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Barbra Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand 24.04.42)
Barbra Streisand is an American singer/songwriter, actress and author and one of only a few people who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.
Net Worth: In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth stated that Barbra Streisand had a net worth of 340 million USD.
Childhood: Streisand was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Diana and Emanuel Streisand. She studied at the Jewish Orthodox Yeshiva of Brooklyn, before later attending Erasmus Hall High School. At the age of thirteen, she recorded 'Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart' and 'You'll Never Know' at Nola Recording Studios as her first recorded demos. In her teens, she became a nightclub singer, with a performance at 'The Lion' - a gay club in Greenwich - in 1960. At this time, she changed her name from Barbara to Barbra.
Career: In 1962, Streisand made her Broadway debut in the show, 'I Can Get It For You Wholesale', earning a Tony Award nomination for the performance. The same year, she signed a record deal with Columbia Records and released 'The Barbra Streisand Album' in 1963. She was given her own television show in 1965, entitled 'My Name is Barbra'. She made she screen debut with a reprisal of her 1966 Broadway role in the film 'Funny Girl' in 1968. The role won Streisand the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actress. Streisand went on to film 'Hello, Dolly!' in 1969, 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever' and 'The Owl and the Pussycat', both released in 1970. In 1972, Streisand founded her own production company, Barwood Films, and stared in its first production, 'Up The Sandbox'. In 1978, her collaborative song with Neil Diamond, 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers', reached the number one spot on Billboard's Hot 100. In 1980, Streisand released her highest selling album, 'Guilty', her twenty second studio album which was released with the help of Barry Gibb from the Bee Gees. The album contained another number one hit, 'Woman in Love'. In 1983, Streisand made her directorial debut with the film adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story, 'Yentl, The Yeshiva Boy'. In 1992, Streisand became the first woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Director for the film The Prince of Tides. Following the release of 1996's 'The Mirror Has Two Faces', Streisand took an eight year hiatus from acting. She returned in 2004 to appear in the sequel to 'Meet The Parents', entitled, 'Meet The Fockers' and she reprised the role in 2010 for the third film in the series. In 2012, she stared in 'The Guilt Trip' (originally titled 'My Mother's Curse') alongside Seth Rogan. In 2014, she released her thirty fourth studio album, 'Partners', which consisted of duets with famous singers throughout, including Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, and Elvis Presley.
Personal Life: In 1963, Streisand married Elliot Gould, and they had a son in 1966. The couple divorced in 1971, and Streisand married James Brolin (father of Josh Brolin) in 1998.
She has two clones from her 14-year-old Coton du Tulear Samantha.
It's not unusual for dog owners to stick with one breed of dog even after their pooch passes away, but Barbra Streisand wanted an exact copy when her Coton du Tulear Samantha died last year. Thus, she decided to have her cloned - twice! Although neither of them have the same personality.
Barbra Streisand at Tribeca Film Festival
The 75-year-old star of 'The Guilt Trip' was left devastated when her 14-year-old pet died in 2017, but from cells taken from Samantha's mouth and stomach when she was still alive, breeders managed to deliver two clones named Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett who now keep her company at her Malibu home.
Continue reading: Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog After Its Death
‘Glory’ has been beaten to the top spot by Streisand’s 'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway'.
Barbra Streisand is at number one on the UK album chart this week with her 35th studio album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. The veteran singing star managed to keep Britney Spears’ comeback album Glory off the top spot, while scoring her seventh number one album in the UK.
Barbra Streisand has scored her seventh UK number one album with Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway
Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway features Streisand duetting with Hollywood stars on classic Broadway tracks. Guests include Melissa McCarthy, Alec Baldwin, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx and Hugh Jackman.
Kathy Griffin is bringing her unique comedy styling to 80 cities across the US with her upcoming #LIKEABOSS tour.
Kathy Griffin has announced her upcoming comedy tour. The 54-year-old’s #LIKEABOSS tour will reportedly centre on her reaction to recent revelations from the world of popular culture. Those who are at risk of being lampooned by Griffin’s unique brand of humour are, as the comedian announced on her website, Caitlyn Jenner, Barbra Streisand and the Duggar family.
Kathy Griffin's #LIKEABOSS tour will take the comedian to 80 cities.
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Barbra Streisand's memoir will be released in 2017, it was announced by her publisher on Wednesday (20th May).
Barbra Streisand is writing a memoir and one which promises to set the record straight about her fascinating life and career. The multi-talented New Yorker has signed a deal with Viking, an arm of the publishing giant Penguin. The news was announced by Viking on Wednesday (20th May).
