Barry Manilow, her conductor-arranger, said: “She starts walking down a block empty-handed, but has her arms filled with the litter she’s collected by the time she reaches the end.” . . .
“Her style was different then, because of the songs she sang. But even then she had acting ability and potential.
They needed only to come out. And they came out.
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