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Also Known As: Barbara Joan Streisand Died:
Born: April 24, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: singer, producer, director, actor, composer, songwriter, usherette, switchboard operator

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An iconic entertainer with over 70 million albums sold and Grammy, Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards for acting and directing, Barbra Streisand's popularity and creative output spanned over four decades. The New York cabaret singer first hit big as a pop singer and Broadway star in the 1960s. By the 1970s, she was the No. 1 female box office draw with a succession of gold albums that symbolized a new potential success for women in the feminism era. On film, Streisand won over audiences as fast-talking, quick-witted dames in "Funny Girl" (1968) and "What's Up Doc?" (1974), prior to maturing into an acclaimed film producer and director of "The Prince of Tides" (1991) and other stories of personal growth, like "Yentl" (1983). Streisand's musical output evolved from its theater roots to contemporary songwriters and she charted No. 1 albums in every decade, from The Way We Were in 1973 to Love is the Answer in 2009. Due to a crippling phobia of signing live, she virtually disappeared from stage performing for 25 years, but remained in the public eye with her film career and status as an active philanthropist in liberal political and social causes, even as unflattering tales of megalomaniac...

An iconic entertainer with over 70 million albums sold and Grammy, Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards for acting and directing, Barbra Streisand's popularity and creative output spanned over four decades. The New York cabaret singer first hit big as a pop singer and Broadway star in the 1960s. By the 1970s, she was the No. 1 female box office draw with a succession of gold albums that symbolized a new potential success for women in the feminism era. On film, Streisand won over audiences as fast-talking, quick-witted dames in "Funny Girl" (1968) and "What's Up Doc?" (1974), prior to maturing into an acclaimed film producer and director of "The Prince of Tides" (1991) and other stories of personal growth, like "Yentl" (1983). Streisand's musical output evolved from its theater roots to contemporary songwriters and she charted No. 1 albums in every decade, from The Way We Were in 1973 to Love is the Answer in 2009. Due to a crippling phobia of signing live, she virtually disappeared from stage performing for 25 years, but remained in the public eye with her film career and status as an active philanthropist in liberal political and social causes, even as unflattering tales of megalomaniac tendencies persisted in show business circles. Streisand shrugged off detractors by noting that healthy ambition in men was often perceived as an unattractive pushiness in women, and ultimately, Streisand reigned supreme for her artistic legacy and overall cultural impact in the latter twentieth century.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
2.
  The Prince Of Tides (1991) Director
3.
  Yentl (1983) Director
4.
  Barbra Streisand -- Timeless (2001) Director; Stage Director
5.
  Barbra: The Concert (1994) Creator

CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Guilt Trip, The (2012)
3.
 Little Fockers (2010)
4.
 Meet the Fockers (2004) Roz Focker
5.
 Mirror Has Two Faces, The (1996) Rose Morgan
8.
 The Prince Of Tides (1991) Susan Lowenstein
9.
 Listen Up (1990) Herself
10.
 Nuts (1987) Claudia Draper
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Milestones close milestones

