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Barbra Streisand Biography
Barbra Streisand born Barbara Joan Streisand, is an American actress, singer, director, writer, composer, producer, designer, author, photographer, and activist. She was born on April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York, to Diana and Emanuel Streisand.
Barbra Streisand Age
Streisand is 76 years old as of 2018. He was born on April 24, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York city.
Barbra Streisand Family
Barbra is a daughter of Diana born ‘Ida Rosen’ and Emmanuel Streisand. Her mother was a soprano singer in her youth and considered a career in music but later she became a school secretary. Her father was a high school teacher at the same school where he first met Barbra’s mother.
Barbra has an older brother, Sheldon, and a half-sister, singer Roslyn Kind, from her mother’s remarriage to Louis Kind in 1949. Roslyn is nine years younger than Streisand.
Barbra Streisand Husband
Barbra has been married twice. In 1963, she got married to Elliott Gould but their marriage ended in 1971. In 1969, she dated Canadian Prime Minister ‘Pierre Trudeau’. In 1974, she started a relationship with hairdresser/producer Jon Peters and Peters went on and became her manager and producer.
In the early 1990s, Barbra dated tennis champion ‘Andre Agassi. On July 1, 1998, she married her second husband American actor, producer and director James Brolin.
Barbra Streisand Children – Barbra Streisand Son
Barbra is a mother of one: her son with Elliott Gould by the name Jason Gould, who appeared as her on-screen son in The Prince of Tides.
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Barbra Streisand Career
Streisand began her education at the Jewish Orthodox Yeshiva of Brooklyn when she was five. She then entered Public School 89 in Brooklyn. She attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn in 1955 where she became an honor student in modern history, English, and Spanish. She also joined the Freshman Chorus and Choral Club, where she sang with another choir member and classmate, Neil Diamond.
During the summer of 1957 she got her first stage experience as a walk-on at the Playhouse in Malden Bridge, New York. That small part was followed by a role as the kid sister in Picnic and one as a vamp in Desk Set. When she was a senior, she rehearsed for a small part in Driftwood, a play staged in a midtown attic space. She graduated from Erasmus Hall in January 1959, and immediately set out trying to get roles on the New York City stage.
In 1960, she took a job as an usher at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater for The Sound of Music. In August 1960, auditioned Bon Soir nightclub. Besides the ‘Bon Soir nightclub’ she attended other several nightclub.
In 1961, Barbra appeared for the first time on television on ‘The Tonight Show’. Later in 1961, she was cast in Another Evening With Harry Stoones. She became a regular on PM East/PM West, a talk/variety series hosted by Mike Wallace and Joyce Davidson.
In May 1962, Streisand appeared on The Garry Moore Show where she sang “Happy Days Are Here Again” for the first time. Her sad, slow version of the 1930s upbeat Democratic Party theme song became her signature song during this early phase of her career. In 1963, her first album, ‘The Barbra Streisand Album’ made her top 10 on the billboard chart.
Barbra Streisand is the only artist ever to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts and Peabody Awards and France’s Légion d’Honneur as well as the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. In 2015, President Barack Obama presented her with the highest civilian honor the United States bestows, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
She won Oscars for both Best Actress (“Funny Girl”) and Best Original Song (for her composition of “Evergreen” which has since become a standard.) She also was nominated for Best Actress for “The Way We Were.” The three films she directed received 14 Oscar nominations. Her recordings have earned her ten Grammy Awards, including and Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement and Legend Awards.
She is now also the only recording artist or group to achieve number one albums in each of six consecutive decades. She has a total of eleven. Both of her last two studio albums, her 2016 Grammy-nominated album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway and her Grammy-nominated 2014 album Partners, entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 She holds the record for longest span of No. 1 albums in history: of over 52 years.
Barbra Streisand Tour
Streisand is not on tour in 2019. The following are her previous tours.
Barbra Streisand Latest Album
- Walls (2018)
Barbra Streisand Songs
Barbra has so many songs to her name. The following table contains just some of the songs. It is not comprehensive.
Barbra Streisand Net Worth
Barbra Streisand has an estimated net worth of $390 Million.