Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Pop Singer

Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand is an American singer, actress and director. With a career spanning over six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment, and is among the few performers awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

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Apr 24, 1942
5′ 5″
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Barbra Streisand was born on April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress and filmmaker. Streisand is one of the most successful female recording artists in history and has sold over 68 million albums worldwide. She has won two Oscars, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards and a Special Tony Award. 

Streisand began performing as a child in Brooklyn, where she received vocal training from her mother's neighbor. In 1960, she released her first album and within two years had 12 top 40 singles on the Billboard charts. Her first major success came with the release of her second album "The Barbra Streisand Album" which won her two Grammy Awards. 

In 1964, Streisand made her Broadway debut in "Funny Girl" and went on to become a star of both stage and screen. She starred in several films throughout the 1960s including "Funny Girl", "Hello Dolly!" and "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever". In 1969 she released her sixth studio album which was the best selling album of 1970 and featured her hit single “Evergreen” which won an Oscar for Best Original Song. 

Throughout the 1970s Streisand continued to be a major presence in music, film and television winning several awards including Emmys for her TV specials “My Name Is Barbra” (1965) and “Barbra: The Concert” (1995). She also produced several movies such as “The Prince Of Tides” (1991) which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Director; she remains the only woman to ever be nominated for that award. 

Streisand continues to make music today with recent releases such as “Partners” (2014), “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway” (2016) and “Walls” (2018). She also continues to tour regularly throughout North America performing hits from throughout her career.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1942</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Barbra Streisand is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 24, 1942, Barbra Streisand was born in Brooklyn, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Streisand Gets Her Big Break</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Streisand lands her first major role in the Off-Broadway production of "I Can Get It For You Wholesale".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1963</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Streisand releases her debut album The Barbra Streisand Album to critical and commercial success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins an Oscar</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Streisand wins the Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in Funny Girl.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Streisand Directs Movie</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Streisand makes her directorial debut with A Star Is Born, which also stars Kris Kristofferson.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Kennedy Center Honor</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Streisand becomes the youngest person ever to receive the Kennedy Center Honors.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award for Album of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Streisand wins her eighth Grammy Award for the album The Broadway Album.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Pioneering Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Barbra Streisand is an iconic singer and actress who pushed the boundaries for women in entertainment. She was the first female artist to have both an album and film gross more than $100 million, and she has won numerous awards throughout her career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Inspiring Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Barbra Streisand is an inspiring philanthropist. She has used her fame and fortune to help those less fortunate, donating to causes such as AIDS research, homelessness, and education. She also founded the Streisand Foundation which supports nonprofit organizations around the world.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Her Music is Timeless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Barbra Streisand’s music is timeless. From her classic ballads like “The Way We Were” to her upbeat pop hits like “Don’t Rain on My Parade”, Barbra Streisand has touched the hearts of millions with her unique voice and music over the years. </p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female to Win an Oscar</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Barbra Streisand was the first female to win multiple Academy Awards, including Best Actress for her performance in Funny Girl (1968).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> One of the Few People to Receive an Emmy, a Grammy, and an Oscar</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Barbra Streisand is one of the few people to have won all four major awards - an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Established a Film Production Company</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1972, Barbra Streisand established Barwood Films, a film production company which has produced films like The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) and What's Up, Doc? (1972).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Voice Acting in Movies</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Barbra Streisand has done voice acting in movies like The Prince of Egypt (1998) as Tzipporah, and in Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) as Susan Murphy/Ginormica.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Woman to Direct a Film That Grossed Over $100 Million</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Barbra Streisand was the first woman to direct a film that grossed over $100 million. Her film, The Prince of Tides (1991), grossed over $164 million worldwide.</p></div>


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