Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Age
75
Birthday
Apr. 24th, 1942
Born in
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height
5' 5"

Barbra Streisand's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Keefe Brasselle Show TV Show
The Keefe Brasselle Show
The Mike Walsh Show (AU) TV Show
The Mike Walsh Show (AU)
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • Favorite color is white.
  • 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).
  • Fourth most number 1 albums (8) {#1: 'The Beatles' (qv)}.
  • 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".
  • While a struggling artist in the early 1960s, she lived at 1157 Third Avenue in Manhattan over Oscar's Salt of the Sea Restaurant. She shared the tiny $62- per-month apartment with 'Elliott Gould' (qv) who would later become her husband
  • Dated former Canadian Prime Minister 'Pierre Trudeau' (qv).
  • Godmother of 'Caleigh Peters' (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).


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