- Faith: Judaism
- Career: Musician
- Birthday: June 17, 1943
- Fun Fact: Manilow has Jewish heritage on both sides of his family.
Barry Manilow is a songwriter and singer whose career spans seven decades. His hit songs include “Copacabana (At the Copa,)” “Mandy,” “Could It Be Magic,” and “I Write the Songs.” Manilow has released 51 Top 40 singles, including 13 songs that peaked at number one. His music might not be popular with critics, but his peers, including Frank Sinatra, have praised his music. He’s also produced Grammy-award-winning albums for artists like Dionne Warwick, Bette Midler, and Nancy Wilson.
Is Barry Manilow religious?
Barry Manilow was born into a Jewish family, having Jewish heritage on both sides of his family. In 2019, Manilow’s original musical “Harmony” debuted in New York at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene in the Museum of Jewish Heritage. While discussing the musical, Manilow said, “We were very poor, but I never knew it. I was given a secure upbringing, and I always felt loved and wanted. Grandma and Grandpa taught me Jewish traditions and raised me to be polite, caring, and sensitive - a gentleman.”
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