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Barbra Streisand is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Music Supervisor American born on 24 april 1942 at Brooklyn (USA)

Barbra Streisand

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Birth name Barbara Joan Streisand
Nationality USA
Birth 24 april 1942 (79 years) at Brooklyn (USA)
Awards Officier de la Légion d'honneur, Academy Award for Best Actress, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Daytime Emmy Award, National Medal of Arts

Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, director, and filmmaker. During a career spanning six decades, she has become an icon in multiple fields of entertainment, winning numerous awards, which has earned her recognition as Mother of All Contemporary Pop Divas or Queen of The Divas. She has been recognized with two Academy Awards, ten Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grammy Legend Award, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors prize, four Peabody Awards, and eleven Golden Globes. She is among a select group of entertainers who have been honored with all the major industry prizes.

Streisand is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with more than 72.5 million albums in the United States and with a total of 245 million records sold worldwide, making her the best-selling female artist among the top-selling artists recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America. (The only female in the top ten, and the only artist outside of the rock 'n' roll genre.)

After beginning a successful recording career in the 1960s, Streisand ventured into film by the end of the decade. She starred in the critically acclaimed Funny Girl, for which she won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Her other films include The Owl and the Pussycat, The Way We Were, and A Star Is Born, for which she received her second Academy Award, composing music for the love theme "Evergreen", the first woman to be honored as a composer. With the release of Yentl in 1983, Streisand became the first woman to write, produce, direct, and star in a major studio film. The film won an Oscar for Best Score and Best Motion Picture Musical; Streisand received the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the first (and to date only) woman to win that award.

The RIAA and Billboard recognize Streisand as holding the record for the most top-ten albums of any female recording artist: a total of 33 since 1963. Streisand is the only recording artist to have a number-one album in each of the last six decades, having released 53 Gold albums, 31 Platinum albums, and 14 Multi-Platinum albums in the United States.

Biography

Relationships and family

Streisand has been married twice. Her first husband was actor Elliott Gould, to whom she was married from 1963 until 1971. They had one child, Jason Gould, who appeared as her on-screen son in The Prince of Tides. In 1969 and 1970, Streisand dated Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

She started a relationship with hairdresser/producer Jon Peters in 1974. He went on to be her manager and producer. She is the godmother of his daughters, Caleigh Peters and Skye Peters.

Streisand dated tennis champion Andre Agassi in the early 1990s. Writing about the relationship in his 2009 autobiography, Agassi said: "We agree that we're good for each other, and so what if she's twenty-eight years older? We're simpatico, and the public outcry only adds spice to our connection. It makes our friendship feel forbidden, taboo – another piece of my overall rebellion. Dating Barbra Streisand is like wearing Hot Lava."

Her second husband is actor James Brolin, whom she married on July 1, 1998. While they have no children together, Brolin has two children from his first marriage, including actor Josh Brolin, and one child from his second marriage. Both of her husbands, Gould and Brolin, starred in the 1970s conspiracy sci-fi thriller Capricorn One.


Name
Streisand changed her name from Barbara to Barbra because, she said, "I hated the name, but I refused to change it." Streisand further explained, "Well, I was 18 and I wanted to be unique, but I didn't want to change my name because that was too false. You know, people were saying you could be Joanie Sands, or something like that. (My middle name is Joan.) And I said, 'No, let's see, if I take out the 'a,' it's still 'Barbara,' but it's unique." A 1967 biography with a concert program said, "the spelling of her first name is an instance of partial rebellion: she was advised to change her last name and retaliated by dropping an “a” from the first instead."


Politics
Streisand has long been an active supporter of the Democratic Party and many of its causes.

In 1971, Streisand was one of the celebrities listed on President Richard Nixon's infamous Enemies List.

Streisand is a supporter of gay rights, and in 2007 helped raise funds in an unsuccessful attempt to defeat Proposition 8 in California.


Philanthropy
In 1984, Streisand donated the Emanuel Streisand Building for Jewish Studies to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in the Mount Scopus campus, in memory of her father, an educator and scholar who died when she was young.

Streisand has personally raised $25 million for organizations through her live performances. The Streisand Foundation, established in 1986, has contributed over $16 million through nearly 1,000 grants to "national organizations working on preservation of the environment, voter education, the protection of civil liberties and civil rights, women's issues and nuclear disarmament".

In 2006, Streisand donated $1 million to the William J. Clinton Foundation in support of former President Bill Clinton’s climate change initiative.

