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.
Glenn Weiss and Barbra Streisand - Celebrities attend 67th Annual DGA Awards - Press Room at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, DGA Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015
Zooey Deschanel, Barbra Streisand, Nicolas Cage... when common names become unique.
Keira Knightley has always baffled the world with her first name's unique spelling, but as it turns out, rather than it being creative license on the part of her parents, it was a simple spelling mistake that less than impressed her father.
Keira Knightley has done well despite the difficult start her name had
In an interview with Elle magazine, the 29-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star explained that she was supposed to be named after the Russian figure skater Kiera Ivanova but her mother got the spelling wrong when she went to register the birth. Apparently, this didn't go down too well with Mr Knightley.
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.
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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’.
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With her upcoming collaborative album, 'Partners' set for September 2014, Barbra Streisand has released a video explaining her work on the track 'Love Me Tender' featuring Elvis Presley.
Barbara Streisand - Sony Music has announced the upcoming release of Barbra Streisand's "Partners" album, to debut on September 15th 2014, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists. Ms. Streisand took to Instagram.com on August 11th to announce to the world the official release date for the album, which is her first ever use of Instagram to herald a new recording. The inspired new musical pairings on "Partners" include Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder and a breathtaking virtual duet with the King of Rock 'N' Roll, Elvis Presley. The new album is produced by 'Babyface' and Walter Afanasieff, with Ms. Streisand and Jay Landers as executive producers. "Partners" is comprised of 12 songs, many of which are regarded as Streisand classics. Among the songs included are "New York State Of Mind," with Billy Joel, "It Had To Be You," with Michael Bublé (which received its first global play on BBC Radio 2's The Ken Bruce Show on Wednesday 13th August) , "Come Rain Or Come Shine," with John Mayer, "Love Me Tender," with Elvis Presley, "The Way We Were," with Lionel Richie, "What Kind Of Fool," with John Legend, "People," with Stevie Wonder, "I Can Still See Your Face," with Andrea Bocelli, "Evergreen," with Babyface, and Ms. Streisand's first studio-recorded duet with her son Jason Gould, on "How Deep Is The Ocean." The UK version of the album has 5 additional bonus duets including the Streisand classic, "Guilty", with Barry Gibb. Throughout her career, Barbra Streisand has generously shared her microphone and spotlight to create some of the most magical duets in music history. Ms. Streisand has elevated the craft of pairing incomparable vocal styles with impeccable song choices, transforming the realm of the duet into the summit of collaborative - United States - Wednesday 27th August 2014