Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond

American, Singer
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Neil Diamond

Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He has had ten No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts: "Cracklin' Rosie", "Song Sung Blue", "Longfellow Serenade", "I've Been This Way Before", "If You Know What I Mean", "Desirée", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "America", "Yesterday's Songs", and "Heartlight". 38 songs by Diamond have featured in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts.

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Full name at birth
Neil Leslie Diamond
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Claim to fame
Songs: "America", "Sweet Caroline"
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Date of birth
24 January 1941
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Place of birth
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
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Age
80
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Singer, Songwriter
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Height
6' (183 cm)
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Distinctive feature
  • Deep grainy voice.
  • The gold-sequined outfits he wore in the 1970s.
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Net worth
$175,000,000 USD
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High school
Abraham Lincoln High School.
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Partner: Katie McNeil Diamond (Married)
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Neil Diamond and Katie McNeil (i)
I thought love was more or less a giving thing. Seems the more I gave, the less I got.
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.
  • Originally denied Quentin Tarantino permission to use his hit song "Girl, You`ll Be A Woman, Soon" for the famous scene in Pulp Fiction (1994) in which Uma Thurman lip syncs the words to the song. Diamond eventually relented after his agent assured him that Tarantino was an up and coming director.
  • His 1982 Burt Bacharach/Carole Bayer Sager-penned hit "Heartlight" was inspired by the movie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
  • Suggested for the lead role in Taxi Driver (1976).
  • Went to NYU on a fencing scholarship.

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