Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand
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Barbra Streisand
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Actress | Director | Producer | Screenwriter | Singer
Born Barbra Joan Streisand on April 24, 1942 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Barbra Streisand’s legendary four-decade career has spanned musical theater, pop music, television and film. She is one of the few performers to have received an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy.

It’s fair to say that Streisand has conquered almost everything that showbiz has thrown in her path. From her first big hit in “Funny Girl” — on Broadway and later in the 1968 film version, for which she won her first Oscar – Streisand has time and again proven her acting and musical durability.

After “Funny Girl,” Streisand starred in a string of popular hits including “Hello Dolly!” and “The Owl and the Pussycat.” In 1977, she won her second Oscar for co-writing the song “Evergreen” for the remake of “A Star Is Born.”

Streisand’s most notable movie roles are often variations of the actress herself. She has played free-spirited Jewish women who stand up to (or fall in love with) WASP men in movies like “What’s Up, Doc?,” opposite Ryan O’Neal, and “The Way We Were,” opposite Robert Redford.

Streisand has directed three feature films — “Yentl,” “The Prince of Tides” and “The Mirror Has Two Faces.” The films have received a combined total of fourteen Oscar nominations. In recent years, she has stayed away from movies but she returned to the big screen in 2004’s comedy “Meet the Fockers,” playing the hippie mother to Ben Stiller.

Streisand’s singing career has spawned numerous albums, concert tours and television appearances. She has received a total of 10 Grammy Awards during her career, including two for her first release, “The Barbra Streisand Album” in 1963. Streisand has 51 gold albums, 30 platinum and 18 multiplatinum albums. Her most famous singles include “People,” “The Way We Were” and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.”

Streisand married actor James Brolin in 1998. She has a son, Jason, from her previous marriage to Elliott Gould. Politically active for much of her career, Streisand has supported numerous Democratic politicians, including the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton, Al Gore and Barack Obama.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1968 Best Actress Funny Girl Win
    1973 Best Actress The Way We Were Nomination
    1976 Best Original Song "Evergreen" from A Star Is Born Win*
    1991 Best Picture The Prince of Tides Nomination*
    1996 Best Original Song "I Finally Found Someone" from The Mirror Has Two Faces Nomination*
    * A joint nomination shared with other people.

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