (At the Copa)”. He recorded and released 47 Top 40 singles, including 12 that hit number one and 27 of which appeared within the top ten, and has released many multi-platinum albums. Although not a favorite artist of music critics, Manilow has been praised by entertainers including Frank Sinatra, who was quoted in the 1970s as saying, “He's next.” In 1988, Bob Dylan stopped Manilow at a party, hugged him and said, “Don't stop what you're doing, man. We're all inspired by you.” As well as producing and arranging albums for himself and other artists, Manilow has written and performed songs for musicals, films, and commercials for corporations such as McDonald's, Pepsi-Cola, and Band-Aid, from the 1960s. He has been nominated for a Grammy Award (winning once) as a producer, arranger and performer a total of fifteen times (and in every decade) from 1973 to 2015. He has also produced Grammy nominated albums for Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson and Sarah Vaughn. Manilow has sold more than 80 million records as a solo artist worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists.
Paul O'Grady Live - Early life - Netflix
Manilow was born Barry Alan Pincus on June 17, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Edna Manilow and Harold Pincus (who went by his own stepfather's surname, “Keliher”). His father was born to a Jewish father and an Irish-American Catholic mother, while his maternal grandparents were of Russian Jewish background. Manilow grew up in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, and graduated in 1961 from Eastern District High School, which closed in 1995. It was in high school that he met his high school sweetheart Susan Deixler, who would become his wife in 1964. He enrolled in the City College of New York where he briefly studied before entering the New York College of Music. He also worked at CBS while he was a student in order to pay his expenses. Manilow's marriage soon conflicted with his career aspirations,and they separated after a year. In 1966, Deixler had the marriage annulled. In 2017, Manilow stated that, despite his later long-term relationship with a man, he was in love with Deixler and that his marriage to her dissolved because of his passion for a music career and that he was not ready to settle down (not due to any struggle with his sexuality). He later studied Musical Theater at the Juilliard performing arts school.
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