In 2009, Streisand gifted $5 million to endow the Barbra Streisand Women's Cardiovascular Research and Education Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Women's Heart Center. In September that year, Parade magazine included Streisand on its Giving Back Fund's second annual Giving Back 30 survey, "a ranking of the celebrities who have made the largest donations to charity in 2007 according to public records", as the third most generous celebrity. The Giving Back Fund claimed Streisand donated $11 million, which The Streisand Foundation distributed. In 2012 she raised $22 million to support her women's cardiovascular center, bringing her own personal contribution to $10 million. The program was officially named the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center.

At Julien’s Auctions in October 2009, Streisand, a longtime collector of art and furniture, sold 526 items, with all the proceeds going to her foundation. Items included a costume from Funny Lady and a vintage dental cabinet purchased by the performer at 18 years old. The sale’s most valuable lot was a painting by Kees van Dongen. In December 2011, she appeared at a fundraising gala for Israel Defense Forces charities.

Best films

Meet the Fockers (2004)
(Actress)
A Star Is Born (1976)
(Actress)
The Prince of Tides (1991)
(Actress)
Funny Girl (1968)
(Actress)
The Way We Were (1973)
(Actress)
Hello, Dolly! (1969)
(Actress)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Barbra Streisand (23 films)

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Actress

The Guilt Trip, 1h35
Directed by Anne Fletcher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Yvonne Strahovski, Colin Hanks, Robert Curtis Brown, Adam Scott
Roles Joyce Brewster
Rating56% 2.8494352.8494352.8494352.8494352.849435
Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) is a UCLA-graduate organic chemist and inventor. He is attempting to get his environmentally friendly cleaning product, ScioClean, in a major retail store. However, each retail store he visits dismisses him before he can end his pitch. After a disappointing sales pitch to K-Mart, he visits his mother, Joyce Brewster (Barbra Streisand), in New Jersey before leaving on a cross-country trip to Las Vegas, lying to her that his pitch ended well so she won't worry about him. While there she reveals to him that he was named after a boy she fell in love with in Florida named Andrew Margolis, whom she hoped would object to her marriage with Andy's father. However, he never did and she felt that she never mattered to him afterwards. After a little research, he finds Andrew Margolis is still alive and unmarried living in San Francisco. He invites his unknowing mother on the trip, claiming he wants to spend some time with her.
Little Fockers, 1h38
Directed by Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Theresa Polo, Jessica Alba
Roles Rozalin Focker
Rating55% 2.75122.75122.75122.75122.7512
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Stiller) is preparing to celebrate his twins' fifth birthday party. Things seem to go awry when Greg's father-in-law Jack Byrnes (De Niro) visits. Recently, Jack has been diagnosed with a heart condition and become embittered by his daughter Debbie's divorce from her husband, Bob (whose marriage was the social event in the first film and how Jack and Greg met), for cheating on her with a nurse. Jack's plan was originally to name Bob as his successor as head of the Byrnes family, but decides to pass the role to Greg, naming him "The Godfocker." Despite Greg reluctantly accepting the role, Jack begins to suspect Greg of infidelity when he sees him with a drug representative, Andi Garcia (Alba), who openly flirts with him, and the presence of Sustengo erection pills in Greg's house, which prompts Jack to think Greg is no longer sexually attracted to his wife, Pam (Polo). Furthermore, Jack starts to doubt Greg's ability to provide for his family when he appears reluctant to send his children to a private school.
You Don't Mess with the Zohan, 1h53
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Lainie Kazan, Rob Schneider
Roles Nasi
Rating55% 2.750742.750742.750742.750742.75074
Zohan Dvir (Adam Sandler) is a kind-hearted superhuman Israeli counter-terrorist and the finest and most respected soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. However, Zohan has become both disgusted and disenchanted by the constant fighting, secretly dreaming of moving to the USA and becoming a hairdresser. This reaches a breaking point when a barbecue he hosts is interrupted by the IDF sending Zohan on a mission to stop a Palestinian terrorist group being led by his personal arch-enemy, Fatoush "the Phantom" Hakbarah (John Turturro), another superhuman. Despite being upset over his ruined party, Zohan sees it as his long awaited chance to desert the IDF and move to America. During the pursuit he fakes his own death and smuggles himself onto a flight to New York City, cutting his own hair and taking the alias "Scrappy Coco" (the names of two dogs he shared the flight with) while claiming that he is "Half Australian, Half Mount Everest." Meanwhile, the Phantom becomes rich and famous for supposedly killing Zohan and starts his own fast-food business, "Muchentuchen".
Meet the Fockers, 1h50
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Theresa Polo
Roles Rozalin Focker
Rating62% 3.1492953.1492953.1492953.1492953.149295
