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Garry Kief

Garry Kief

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Garry Clayton Kief (born August 31, 1948) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Stiletto Entertainment Group and the President of Barry Manilow Productions. Kief is the manager and husband of multi-platinum recording artist Barry Manilow.[24]

Career

Stiletto Entertainment Group

Garry Kief (left) and his partner Barry Manilow at a 2016 pre-Grammys party (source: Kevork Djansezian Getty Images)

Garry Kief (left) and his partner Barry Manilow at a 2016 pre-Grammys party (source: Kevork Djansezian Getty Images)

Garry Kief has been the President and CEO of Stiletto Entertainment Group since 1981. They produced concerts, theatrical productions and TV shows around the world. They primarily focus on the music industry.

The company represents a number of well-known celebrities, including:

  • Barry Manilow: a singer known for several hits, including "Copacabana," "Can't Smile Without You," and his notable cover of "Mandy."

  • Lorna Luft: the half-sister of Liza Minnelli, who played Paulette Rebchuck in Grease 2.

  • Brian Culbertson: a jazz, R&B, and funk musician

  • Straight No Chaser: a 1996 A Capella group

  • Matt Dusk: an artist who appeared on the soundtrack of Forest Whitaker-directed film First Daughter.

With Stiletto Entertainment, Garry Kief helped create the first ever cruise ship production with Barry Manilow.

It was named Barry Manilow’s Copacabana. They now have at least 15 ships and cast over 350 singers and dancers ever year (as of July 2010).

Personal Life

Barry Manilow (Relationship & Marriage)

Garry Kief met Barry Manilow in 1978.

Soon thereafter, Kief became Manilow's manager.

Kief is originally from Houston Texas but later moved to Los Angeles, California.

He also has a home in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In April 2014, Garry Kief married his long-time client Barry Manilow.

They tied the knot in a private ceremony at their 53-acre compound located in Palm Springs, California. Kief and Manilow married at their 64-acre compound in Palm Springs, California in April 2015. He did not file legal marriage certificate and so the marriage is not considered legally binding, as reported by the Daily Mail.

In 2015, Barry Manilow's marriage and sexual orientation made headline news.[25] Barry Manilow is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician and producer who has a net worth of $100 million.

He has sold over 80 million records internationally and win 3 Grammy's award.

Manilow has produced album for other artists which earned him Grammy nominations.

According to numerous services, Garry Kief is the one who initially resisted marrying Barry Manilow for a long time.

He thought it would potentially hurt his standing among his fans, particularly his middle-aged female listeners.

Sigma Phi Epsilon

In 1966, Garry Kief pledged to be a part of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He graduated from The University of Southern California in 1970. He studied journalism, public relations, marketing and broadcast journalism. Kief later married a woman named Jane and they had a daughter together.

After graduating and developing a well-established career in the entertainment industry, Kief rediscovered Sigma Phi Epsilon and became a member of the Board of Trustees for the SigEp Educational Foundation, raising money for programs and scholarships to support undergraduate men.

He eventually took on the role of President of the Educational Foundation.

Garry Kief began serving on their National Board of Directors in 1999 and has been serving ever since.

In 2005, he was recognized with a Sigma Phi Epsilon citation.

References

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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comGarry Kief (left) and his partner Barry Manilow at a 2016 pre-Grammys party (source: Kevork Djansezian Getty Images)
Apr 5, 2017, 8:21 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comGarry Kief's profile picture on LinkedIn
Apr 5, 2017, 8:34 PM
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Citation Linklinkedin.comGarry Kief's LinkedIn
Apr 5, 2017, 8:34 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comGarry Kief (right) with Carly Simon (left) and Barry Manilow (center)
Apr 5, 2017, 8:41 PM
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Citation Linkimdb.comGarry Kief's IMDb
Apr 5, 2017, 8:50 PM
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Citation Linkgroups.google.comGoogle Groups- Open letter from "Brenda" in 2010 to Garry Kief
Apr 5, 2017, 8:52 PM
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Citation Linkmylife.comGarry Kief's MyLifeprofile
Apr 5, 2017, 8:53 PM
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Citation Linkheavy.com5 Things You Need to Know about Garry Kief (Barry Manilow's husband)
Apr 5, 2017, 8:56 PM
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Citation Linkhollywood.comGarry Kief's Hollywood profile - this shows a list of TV shows on which he has been an executive producer
Apr 5, 2017, 8:58 PM
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Citation Linklatimes.comLA Timesarticle on Barry Manilow's relationship with Garry Kief
Apr 5, 2017, 9:05 PM
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Citation Linkdailymail.co.ukBarry Manilow's ex-wife talks about Manilow's marriage with his manager Garry Kief
Apr 5, 2017, 9:17 PM
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Citation Linkpeople.comBarry Manilow opens up about being gay and being married to Garry Kief
Apr 5, 2017, 9:26 PM
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Citation Linkpeople.com"3 Things to Know About Barry Manilow's New Husband, Garry Kief" (2015)
Apr 5, 2017, 9:27 PM
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Citation Linktwitter.comGarry Kief's Twitter
Apr 5, 2017, 9:44 PM
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Citation Linkstilettoentertainment.comAbout Stiletto Entertainment
Apr 5, 2017, 9:45 PM
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Citation Linkbackstage.comCelebrating 20 Years of Cruise Ship Entertainment (Barry Manilow's "Barry Manilow’s Copacabana" was the first-ever production performed on a cruise)
Apr 5, 2017, 9:57 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comKirsten Kief (Garry Kief's daughter) with Barry Manilow at the 2006 Emmys. (Photo by Frazer Harrison, Getty Images)
Apr 5, 2017, 10:01 PM
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Citation Linkyoutube.comGarry Kief awarded the SigEp Order of the Golden Heart
Apr 5, 2017, 11:27 PM
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Citation Linkwww.youtube.comGarry Kief awarded the SigEp Order of the Golden Heart
Apr 5, 2017, 11:27 PM
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Citation Linkwww.amazon.com
Mar 24, 2022, 2:42 PM