Fast Facts

  • Sang in her high-school choir with future duet partner Neil Diamond.
  • Dropped the second "a" from her first name in her early 20s, to make it more interesting. 
  • Won starring Broadway role as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl over such candidates as Anne Bancroft, Carol Burnett and Mary Martin.
  • Nominated for a 1964 Tony Award (for Funny Girl), losing to Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly!; five years later, starred in the Channing role in the movie version of Hello, Dolly!
  • Won 1968 Oscar for her movie debut in Funny Girl, tying with Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter, resulting in the first tie in the Best Actress category.
  • Has celebrated her April 24 birthday with Shirley MacLaine, who's eight years older, for many years.
  • With the chart-topping release of Love Is the Answer in 2009, became the first artist to have No. 1 albums in five different decades.
  • In 2010, contributed to the new recording of the 1985 charity single "We Are the World," which was used in its later incarnation to assist those impacted by a devastating Haiti earthquake.
  • Was named 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year, in honor of both her musical accomplishments and her charitable endeavors.

Awards

  • 2000, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 1975, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1974, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music Special: Nominee
  • 1976, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Winner
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1964, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program: Nominee
  • 1965, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment: Winner
  • 1970, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1970, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1971, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1969, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1976, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1971, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Winner
  • 1977, Grammy — Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1986, Grammy — Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1980, Grammy — Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 1969, Emmy — Outstanding Variety or Musical Program: Nominee
  • 1964, Grammy — Best Vocal Performance, Female: Winner
  • 1963, Grammy — Best Vocal Performance, Female: Winner
  • 1965, Grammy — Best Vocal Performance, Female: Winner
  • 1970, Tony — Special Award: Winner
  • 1963, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 1977, Grammy — Song of the Year: Winner
  • 1973, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1991, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1962, Tony — Actress, Supporting or Featured (Musical): Nominee
  • 1964, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 1968, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1977, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 1980, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Theme/Song from a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1978, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 1984, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 1988, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Time Musical Star: Winner
  • 1975, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Musical Performer: Winner
  • 1975, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 1969, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 1974, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 1977, BAFTA Film Awards — The Anthony Asquith Award: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1996, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Nominee
  • 1991, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee

Relationships

  • Elliott Gould — Ex-husband
  • Josh Brolin — Stepson
  • Emanuel Streisand — Father
  • Louis Kind — Stepfather
  • Sheldon Jay Streisand — Brother
  • Diana Streisand Kind — Mother
  • James Brolin — Husband
  • Jess Brolin — Stepdaughter
  • Roslyn Kind — Half Sister
  • Molly Brolin — Stepdaughter
  • Jason Gould — Son

Details

  • Birth Name: Barbara Joan Streisand
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Birthday: April 24, 1942, Taurus
  • Profession: Singer, Actor, Director, Producer, Songwriter
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