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BARBRA STREISAND

BIOGRAPHY
 
Barbra Streisand

An American two time Academy Award winning singer, film and theatre actress.

She has also achieved some note as a composer, political activist, film producer and director.

She has won Oscars for Best Actress and Best Original Song as well as multiple Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, and Golden Globe Awards.

One could say that Barbra Streisand is the perfect singer and when
saying this it certainly puts one out on a limb, but the truth is the talent is there and no one can deny that.

If a musician was asked give me ten top female singers and nine times out of ten Barbra Streisand’s name would be heard.

She is considered one of the most commercially and critically successful female entertainers in modern entertainment history and one of the best selling solo recording artists in the US, with RIAA-certified shipments of over 71 million albums.

In July 1963, Streisand first performed with Liberace at the Riviera (hotel and casino) in Las Vegas.

Streisand is a member of the short list of entertainers with the distinction of having won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award.

In 1962 Streisand first appeared on Broadway, in the small but star-making role of Miss Marmelstein in the musical I Can Get It for You Wholesale. She also signed her first recording contract that year with Columbia Records.

Her first album, The Barbra Streisand Album, won two Grammy Awards in 1963. Her recording success continued, and at one time Streisand's first three albums appeared simultaneously on Billboard's pop albums Top Ten - an unusual feat.

Streisand has recorded more than 60 albums, almost all with the Columbia Records label.

Tied with Katherine Hepburn in 1968 winning an Academy Award for
Best Actress.

Streisand shares a birthday with Shirley MacLaine, and they celebrate together every year.

Films Include

Barbra Streisand - Guilty Pleasures (2005)
Barbra Streisand - The Television Specials (2005)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Listen Up (1990)
Directed by William Wyler (1988)
Nuts (1987)
Yentl (1983)
All Night Long (1981)
The Main Event (1979)
A Star Is Born (1976)
Funny Lady (1975)
For Pete's Sake (1974)
The Way We Were (1973)
Up the Sandbox (1972)
What's Up Doc? (1972)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Funny Girl (1968)

YENTL - 1983, Barbra Streisand produced, co wrote, directed and starred in the film and it seemed all critics had it in for Streisand when doing her best or was just was'nt good enough. One must consider that all in all this was one of her greatest films.

One feels the film was a little overlooked.

Married at one time to actor Elliot Gould, also to actor ’James Brolin’.

Noted Albums

THE BARBRA STREISAND ALBUM - 1963
THE SECOND THE BARBRA STREISAND ALBUM - 1963
THE THIRD ALBUM - 1964
FUNNY GIRL - 1964(Broadway Version)
PEOPLE - 1964
MY NAME IS BARBRA - 1965
MY NAME IS BARBRA, TWO - 1965
COLOR ME BARBRA - 1966
JE M’APPELLE BARBRA - 1966
SIMPLY STREISAND - 1967
FUNNY GIRL - 1968(Screen Version)
A HAPPENING IN CENTRAL PARK - 1968
WHAT ABOUT TODAY - 1969
GREATEST HIT’S - 1970
STONY END - 1971
BARBRA JOAN STREISAND - 1971
LIVE CONCERT AT THE FORUM - 1972
THE WAY WE WERE - 1974
BUTTERFLY - 1975
FUNNY LADY - 1975
LAZY AFTERNOON - 1975
A STAR IS BORN - 1976 (With Kris Kristofferson)
SUPER STREISAND - 1977
SONGBIRD - 1978
GREATEST HITS VOLUME 2 - 1978
THE MAIN EVENT - 1979
WET - 1979
GUILTY - 1979 (With Barry Gibb)
MEMORIES - 1981
YENTL - 1983
EMOTION - 1984
THE BROADWAY ALBUM - 1985
ONE VOICE - 1987
TILL I LOVED YOU - 1988
A COLLECTION - 1989

All information may be obtained at the web address above.

With thanks.

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