Apr. 24th, 1942
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Barbra Streisand's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Little Fockers
2007 - Heckler
2004 - Meet the Fockers
1996 - The Mirror Has Two Faces
1991 - The Prince of Tides
1983 - Yentl
1979 - The Main Event
1976 - A Star Is Born
1975 - Funny Lady
1974 - For Pete's Sake
1973 - The Way We Were
1972 - Up the Sandbox
1972 - What's Up, Doc?
1970 - The Owl and the Pussycat
1970 - On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
1969 - Hello, Dolly!
1968 - Funny Girl
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Singer
Barbra Streisand was born on April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York. She is an actress, director, producer and writer. Among her many films are Hello, Dolly! (1969), A Star Is Born (1976), Yentl (1983) and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996). As a child she attended the Beis Yakov Jewish School in Brooklyn. She is good friends with singer/songwriter Neil Diamond (I), with whom she dueted on the smash hit song, "You Don't Bring Me Flowers". They both attended the same high school and sang together in the school choir. Barbra has one son, Jason Gould (I), with ex-husband Elliott Gould. She is now married to James Brolin. She has won many awards including two Oscars, five Emmys, eight Golden Globes, three People's Choice Awards, two Women in Film Crystal Awards and two ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards. Barbra has also received an American Film Institute award and a Cecil B. DeMille Award.
- While attending the funeral for President 'Bill Clinton (I)' (qv)'s mother, she heard a Church choir sing a song titled "On Holy Ground". The song was written by the choir director, Geron Davis. Upon hearing it, she was so moved that she wanted to record it. The song appeared on her album "Higher Ground".
- Has a great fear of performing live.
- First woman since the silent era to direct, produce, write and star in a feature film; she also sings (_Yentl (1983)_ (qv)).
- Highest grossing single concert, with $14,694,750, MGM Grand Garden Arena, December 31, 1999.
- Has sold 70 million records worldwide.
- Is one of only five actors/actresses to have both a number one single and an Oscar for best actor/actress. The others are 'Frank Sinatra' (Best Supporting Actor), 'Jamie Foxx' (qv), 'Cher (I)' (qv) and 'Bing Crosby' (qv).
- Was considered for the part of Dwan in _King Kong (1976)_ (qv).