Barbra Streisand

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  • Name: Barbra Streisand ( Barbra Streisand )
  • Date of birth: 24 April 1942.
  • Age: 74 years
  • Place of birth: Williamsburg, new York, USA
  • Height: 165
  • Activity: singer, actress, Director, producer
  • Marital status: married

    Barbra Streisand: a biography

    Barbra Streisand is an American actress and singer and the winner of two Oscars and many other awards: «Grammy», «Emmy» and «Golden globe». A great honor Streisand has achieved as a singer. At the moment, she has released 35 Studio albums, each of which for the year fell into the list of the best drives according to the authoritative editions of the music industry «Billboard». Moreover, Barbra Streisand is the only musician who topped the charts in every decade since the 60-ies.

    Was born the future star of the stage in the new York borough of Brooklyn, in the family of a teacher of grammar Emanuel Streisand’s Secretary and Diana Rosen. Unfortunately, the year his father died Barbara and step-father, Liuson Kindom, she had a bad relationship, because he often raised a hand on her. In the new family, the mother gave birth to second daughter, Roslyn kind, who also performs on stage.

    Barbra Streisand in childhood
    Barbra Streisand in childhood | Discogs

    The school Streisand appeared not so often as to spend more time in the local choir, who along with her attended another legendary American singer Neil diamond, as well as the future grandmaster of the world the level of Bobby Fischer. When grown up, Barbara told his mother that he intends to make a career as an actress, came in indignation, because they thought the daughter is ugly, but empty attempts to achieve something on the stage – a stupid waste of time.

    However, the girl did not give up. She participated in all vocal competitions and was one casting after another. Finally, after the victory in one of the mini-show Streisand took a job as a singer in a nightclub. Gain experience, Barbara has managed to get a role on Broadway in the short musical «I’ll get it for you wholesale», which eventually became the starting point of its success. The fact that a girl of unusual appearance was noticed by the writer Julie Stein and she wrote the plot of musical Comedy.


    Film debut for Barbra Streisand became funny Comedy «Funny girl,» which immediately earned her not only popularity worldwide but also the first prize at the ceremony «Oscar». Subsequent work was also musical and humorous — «Hello, Dolly!», «On a clear day you can see forever» and «the owl and the Pussycat». By the way, the last one was the first film in the history of America, in which the main character uses profanity from the lips of Barbara, the audience heard the word «fuck».

    Barbra Streisand in FLM
    Barbara Streisand in «Hello, Dolly!» | CBS News

    The second statuette «Oscar» Streisand got as a composer for the song «Evergreen», which she performed in the musical «a star is born». Prior to 1980, virtually all movies actress got into the top-10 highest-grossing films of the year. In 80-e years it has not only decided to act in films, but she began to act as a Director. Melodrama Yentl legendary Steven Spielberg called a masterpiece of cinema, a love story «the Prince of tides» was nominated for an Oscar in seven categories.

    After the romantic Comedy «the mirror has two faces,» Streisand’s long gone from the screens and returned only in 2004, starring with Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro in the family Comedy film «meet the Fockers». The latest project of the celebrated actress today is his Duo work with Seth Rogen in the Comedy «my mother’s Curse».


    In parallel with the film career flourished, and music of Barbra Streisand. Her debut Studio recording, «The Barbra Streisand Album» was a huge success and received two awards «Grammy». The first few albums the singer recorded in the style of Broadway, but in 1969 her repertoire begins to appear more and more pop songs.

    Such hits as «The Way We Were», «Evergreen», «No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)» and especially «Woman in Love», became classic hits and are still popular. One of the music critics said that the 60-70th years have passed under the sign of Barbra Streisand, the quality of music and vocal level eclipsed even Frank Sinatra.

    The singer has been announced several times on the termination of a vocal career, but after a short pause always restored performances and organized large-scale tour. A singer works in duets, notably the song «I Finally Found Someone» sung with Bryan Adams and «Tell Him», recorded in tandem with Celine Dion. Moreover, the latest album «Partners» and «Encore: Movie Sing Broadway Partners» entirely composed of duet songs.

    Personal life

    The first time Barbara Streisand was married in 1963, the American actor Elliott Gould. They have lived together for long, though, and gave birth to son Jason. Officially the divorce was finalized in 1971, but until then each of the spouses lived their lives. For example, the singer met with the Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau.

    Barbra Streisand with first husband Elliott Gould and son Jason
    Barbra Streisand with first husband Elliott Gould and son Jason | CBS News

    Later she had a relationship with producer Jon Peters, and during the 90-ies Barbara was in a romantic relationship with the famous tennis player Andre Agassi who is younger than her 28 years. The second official Streisand husband was the actor James Brolin, with whom they live together still.

    Barbra Streisand and her husband James Brolin
    Barbra Streisand and her husband James Brolin

    Barbara had two best friends: designer Donna Karan and actress and writer Shirley MacLaine. Interestingly, with the last of them Streisand’s birthday is the same, so the triumph they always do together and for many years never broke this tradition.


    • 1968 — Funny girl
    • 1969 — Hello, Dolly!
    • 1970 — on a clear day you can see forever
    • 1981 — All night long
    • 1983 — Yentl
    • 1987 — Crazy
    • 1991 — the Prince of tides
    • 1996 — the mirror has two faces
    • 2004 — meet the Fockers
    • 2012 — my mother’s Curse


    • 1963 — The Barbra Streisand Album
    • 1964 — People
    • 1974 — The Way We Were
    • 1980 — Guilty
    • 1985 — The Broadway Album
    • 1993 — Back to Broadway
    • 1997 — Higher Ground
    • 2009 — Love Is the Answer
    • 2014 — Partners
    • 2016 — Encore


    Barbra Streisand

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