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Barbra Streisand

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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With a career spanning over six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment, and is among the few performers awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT).


Streisand began her career by performing in nightclubs and Broadway theaters in the early 1960s. Following her guest appearances on various television shows, she signed to Columbia Records, insisting that she retain full artistic control, and accepting lower pay in exchange, an arrangement that continued throughout her career, and released her debut The Barbra Streisand Album (1963), which won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Throughout her recording career, Streisand has topped the US Billboard 200 chart with 11 albums—a record for a woman—including People (1964), The Way We Were (1974), Guilty (1980), and The Broadway Album (1985). She also achieved five number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100—"The Way We Were", "Evergreen", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", and "Woman in Love".
Following her established recording success in the 1960s, Streisand ventured into film by the end of that decade. She starred in the critically acclaimed Funny Girl (1968), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Additional fame followed with films including the extravagant musical Hello, Dolly! (1969), the screwball comedy What's Up, Doc? (1972), and the romantic drama The Way We Were (1973). Streisand won a second Academy Award for writing the love theme from A Star Is Born (1976), the first woman to be honored as a composer. With the release of Yentl (1983), Streisand became the first woman to write, produce, direct, and star in a major studio film. The film won an Oscar for Best Score and a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Musical. Streisand also received the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, becoming the first (and for 37 years, the only) woman to win that award. Streisand later directed The Prince of Tides (1991) and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).
With sales exceeding 150 million records worldwide, Streisand is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the highest-certified female artist in the United States, with 68.5 million certified album units tying with Mariah Carey. Billboard ranked Streisand as the greatest female artist on the Billboard 200 chart and the top Adult Contemporary female artist of all time. Her accolades include two Academy Awards, 10 Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grammy Legend Award, five Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and nine Golden Globes.

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Barbra Streisand STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
London Production, 1966
Fanny Brice

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Fanny Brice

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Miss Marmelstein

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1961
Performer

Performer


Barbra Streisand Movies

Funny Girl
[ 1968 ] Fanny Brice
Hello, Dolly!
[ 1969 ] Dolly Levi
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
[ 1970 ] Daisy Gamble
The Owl and the Pussycat
[ 1970 ] Doris
Up the Sandbox
[ 1972 ] Margaret Reynolds
What's Up, Doc?
[ 1972 ] Judy Maxwell
The Way We Were
[ 1973 ] Katie Morosky
For Pete's Sake
[ 1974 ] Henry
Funny Lady
[ 1975 ] Fanny Brice
A Star Is Born
[ 1976 ] Esther Hoffman
The Main Event
[ 1979 ] Hillary Kramer
All Night Long
[ 1981 ] Cheryl Gibbons
Yentl
[ 1983 ] Yentl
Nuts
[ 1987 ] Claudia Draper
The Prince of Tides
[ 1991 ] Susan Lowenstein
The Mirror Has Two Faces
[ 1996 ] Rose Morgan
Meet the Fockers
[ 2004 ] Rozalin Focker
Little Fockers
[ 2010 ] Roz Focker
The Guilt Trip
[ 2012 ] Joyce Brewster

Barbra Streisand TV Shows

Miami Vice
Pedestrian
Barbra: The Concert
Timeless: Live in Concert
Streisand: Live in Concert
Modern Family
Barbra Streisand
Barbra: The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!

Barbra Streisand Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl

Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Barbra Streisand, I Can Get It for You Wholesale

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Barbra Streisand News


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Review: LOVE IS NEVER GONE Spotlights Marvin Hamlisch at Green Room 42

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Seth Rudetsky To Host 4th Annual Tony Awards Watch Party At The Triad NYC

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MEMORIES - A Tribute To Barbra Streisand Comes to 54 Below Starring Sharon Owens

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ME, MYSELF & BARBRA: The Music That Made Barbara, Barbra Comes to New Village Arts This Month

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MARVIN HAMLISCH: LOVE IS NEVER GONE Comes to The Green Room 42

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Interview: MSMT in 2024: Raring to Go & Bursting at the Seams

“The world is coming back online, and people are getting back to who they were before the pandemic,” declares MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark. “Ticket sales are as close as they have come to pre-pandemic levels, and there is an extraordinary buzz surrounding the upcoming 2024 season.” 
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Goodspeed to Present Talkback and Book Signing With Rupert Holmes

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Barbra Streisand FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Barbra Streisand been in?

Barbra Streisand has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Barbra Streisand been in?

Barbra Streisand has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Barbra Streisand's first West End show?

Barbra Streisand's first West End show was Funny Girl which opened in 1966

What awards has Barbra Streisand been nominated for?

Barbra Streisand has been nominated for the following awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Funny Girl and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for I Can Get It for You Wholesale.

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