1960:
Stage acting debut, "The Insect Comedy"
1960:
Achieved success as a singer at The Lion, a popular gay nightclub in Manhattan's Greenwich Village
1961:
First television appearance, "The Tonight Show" (NBC) with host Jack Paar
1961:
Made off-Broadway debut in the revue "Another Evening with Harry Stoones"
1962:
Made Broadway debut as the secretary Miss Marmelstein in "I Can Get It For You Wholesale"; received a Tony nomination
1962:
Put under contract by Columbia Records in October
1963:
Released first solo album <i>The Barbra Streisand Album</i>
1964:
Breakthrough stage role, played Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl"; received second Tony nomination
1966:
Made London stage debut reprising her Broadway success in "Funny Girl"
1968:
Made film debut in director William Wyler's adaptation of "Funny Girl"
1969:
Starred in the overblown film version of "Hello, Dolly!" directed by Gene Kelly
1972:
Formed Barwood Films; first Barwood-produced film, "Up the Sandbox"
1972:
Delivered a fine comic turn in "What's Up, Doc?"; first screen teaming with Ryan O'Neal
1973:
Appeared opposite Robert Redford in "The Way We Were"; also sang the theme song; earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination
1974:
Reprised role of Fanny Brice in the sequel "Funny Lady"
1976:
First film as executive producer, "A Star Is Born"; also starred and composed some of the songs
1979:
Produced first film "The Main Event"; re-teamed on screen with Ryan O'Neal
1983:
Made feature directorial and screenwriting (co-writer) debut with "Yentl"; also produced and played the title role of a woman who poses as a boy to study the Talmud
1985:
Returned to theatrical roots with <i>The Broadway Album</i>
1987:
Starred as an upper-class woman forced into prostitution and accused of murdering one of her clients in "Nuts"; also served as producer and composer
1991:
Directed Oscar-nominated Best Picture "The Prince of Tides"; also starred and served as a producer
1993:
Released second recording of theater music <i>Back to Broadway</i>
1993:
Received reported $12 million for two concerts in Las Vegas, NV
1994:
Headlined landmark multi-city concert tour; concerts were taped and aired first on HBO and in a slightly revised form on CBS
1995:
Executive produced Emmy-winning TV movie "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story" (NBC)
1996:
Directed third film "The Mirror Has Two Faces"; also starred, produced, and contributed to the score
1999:
Headlined a "farewell" concert tour with concerts in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve 1999 and New Year's Day 2000; aired on Fox in 2001 as "Barbra Streisand ¿ Timeless"
2000:
Executive produced Showtime original movie "Frankie and Hazel"
2000:
Executive produced a series of PBS specials that aired under the umbrella title "The Living Century"
2001:
Served as executive producer of Lifetime lesbian-themed movie "What Makes a Family"
2001:
Executive produced Showtime original movie "Varian's War"
2003:
Received Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for <i>The Movie Album</i>
2004:
Teamed with Dustin Hoffman to play Ben Stiller's parents in "Meet the Fockers"
2010:
Reprised role of Ben Stiller's mother Roz Focker in "Little Fockers"
2012:
Compiled previously unreleased tracks into the album <i>Release Me</i>
2012:
Co-starred with Seth Rogen as a mother-and-son duo driving cross-country in "The Guilt Trip"; also executive produced
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Education

Erasmus Hall High School: Brooklyn , New York - 1959

Notes

In 1997, with the success of "Higher Ground", she became the top female singer with the most multi-platinum albums.

Received the National Medal of Arts from US President Bill Clinton (2000).

"Barbra Streisand is a Marie Antoinette, because she's unaware of the facts of common existence. It's the danger of believing you're larger than life. Nobody is bigger than life." --ex-husband Elliot Gould to The Daily Telegraph, March 1999.

"I am a nice person. I care about my driver having lunch, you know."-Streisand Movieline November 2002

Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
Elliot Gould. Actor. Married on March 21, 1963; divorced in 1971.
companion:
Ryan O'Neal. Actor. Co-starred together in "What's Up, Doc?" and "The Main Event".
companion:
Jon Peters. Producer, executive. Former hairdresser; formerly married to Lesley Ann Warner.
companion:
Don Johnson. Actor, singer. No longer together.
companion:
James Newton Howard. Composer. Scored "Prince of the Tides"; separated 1991.
companion:
Liam Neeson. Actor. Dated briefly.
companion:
Richard Baskin. No longer together.
husband:
James Brolin. Actor. Met at a dinner party on July 1, 1996; announced engagement in May 1997; married at her Malibu home on July 1, 1998.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Emanuel Streisand. English teacher. Died on August 4, 1943 when Streisand was 15 months old.
mother:
Diana Streisand. School clerk.
step-father:
Louis Kind. Married Diana Streisand on December 23, 1951; left family in 1956.
brother:
Sheldon Jay Streisand. Born in 1935.
half-sister:
Rosalind Kind. Singer. Born on January 9, 1952; married to Randy Stone for two years.
son:
Jason Emmanuel Gould. Actor; filmmaker. Born on December 29, 1966; played Streisand's son in "The Prince of Tides" (1991).
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Barbra: The First Decade--The Films and Career of Barbra Streisand" Lyle Stuart
"Streisand: The Woman and the Legend" Pocket Books
"Barbra Streisand: The Woman, the Myth, the Music" Delacorte
"Barbra: The Second Decade--The Films and Career of Barbra Streisand" Lyle Stuart
"Streisand: Her Life" Crown
"Streisand" Little, Brown
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