Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

American singer and actress
Background: When Barbra Streisand opens her mouth to sing, people listen. Her voice hypnotizes the listener, bringing depths of emotion with eachnote. Barbra is a maverick, unapproachable in talent, amazingly gifted inskill. She is the first to win an Oscar for both acting and songwriting. She is the first to win a Grammy, an Emmy, an Oscar anda Tony Award. In fact she has so many awards, it is hard to keep track. Barbra has received 2 Oscars, 8 Golden Globes, 5 Emmys and aCecil B.DeMille Award, to just name a few. Barbra holds the second most Gold Album certifications, the first going to the King himself,Elvis Presley. Barbra can direct, produce, write and star in a feature film and is the only artist ever to achieve the rank ofBillboard's #1 in albums four decades in a row. Barbra's talent seems to have no boundaries.She is outspoken, strong in the belief that celebrities have theright to speak in public about politics and she supports the Democratic Party.Barbra took leave of performing live for more than 20 years afterreceiving a death threat but selectively returned to the public eye in 1994. Fans could not have been happier.Fans can also enjoy Barbra in the new comedy, Meet the Fockers (2004), sequel to the popular movie, Meet the Parents (2000).In December of 2004 Barbra was reported to be in good health after abenign polyp was removed from her colon.The songbird sings on..."I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful,lazy, and driven." Barbra Streisand"The audience is the barometer of the truth." Barbra StreisandA Star Is BornChildhood and Family: Barbara Joan Streisand was born on April 24, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York to parents Emanuel (English teacher, died August 4, 1943) andDiana (school clerk, died on March 30, 2002). Her older brother Sheldon Jay was born in 1935. Barbra attended the Beis Yakov Schoolin Brooklyn and then Erasmus Hall High School, also of Brooklyn, New York. She graduated High School in 1959.Barbra Streisand married actor Elliott Gould on March 21, 1963, butlater divorced in 1971. Their son, Jason Gould, is Barbra's only child. In 1991 Jason would play the role of Bernard Woodruff in thehaunting film The Prince of Tides, starring Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte. Barbra also directed the successful movie.Barbra has been linked to such celebrities as actor Ryan O'Neal,hairdresser/producer Jon Peters, actor Don Johnson, composer James Newton Howard, tennis player Andre Agassi and former Canadian PrimeMinister Pierre Trudeau. It was not until 1998 that Ms. Streisand would marry again. Barbra and actor/director James Brolin weremarried on July 1, 1998 in Malibu, California.Best of the BestCareer: Barbra Streisand successful career is almost unprecedented with natural talent. As a musician, singer, actress, director, producer,composer, costume designer and writer, Barbra has topped both the musical charts and the box office and stunned the world with hertalented gifts. Barbra Streisand is the best selling female singer of the 20th Century.In 1962 Barbra signed with Columbia Records and her first album, TheBarbra Streisand Album, was released. She would go on to win her first two Grammy Awards with the album. Her career continued tosucceed with such movies as Funny Girl (1968), Hello, Dolly! (1969), The Owl and the Pussycat (1970), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever(1970), What's Up, Doc? (1972), The Way We Were (1973), A Star Is Born (1976), The Main Event (1979), All Night Long (1981), Yentl (1983),The Prince of Tides (1991) and Nuts (1987). Lending her magical voice to films such as Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) thrilled moviegoers.Barbra has recorded over 40 albums and has shared duets with some ofthe best voices known in the industry. Hits like Guilty (sung with Barry Gibb), You Don't Bring Me Flowers (with Neil Diamond),Cryin' Time (with Ray Charles), and so many more, played only a mere second to her amazing songs like Evergreen, The Way We Were, Don't Rain on myParade and People.Some of Barbra's Producer skills can be seen in movies like A Star IsBorn (1976, Executive Producer), Yentl (1983, Producer), The Prince of Tides (1991, Producer) and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996, Producer).Steven Spielberg once said, "I wish I could tell you how to fix your picture, but I can't. It's the best film I've seen since CitizenKane." (referring to the movie Yentl)One can catch Barbra in a newer film called Meet the Fockers (2004),also starring Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman and Blythe Danner.Barbra's list of accomplishments and credits goes on and on. She isviewed as one of the most talented women of our time.Awards: ShowEast: Filmmaker of the Year, 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert, 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, Barbra Streisand: The Concert, 1995 Directors Guild of America Award: Musical/Variety Special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert (shared with Dwight Hemion), 1994 CableACE: Best Performance in a Music Special or Series, Barbra Streisand: The Concert, 1994 Grammy Legend Award, 1992 NATO/ShoWest: Star of the Decade, 1988 Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Performance (female), The Broadway Album, 1987 Women in Film: Crystal Award, 1984 Golden Globe: Best Director, Yentl, 1984 Golden Globe: Best Motion Picture (musical or comedy), Yentl, 1984 American Music: Pop/Rock Female Vocalist, 1980 Grammy: Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocal, "Guilty" (shared with Barry Gibb), 1980 People's Choice: Favorite Motion Picture Actress, 1978 People's Choice: Favorite Motion Picture Actress, 1977 Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Performance (female), Love Theme From A Star Is Born: "Evergreen", 1977 Grammy: Song of the Year, "Evergreen" (shared with co-writer Paul Williams, tied with Joe Brooks' "You Light Up My Life"), 1977 American Guild of Variety Artists: Georgie Award, 1977 Golden Globe: World Film Favorite (female), 1977 Oscar: Best Song, "Evergreen" (from A Star Is Born, shared with Paul Williams), 1976 Golden Globe: Best Original Song, "Evergreen" (from A Star Is Born, shared with Paul Williams), 1976 Golden Globe: Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, A Star Is Born, 1976 Golden Globe: Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy), A Star Is Born, 1976 People's Choice: Favorite Motion Picture Actress, 1975 People's Choice: Favorite Female Musical Performer (tied with Olivia Newton-John), 1975 Golden Globe: World Film Favorite (female), 1974 Special Tony: Best Actress of the Decade, 1970 Golden Globe: World Film Favorite (female), 1970 Golden Globe: World Film Favorite (female), 1969 NATO: Star of the Year, 1968 Golden Globe: Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Motion Picture, Funny Girl, 1968 Oscar: Best Actress, Funny Girl (tied with Katharine Hepburn in The Lion in Winter), 1968 London Critics: Musical Award, 1966 Grammy: Best Vocal Performance (female), My Name Is Barbra, 1965 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Entertainment, Actors and Performers, My Name Is Barbara, 1965 Grammy: Best Vocal Performance (female), "People", 1964 Grammy: Best Vocal Performance (female), The Barbra Streisand Album, 1963 Grammy: Album of the Year, The Barbra Streisand Album, 1963 New York Drama Critics Circle: I Can Get It for You Wholesale, 1962
The difference is that we are given more visibility from which to speak - so we have to be informed and we have to be responsible, but it doesn't mean we have to be quiet.More Barbra Streisand quotes [05/20/2012 05:05:43]
I remember when I was 5 living on Pulaski Street in Brooklyn, the hallway of our building had a brass banister and a great sound, a great echo system. I used to sing in the hallway.More Barbra Streisand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process.More Barbra Streisand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I just became a singer, because I could never get work as an actress.More Barbra Streisand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Art transcends politics this weekend.More Barbra Streisand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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