Happy Birthday Barry Manilow!

ABOUT
Singer-songwriter and producer who recorded “I Write the Songs” and “Mandy” and is also known for his charity shows.

BEFORE FAME
He went to the Julliard School and worked at CBS simultaneously. He wrote jingles like that of the State Farm Insurance company.

TRIVIA FACT
He used to play the piano for Bette Midler during her performances.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Susan Deixler in 1964 and annulled the marriage two years later.

ASSOCIATED WITH
Some of his songs are thought to be based on Frederic Chopin’s preludes.