Apr. 24th, 1942
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Barbra Streisand's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2012 - The Guilt Trip
2012 - Paul Williams Still Alive
2010 - Little Fockers
2007 - Heckler
2004 - Meet the Fockers
1996 - The Mirror Has Two Faces
1991 - The Prince of Tides
1987 - Nuts
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 - What's Up, Doc?
1972 - Up the Sandbox
1970 - On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
1970 - The Owl and the Pussycat
1969 - Hello, Dolly!
1968 - Funny Girl
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Singer
Herself - Guest
Herself - Guest
Barbra Streisand (Voiced)
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.
- 'Mary Martin (I)' (qv), 'Anne Bancroft (I)' (qv) and 'Carol Burnett' (qv) were all considered for the Broadway role of 'Fanny Brice' (qv) before Barbra nabbed it. Singer 'Eydie Gormé' (qv) was also considered but balked when they would not cast husband 'Steve Lawrence (I)' (qv) as Nicky Arnstein.
- Artist with longest career between top-20 hits on the Billboard pop music charts (32 years, 7 months between "People" [debuted 4 April 1964] and "I Finally Found Someone" [debuted 23 November 1996]).
- Born at 5:08 AM EST
- Sister of 'Roslyn Kind' (qv).
- Columbia wanted to cast 'Shirley MacLaine' (qv) as 'Fanny Brice' (qv) in _Funny Girl (1968)_ (qv). However 'Ray Stark' (qv), who produced the Broadway show and was Brice's son-in-law, insisted on Streisand repeating her Broadway role. Several co-stars later publicly blasted Streisand and director 'William Wyler' (qv) for much of their scenes being cut in favor of focusing almost entirely on Streisand. Columbia were considering 'Frank Sinatra' (qv) for the role of Nicky Arnstein, which she vetoed as she didn't like him. The final musical number, "My Man", was filmed "live" both to maximize Streisand's dramatic rendition and because she hated the lip-syncing process. At the time of the film's release, she was also a voting member of AMPAS. When she found she was nominated, she, like any member nominated, voted for herself. If she hadn't, she wouldn't have tied with 'Katharine Hepburn' (qv) for the year's Best Actress Oscar.
- She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 2000 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
- First woman since the silent era to direct, produce, write and star in a feature film; she also sings (_Yentl (1983)_ (qv)).
- In a controversial decision, she was allowed to become a voting member of the Academy prior to her first film, _Funny Girl (1968)_ (qv), even being released and won the Oscar in a tie with 'Katharine Hepburn' (qv) in _The Lion in Winter (1968)_ (qv) a few months later. Presumably she voted for herself, so if she hadn't been allowed to join early, she wouldn't have won.