The ENQUIRER was there when Edna told the crowd: "This is a very special night for me. My Barry is here." His mom even got closed her show by walking offstage with a spotlight to hug her pop-star son. Edna would later die from lung cancer in 1994 — but never got the other thing that she wanted from Barry (seen here with husband Garry Kief
). Insiders patiently smiled during her act when she assured the crowd that Barry wasn't gay, since he'd been married before. "I'd also love for him to get married again," Edna would say, "so I could have a grandchild!"