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Dear Laurie

I know this is a long shot but here goes anyway:

Tomorrow, I plan to mail a DVD to the Wilshire address- William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.  On the DVD is my daughter – on her birthday – at age 4 (31 years ago) singing “Can’t Smile Without You” – the entire song, without help, without missing a lyric, and in perfect pitch.

My wife, my daughter and I all love Barry and have attended multiple concerts over the years.

My wife (and Amber’s mother) was supposed to go to the concert with me at Staples Center in L.A. on April 14.  Sadly, she passed away a couple of weeks ago.  My daughter will be attending the concert with me.  

We will be sitting in Section:
Floor – Row 16 – seats 7 and 8.

If Barry were to see this video, I think he would enjoy it, and possibly invite her on stage to sing with Barry like he did with women for years.

I don't know if you have any better way of contacting Barry or assisting me in getting this information to him in time, but regardless, I will go ahead and mail this DVD to 9601 Wilshire on Monday.


Dan Brooks  

Hi, Dan!

Thank you for contacting me through All Experts.  First of all, I want to offer my sincerest condolences regarding the loss of your wife and Amber's Mom.  I really enjoyed hearing about how you, your wife and Amber have all enjoyed Barry's music and attended concerts over the years.  I do hope the DVD of Amber singing Can't Smile Without You does make it to Barry.  As for mailing the DVD, I would have suggested that you mail it to Stiletto Entertainment (Barry's Management) instead of William Morris, but you have already decided that's what you're going to do, and I'm sure William Morris can forward it to Stiletto.  Once the DVD is mailed there is nothing more you can do but wait and see what kind of response you get.  I can tell you that Barry is no longer doing the Can't Smile Without You duet with a fan.  He is doing CSWY as a sing-a-long instead.

I wish you all the best, and I hope you and your daughter have a great time at Barry's show at the Staples Center in LA in April.  If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me again.  


Laurie :)  

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Laurie Wheeler


I will do my very best to answer any and all questions about Barry Manilow and his phenomenal career in a timely, informative and professional-like manner.


I have been a Barry Manilow fan ever since "Mandy", and I have an extensive collection of his recordings, videos and DVDs from his first album to the present date. I have also had the pleasure of meeting Barry, and I respect and admire him tremendously.

I have been a member of the Barry Manilow International Fan Club for 38 years, and I have been a lifetime member since 1991.
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I am a graduate of Grand Blanc High School, and I have an Associate's Degree in the Medical Secretarial field from Baker College of Flint, Michigan.

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