Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

American singer and actress (born 1942)
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Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand (; born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, actress, and filmmaker. With a career spanning seven decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment and is one of the few entertainers who have been awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award (EGOT).

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Barbra Streisand was born on Friday, 24 April 1942 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States. Her full name at birth was Barbara Joan Streisand. She is best known as a singer. Streisand's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Barbra attended high school at Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, NY (1959). For university, she studied at Northeastern Illinois University In Chicago,Illinois. She is considered to be politically left leaning and is affiliated with the Democratic Party (USA). Her religion is listed as Jewish. She is 5' 3" (160 cm) tall and weighs 120 lbs (54 kg) with an average build. She has blue eyes and light brown hair (color). Her net worth is reported to be $400,000,000 US dollars. Barbra Streisand is 82 years old and her zodiac star sign is Taurus.

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Full name at birth
Barbara Joan Streisand
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Claim to fame
Broadway Version of Funny Girl
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Date of birth
24 April 1942
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Place of birth
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
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Singer, Actress, Producer, Director
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
5' 3" (160 cm)
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Weight
120 lbs (54 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Slightly crossed eyes
  • Nose
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Pets
Sammy (dog)
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Residence
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Net worth
$400,000,000 USD
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High school
Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, NY (1959)
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University
Northeastern Illinois University In Chicago,Illinois
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Talent agency
  • Martin Erlichman Associates Talent
  • United Talent Agency
  • William Morris Endeavor
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"A doctor who has grown a human heart from stem cells, but what she found was that only the female stem cells did the trick. They found their way to the right place, where as the male stem cells got lost! As most males are, they won't ask for directions"
  • Asked if she had any regrets looking back over her career, Barbra stated during an "Extra" interview (she was promoting The Guilt Trip (2012)) that she wished she had appeared in more films. She kiddingly said she gave Jane Fonda her award-winning career by turning down They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Klute (1971) and Julia (1977).
  • Is one of the only 12 people who are an EGOT--one who has at least one of all of the four major entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The other ones in chronological order are Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg. Barbra, however, won a Special Tony Award, not a competitive one, and Minnelli won a Special Grammy.
  • Columbia Pictures wanted to cast Shirley MacLaine as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (1968). However, Ray Stark, who produced the Broadway show and was Brice's son-in-law, insisted on Streisand repeating her Broadway role. Several co-stars later publicly blasted Streisand and director William Wyler for much of their scenes being cut in favor of focusing almost entirely on Streisand. Columbia was considering Frank Sinatra for the role of Nicky Arnstein, which she vetoed because she didn't like him. The final musical number, "My Man", was filmed "live" to both maximize Streisand's dramatic rendition and because she hated the lip-syncing process. At the time of the film's release, she was also a voting member of AMPAS.
  • Only person to achieve Billboard #1 albums in each of the past six decades. 1964 "People", 1974 "The Way We Were", 1976 "Greatest Hits Vol. 2", 1978 "A Star Is Born", 1980 "Guilty", 1985 "The Broadway Album", 1993 "Back To Broadway", 1997 "Higher Ground", 2009 "Love Is The Answer", 2014 "Partners".
  • Turned the role of Eva Peron in Evita (1996). She was the first choice of Ken Russell, who was the first director attached to the film.

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