Barbra Streisand is an American singer-songwriter, author, actress, writer, film producer,
She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy,
a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors award,
a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.
According to the RIAA, Streisand holds the record for the most top ten albums of any female recording
artist - a total of 32 since 1963.
She is one of the best selling female artists of all time, with more than 71.5 million
albums in the United States and 145 million records sold worldwide.
Barbra Joan Streisand
April 24, 1942 ( age
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, New York (graduated in 1959)
James Brolin (m. 1998)
Elliott Gould (m. 1963-1971)
Emanuel Streisand (English teacher; died on August 4th, 1943)
Diana Streisand Kind (née Ida Rosen; school clerk; died on March 30th, 2002)
Sheldon Jay (born in 1935)
Rosalind Kind (singer; born on January 9th, 1952)
Louis Kind (married on December 23rd, 1951)
Jason Emmanuel Gould (actor; born on December 29th, 1966; father: Elliot Gould)
Broadway, jazz, traditional pop, adult contemporary
Singer-songwriter, author, actress, film producer, director
Original claim to fame
as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (1968)
Barbra Streisand Quotes
In defense of stars against the war with Iraq: "I find it tragic that the (American President George W.) Bush administration's attempts at diplomacy failed so miserably and have led us to the point of starting a war that might have been avoided. How dare the media call people who speak out against the war unpatriotic. Exercising freedom of speech is an extremely patriotic act. I have been arguing that point for years now that artists have just as much of a right to speak out as every other citizen. In 1995, I gave a speech at Harvard called 'The Artist as Citizen.' I made the point then and many times since that artists are citizens first and artists second. We have opinions and ideas, just like anybody else. The difference is that we are given more visibility from which to speak - so we have to be informed and we have to be responsible, but it doesn't mean we have to be quiet."
Responding America media sources which slammed her a traitor after she made outspoken anti-George W. Bush and anti-war statements: "I, for one, am a patriotic American who loves this country. Saddam Hussein is a horrific dictator who should disarm. . . But I do not think war is the answer right now. It used to be in politics that there was a certain amount of class and eloquence, even though there were strong disagreements over deeply important questions. But, as usual, the Republicans have resorted to name-calling and mean-spiritedness."
"I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven."
"Oh God, don't envy me, I have my own pains."
"The audience is the barometer of the truth."
Barbra Streisand Awards
American Film Institute: Life Achievement Award (2001)
Emmy Awards: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, Timeless: Live in Concert (2001)
Golden Globe Awards: Cecil B. DeMille Award (2000)
ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards: Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures, THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES (1998)
Emmy Awards: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, BARBRA STREISAND: THE CONCERT (1995)
Emmy Awards: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert (1995)
Women in Film Crystal Awards: Dorothy Arzner Special Recognition (1992)
ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards: Most Performed Feature Film Standards, A STAR IS BORN (1988)
Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture, YENTL (1984)
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Special Silver Ribbon - best new director of a foreign film, YENTL (1984)
Women in Film Crystal Awards: Crystal Award (1984)
Golden Globe Awards: World Film Favorite - Female (1978)
People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actress (1978)
Academy Awards: Best Music, Original Song, A STAR IS BORN (1977)
Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy, A STAR IS BORN (1977)
Golden Globe Awards: Best Original Song - Motion Picture, A STAR IS BORN (1977)
People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actress (1977)
Golden Globe Awards: World Film Favorite - Female (1975)
People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actress (1975)
David di Donatello Awards: David - Best Foreign Actress, THE WAY WE WERE (1974)
Golden Globe Awards: World Film Favorite - Female (1971)
Golden Globe Awards: World Film Favorite - Female (1970)
Laurel Awards: Golden Laurel - Female Comedy Performance, FUNNY GIRL (1970)
Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role, FUNNY GIRL (1969)
David di Donatello Awards: David - Best Foreign Actress, FUNNY GIRL (1969)
Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy, FUNNY GIRL (1969)
Golden Apple Awards: Golden Apple - Female Star of the Year (1968)
Emmy Awards: Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Actors and Performers, MY NAME IS BARBRA (1965)