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Streisand in 1966

Source: Wikipedia

Barbra Joan Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand; April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. During a career spanning six decades, she has become an icon in multiple fields of entertainment, winning numerous awards, which has earned her recognition as Mother of All Contemporary Pop Divas or Queen of The Divas. She has been recognized with two Academy Awards, ten Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grammy Legend Award, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors prize, four Peabody Awards, and eleven Golden Globes. She is among a select group of entertainers who have been honored with all the major industry prizes.

Fact file

  • Born: Barbara Joan Streisand April 24, 1942 (age 73) Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
  • Residence: Malibu, California, U.S.
  • Education: Erasmus Hall High School
  • Occupation: Singer songwriter actress filmmaker
  • Spouse(s): Elliott Gould (m. 1963–71) James Brolin (m. 1998)
  • Children: Jason Gould
  • Relatives: Roslyn Kind (half-sister)
  • Genres: Broadway jazz traditional pop disco
  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Years active: 1955–present
  • Labels: Columbia
  • Associated acts: Alan Bergman Barry Gibb Diana Krall Marilyn Bergman Marvin Hamlisch Phil Perry
  • Website: barbrastreisand.com

Read more about Barbra Streisand at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Calendar Feedback: Barbra Streisand has 'A Star Is Born' clarification, arts after the crash
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-11-10 12:00:00
Re: “Barbra Hopes You’ll Listen,” Nov. 3 and the line, “She’d been rushed into finishing [“A Star Is Born”], she said, adding that she was ‘blackmailed’ into giving the directing credit to Frank Pierson even though she had final cut”: It’s always upsetting when my words are taken out of ...

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Variety, 2018-11-09 22:04:39
Barbra Streisand and Guillermo del Toro have joined over 40,000 signatures on a petition to save classic and cult film treasure trove FilmStruck. The subscription-streaming service, which contained over 1,800 contemporary and classic arthouse, indie, and foreign films, announced its imminent closure on Oct. 26 much to the dismay of ...

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Variety, 2018-11-06 01:15:24
With midterms less than 24 hours away, celebrities are ramping up their online, and real life, campaigning. Big names such as Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Bell, Tiffany Haddish, and even Barbra Streisand have lent their voices across the nation to support the candidates of their choosing. Here’s a list of who ...

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