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God's Gift of Music: Barbra Streisand


Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

Biography

"Widely recognized as an icon in multiple entertainment fields, Barbra Streisand has attained unprecedented achievements as a recording artist, actor, director, producer, screenwriter, author, songwriter and concert performer. Streisand has been awarded two Oscars, five Emmys, ten Grammys including the Legend Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award, a Tony Award, eleven Golden Globes including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, three Peabodys, and the Director’s Guild Award for her concert special — the only artist to receive honors in all of those areas. In addition, Streisand has also received the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Kennedy Center Honor. She also received the National Medal of Arts from President Clinton, the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama, and France’s Légion d’Honneur. She is the first woman to direct, produce, write, and star in a major motion picture, the first woman composer to receive an Academy Award, the only recording artist who has achieved #1 albums in six consecutive decades, and the first and only woman to receive a Golden Globe Award for Best Director. A woman of action, Streisand is a devoted philanthropist who works tirelessly to fight for what she believes in. She founded The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai and co-founded the Women’s Heart Alliance, helping to raise awareness and push for more research into women’s heart disease, the leading cause of death among women. Through the Streisand Foundation, which she established in 1986, she has fought for progressive ideas. She has been a leading environmental activist funding some of the earliest climate change research. She has long been a staunch supporter of racial equality, women’s rights, civil rights, and the very urgent need to protect voters’ rights.." from her website barbarastreisand.com


Barbra Streisand - People

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"Barbra Streisand's signature song, "People," with pictures from the film FUNNY GIRL." from video introduction


Barbra Streisand's Life in Photos

"Barbra Streisand is one of the most successful and accomplished people ever to work in show business, achieving unparalleled success in her field before she even turned 25 — and then going on to have decades more of record-smashing, trailblazing milestones in music, movies and theater. For her 80th birthday, look back at her legendary life and career



A star was born Barbara Joan Streisand (she'd later change the spelling) on April 24, 1942 to parents Diana and Emanuel Streisand in Brooklyn, New York. Tragedy struck when Emanuel died of a cerebral hemorrhage when she was just 15 months old; Diana moved Barbra and her brother Sheldon in with her parents to help raise her kids while she worked as a bookkeeper.." from the article: Barbra Streisand's Life in Photos



Original caption: ” In TV control booth Barbra watches tensely as a song in her new show [a special on CBS] is played back.”  Bill Eppridge The LIFE Picture Collection/Shutterstock
Original caption: ” In TV control booth Barbra watches tensely as a song in her new show [a special on CBS] is played back.” Bill Eppridge The LIFE Picture Collection/Shutterstock





Barbra Streisand & Robert Redford
Barbra Streisand & Robert Redford





Barbra Streisand - Zane Lowe ‘Release Me 2’ Interview

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"Barbra Streisand sits down with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe to talk about her album, "Release Me 2."from video introduction


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