Barbra Streisand is writing her memoirs.
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Steve Martin has been awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award which he will receive in a special ceremony in June 2015.
Steve Martin will receive the "highest honour in film", the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. The AFI announced the news on their website on Friday (3rd October).
Steve Martin has been awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award.
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Barbra Streisand has set a new world record with the release of her latest album.
It's not easy to be a pioneer in music nowadays, but Barbra Streisand seems to have managed it with the release of her thirty-sixth album 'Partners'. The record has debuted at the top spot on the US Billboard Chart, making Streisand the first singer to have a number one album in six consecutive decades.
Streisand (72) is continuing to break records in the music world
Her first album to reach the top spot was 'People' back in 1964, and she has gone on to have a further nine reach number one in the US, including her latest one. With her ten number one albums, she is now tied for fourth place with the most number one albums alongside Elvis Presley. Ahead of her are The Beatles (19), Michael Jackson (13) and Bruce Springsteen (11), but Streisand is still the most successful female artist. She has also scored six number ones in the UK album chart and thirteen in other countries. She has also achieved five number one singles, her last being 'Woman in Love' which was released in 1980.
Continue reading: Barbra Streisand Makes Chart History With New Album
The 72 year-old singer opens up about "virtually" singing along with Elvis Presley on his hit ballad 'Love Me Tender,' which features on her 34th studio album.
Legendary entertainer Barbra Streisand is back on the music scene with a brand her album, her 34th to be exact, and only features duets with some of the most celebrated singers ever. 'Partners,' out on Wednesday (Sept 17th), is compiled of songs with the likes of Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Lionel Richie, and a very intriguing 'virtual' duet with Elvis Presley.
Streisand's 34th studio album 'Partners' comes out on September 17th
Streisand recently sat down with Extra and recalled meeting the original king of rock 'n' roll for the very first time. "It was 1969 in Las Vegas. I think it was called the International Hotel, yep, and Elvis came. It was my opening night, but I was very nervous meeting him. I remember sitting there polishing my nails while he was talking to me. Can you imagine? When I think of it now, I think, 'How could you have been so stupid?'" she said.
She sang a number of songs from her new album with the help of the show's presenter Jimmy Fallon.
Ahead of the release of her 34th studio album Partners, singing legend Barbra Streisand was Jimmy Fallon’s guest on Monday evening’s ‘The Tonight Show’. The entire programme was given over to Streisand as Fallon got the opportunity to duet with her on a number of tracks that appear on the new record.
Barbra Streisand made an ultra-rare chat show appearance to promote Partners, a new album of duets, out Sept 16
Fallon quickly dispensed with his customary monologue at the start of the show, acknowledging that they were a “hot crowd” and finishing off by saying “I know you’re not here for me, you’re here for Barbra”. He then accompanied Streisand on a medley of three tracks from the new album, dressing up as Elvis for ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘The Voice’ judge Blake Shelton for ‘I’d Want It To Be You’ and Michael Bublé for ‘It Had To Be You’.
Continue reading: Barbra Streisand Makes Special Appearance On 'The Tonight Show'
George Clooney has responded, in a public statement, to Steve Wynn's claims that he is "molly coddled" and the casino mogul's denial that he called President Obama an "a******".
George Clooney has responded to Steve Wynn's claims he is "molly coddled".
Clooney and Wynn allegedly had a disagreement last month in Las Vegas after Wynn allegedly called President Barack Obama an "a******". The incident allegedly occurred on April 23rd when Clooney attended a group dinner along with Wynn.
Continue reading: Read George Clooney's Take On His War Of Words With Steve Wynn
The pop princess isn't alone in threatening to call time on their music career by a long shot
Britney Spears starred in her own fly-on-the-wall documentary I Am Britney Jean for E! over the weekend, in a feature-length outing that allowed fans to see the singer as she prepares for her upcoming residency in Las Vegas. The documentary gave us some revealing tidbits into her set and showed what life as a famous working mother was like, as well as uncovering some of Britney's plans for the future.
Britney Jean might be Brit's last album
While her immediate plans for the future involve her singing at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the next two years, after that Britney reckons that she might be finished with the showbiz industry. The mum-of-two wants to be able to spend more time with her kinds and return to a simpler life, like the one she had in her native Louisiana .
Continue reading: Britney Spears Becomes The Latest Star To Threaten Retirement
Date of birth
24th April, 1942
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