Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Age
72
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

2010 - 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

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Herself - Singer
4
Herself
1
[Complete List]



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:
  • Third most top 40 albums (45) {#1: 'Frank Sinatra' (qv)}.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Only Oscar recipient for both acting and songwriting.
  • Female artist with most albums sold in U.S.
  • Fifth top Billboard-charting artist {#1: 'Elvis Presley' (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).
  • Fourth most top 10 albums (26) {#1: 'Frank Sinatra' (qv)}.


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