Barbra Streisand In-depth Biography
Barbara Streisand (real name Barbara Joan Streisand) was born was born 24th April 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, and is of Jewish descent.
An all-round entertainer, famous for her acting, singing, directing, writing, composing, producing, designing, authoring, photography and activism; Barbra Streisand’s career has spanned over 50 years.
Multi-talented in every way, Barbra Streisand has earned numerous awards over her illustrious career including over 50 music awards and been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame three times. For her film work, Barbra Streisand has achieved over eight awards and appeared on Broadway several times.
Barbra Streisand recorded all albums through Columbia Records and had success with "The Way We Were" (US No. 1), "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" (US No. 1), "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (1979, with Donna Summer), (US No. 1) and "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" (with Neil Diamond) (US No. 1).
In the early days she signed a 10 year contract with CBS where she excelled in her performance for “My Name Is Barbra” and earned considerable recognition in “Color me Barbra”.
During the 2000s Barbra Streisand led the way with her talks and fund-raising for important issues such as AIDS, and spent most of her life raising money and using her earnings to help others.
After years of success in the film industry, Barbra Streisand embarked on a 20 concert, 16 city tour in 2006, and made nearly $1 billion dollars for The Streisand Foundation which aimed to help in three areas: environment, women’s health problems and education.
In 2012, Barbra Streisand went on her Barbra Live Tour where she performed for the first time in her hometown of Brooklyn, and gave a special tribute to her friends and fellow music colleagues Donna Summer and Marvin Hamlisch who had died earlier in the year.