1. - Neil Diamond, The Jazz Singer, 1980. Mentioned for the second re-make of the first talkie when Diamond was hospitalised for back surgery. Manilow would have been no improvement.
2. - Robert Hays, Airplane! 1980. Well, if Airport 1975 could have Helen Reddy, the Kentucky Fried Theatre Zucker brothers and Jim Abrahams could have Manilow as the pilot who was scared of flying. No, OK, next stop: David Letterman? No, OK, next...