Barbra Streisand is a very successful singer and actress. She has recorded 57 albums and sold over 68 million records, which is the most records sold for a female singer. She has won may different awards. She has also been in 16 movies, and she directed three of them. She controls a lot of her creative projects, sings multiple types of music, and didn't change her appearance or personality to fit in with the way everyone else was.
Barbra Streisand was born on April 24, 1942 in Brooklyn New York. Her father died before she was two, causing her family to not have much money. When she was 14, she decided that she wanted to be an actress, even though her mother didn't want her to. After she graduated high school with honors, she sang in clubs in New York City. In 1961 she won a talent contest at a club and then got a regular singing job at another club. Soon after that, she got a part in a Broadway musical called I Can Get it For You Wholesale, which ran for 9 months. In 1963, she got a recording contract with Columbia Records and released her first album, The Barbra Streisand Album. Her next two albums were The Second Barbra Streisand Album and The Third Barbra Streisand Album. In 1964 she played Fanny Brice in the musical Funny Girl, and the movie version made in 1968 was her first film. Starting in the 70s, she didn't perform live because of stage fright and wanting more privacy, but continued to act in movies and record music. In 1971 her fist hit pop song, Stoney End, was released. In 1973 she starred in the movie The Way We Were, which was also the name of a song that she sang for the movie. In 1976 she won an Academy Award for the song Evergreen from the movie A Star is Born, which she also was in . In 1978 she released The Main Event, a disco song. She wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the movie Yentl, which was released in 1983. She also directed and acted in Prince of Tides in 1988 and The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996. In 1994 she returned to live performing with a concert. She performed benefit concerts for the Democratic party, and has also supported multiple other causes. Recently she has released more albums, been in movies, and gone on a tour.
Some of My favorite Songs
Don't Rain on My Parade (from Funny Girl)
Where is it Written (from Yentl)
The Way We Were