Apr. 24th, 1942
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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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.
- Only artist to achieve Billboard #1 albums in four decades, the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s.
- (2001) Spoke out against the nomination of former Missouri Senator 'John Ashcroft (I)' (qv) for Attorney General.
- 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]).
- Turned down the role of call girl Bree Daniels in _Klute (1971)_ (qv), which won 'Jane Fonda' (qv) an Oscar.
- Stepmother of 'Josh Brolin' (qv)
- Received a Special Tony Award in 1970. Previously, she was nominated twice for a Tony: in 1962 as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "I Can Get It for You Wholesale," and in 1964 as Best Actress (Musical) for portraying 'Fanny Brice' (qv) in "Funny Girl," a signature role she recreated in her Oscar- winning performance in the film version of the same name, _Funny Girl (1968)_ (qv).
- First woman since the silent era to direct, produce, write and star in a feature film; she also sings (_Yentl (1983)_ (qv)).
- She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 2000 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.