Barry Manilow

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Manilow in 2009, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Barry Alan Pincus

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 17, 1943

*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% Irish

Barry Manilow is an American singer, songwriter, arranger, musician, producer, and actor.

He is the son of Edna (Manilow) and Harold Lawrence Pincus. His father also went under his own stepfather’s surname, Keliher. Barry’s father was of half Russian Jewish and half Irish Catholic descent, and Barry’s mother’s family was Russian Jewish. Barry was raised Jewish.

Barry is married to television executive Garry Kief.

Barry’s paternal grandfather was named Harry Pincus. Harry was a Russian Jewish immigrant.

Barry’s paternal grandmother was named Anna Sheehan. Anna was born in New York, to Irish Catholic parents.

Barry’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Manilow (the son of Louis Manilow and Anna Meltzer). Joseph was a Russian Jew.

Barry’s maternal grandmother was Esther Yanoff (the daughter of Abraham Yanoff and Bertha Valinsky). Esther was a Russian Jew.

Sources: Family history of Barry Manilow, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak –

Genealogy of Barry Manilow –

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    He is a legend

  2. typepope says:

    His deep blue eyes are on EVERY color photo of him going back decades.
    As far as his hair, Barry is bisexual and has frosted his hair for decades.
    Your post is idiotic.

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