Barbra Streisand

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Barbara Joan Streisand
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/24/1942, Taurus
  • Profession: Singer; actor; director; producer; songwriter
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Barbra Streisand 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.
  • Barbra Streisand Relationships:
  • Elliott Gould - Ex-husband
  • Josh Brolin - Stepson
  • Emanuel Streisand - Father
  • Louis Kind - Stepfather
  • Sheldon Jay Streisand - Brother
  • Jason Gould - Son
  • Molly Brolin - Stepdaughter
  • Diana Streisand Kind - Mother
  • James Brolin - Husband
  • Jess Brolin - Stepdaughter
  • Roslyn Kind - Half Sister
  • Barbra Streisand Awards:
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1964 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program - Nominee
  • 1973 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1976 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Winner
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Made for Television Movie - Nominee
  • 1991 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1984 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - 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
  • 1971 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1963 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1970 Tony: Special Award - Winner
  • 1996 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1964 Grammy: Best Vocal Performance, Female - Winner
  • 1977 BAFTA Film Awards: The Anthony Asquith Award - Nominee
  • 1962 Tony: Actress, Supporting or Featured (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1964 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1977 Grammy: Song of the Year - Winner
  • 1969 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
  • 1965 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Winner
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Variety or Music Program - 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
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1971 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1988 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Time Musical Star - Winner
  • 1980 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Theme/Song from a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1977 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actress - Winner
  • 1974 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music Special - Nominee
  • 1969 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 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
  • 1975 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Musical Performer - Winner
  • 1969 Emmy: Outstanding Variety or Musical Program - Nominee
  • 1975 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actress - Winner
  • 1984 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer - Winner
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1974 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
  • 1978 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actress - Winner
  • 1963 Grammy: Best Vocal Performance, Female - Winner
  • 1965 Grammy: Best Vocal Performance, Female - Winner
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 1980 Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 1970 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 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
  • 1968 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner

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