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Melissa Manchester

Melissa Manchester

Actor and Signer

Melissa Manchester is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Beginning in the 1970s, she has recorded generally in the adult contemporary genre. She has also appeared as an actress on television, in films, and on stage.

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1951 Birth Born on February 15, 1951.


1971 20 Years Old Manchester then appeared on the Manhattan club scene, where she was discovered by Barry Manilow and Bette Midler, who took her on as one of her backup singers, the Harlettes in 1971.
1972 21 Years Old Manchester made a brief speaking appearance as "Yoko Ono" on the 1972 album National Lampoon Radio Dinner, on the track entitled "Magical Misery Tour", and the background singer in "Deteriorata".
1973 22 Years Old Her debut album, Home to Myself, was released in 1973; Manchester co-wrote many of its songs with Carole Bayer Sager. … Read More
1974 23 Years Old She also performed this song on Burt Sugarman's Midnight Special TV series in 1974 live.
1978 27 Years Old Manchester collaborated with Kenny Loggins to co-write Loggins' 1978 hit duet with Stevie Nicks, "Whenever I Call You Friend".
She would later record this herself for her 1979 Melissa Manchester album. … Read More


1982 31 Years Old In 1982 Melissa scored her biggest hit ever, "You Should Hear How She Talks About You", which won a Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance and reached at #5 on the Billboard charts. … Read More
1989 38 Years Old Her last top 10 entry on the AC chart was a 1989 updating of Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By". … Read More
1990 39 Years Old In 1990, Manchester could be heard performing "I Wish I Knew", played over the opening credits of the CBS television drama The Trials of Rosie O'Neill. … Read More


2007 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2007, Manchester returned to theater, starring in the Chicago production of HATS! … Read More
2008 57 Years Old In 2008 she released a new single, "The Power of Ribbons," to digital retailers. … Read More
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