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller) and his fiancée Pam Byrnes (Polo) decide to introduce their parents to each other. They first fly to Oyster Bay, New York, on Long Island, to pick up Pam's father, retired CIA operative Jack Byrnes (De Niro), her mother Dina (Danner) and one-year-old nephew Little Jack. But rather than going to the airport as planned, Jack decides to drive the family to Miami to meet the Fockers in his new RV.
The Mirror Has Two Faces, 2h6
Directed by Barbra Streisand
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal, Mimi Rogers, Pierce Brosnan, Brenda Vaccaro
Roles Rose Morgan
Rating66% 3.3497153.3497153.3497153.3497153.349715
Rose Morgan (Streisand), a shy, plain, middle-aged English literature professor at Columbia University, shares a home with her vain, overbearing mother Hannah (Bacall). Her attractive sister Claire (Rogers) starts making preparations for her third wedding to Alex (Brosnan), who used to date Rose, so she begins to feel her loveless life is empty.
The Prince of Tides, 2h12
Directed by Barbra Streisand
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Rape in fiction, Films about psychiatry
Actors Nick Nolte, Blythe Danner, Barbra Streisand, Kate Nelligan, Jeroen Krabbé, Melinda Dillon
Roles Susan Lowenstein
Rating67% 3.3986053.3986053.3986053.3986053.398605
Tom Wingo (Nick Nolte), a teacher and football coach from South Carolina, is asked by his mother, Lila, to travel to New York to help his twin sister's psychiatrist, Susan Lowenstein (Barbra Streisand), after his sister Savannah's (Melinda Dillon) latest suicide attempt. Tom hates New York and reluctantly accepts, but largely to take the opportunity to be alone and away from a life that does not satisfy him. During his initial meetings with Lowenstein, Tom is reluctant to disclose many details of their dysfunctional family's secrets. In flashbacks, Tom relates incidents from his childhood to Lowenstein in hopes of discovering how to save Savannah's life. The Wingo parents were an abusive father and an overly proud, status-hungry mother. The father was a shrimp boat operator and, despite being successful at that profession, spent all of his money on frivolous business pursuits, leaving the family in poverty.
Nuts
Nuts (1987)
, 1h55
Directed by Martin Ritt
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Films based on plays, Erotic thriller films
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, Eli Wallach, Barbra Streisand, Karl Malden, Leslie Nielsen
Roles Claudia Draper
Rating65% 3.2983653.2983653.2983653.2983653.298365
When call girl Claudia Draper kills client Allen Green in self-defense, her mother Rose and stepfather Arthur attempt to have her declared mentally incompetent by Dr. Herbert Morrison in order to avoid a public scandal. Realizing if her parents succeed she will be remanded to a psychiatric facility for an indefinite period of time, strong-willed Claudia is determined to prove she is sane enough to stand trial.
The Witching Hour, 1h45
Directed by Jaime de Armiñán
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Francisco Rabal, Concha Velasco, Victoria Abril, Sancho Gracia, Asunción Balaguer, Juan Echanove
Roles Dolly Levi (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating63% 3.186023.186023.186023.186023.18602
Yentl
Yentl (1983)
, 2h12
Directed by Barbra Streisand
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Mandy Patinkin, Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff, Steven Hill, Doreen Mantle
Roles Yentl Mendel
Rating65% 3.29973.29973.29973.29973.2997
Barbra Streisand portrays Yentl Mendel, a girl living in an Ashkenazi shtetl named Pechev in Poland in the early 20th century. Yentl's father, Rebbe Mendel (Nehemiah Persoff), secretly instructs her in the Talmud despite the proscription of such study by women according to the custom of her community.
All Night Long, 1h28
Directed by Jean-Claude Tramont
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman, Diane Ladd, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Dobson, Terry Kiser
Roles Cheryl Gibbons
Rating56% 2.80372.80372.80372.80372.8037
George Dupler (Gene Hackman), a married man nearing middle age, is demoted after a temper tantrum at work (throwing a chair out of his boss's window) and reduced to working as the midnight-shift manager of an all-night pharmacy/convenience store.
The Main Event, 1h52
Directed by Howard Zieff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Paul Sand, Patti D'Arbanville, Whitman Mayo, Earl Boen
Roles Hillary Kramer
Rating56% 2.8004452.8004452.8004452.8004452.800445
Hillary Kramer (Streisand), a successful perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she finds a boxer, purchased as a tax write off. She decides to take Eddie "Kid Natural" Scanlon (Ryan O'Neal) who is much more at home giving driving lessons, into the ring and use him as her key to riches. Eddie thinks this will only get him killed and resists.
A Star Is Born, 2h20
Directed by Frank Pierson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films
Actors Kris Kristofferson, Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Paul Mazursky, Robert Englund, Joanne Linville
Roles Esther Hoffman
Rating60% 3.0494653.0494653.0494653.0494653.049465
Esther Hoffman, an aspiring singer/songwriter, meets John Norman Howard, a famous, successful and self-destructive singer/songwriter rock star, whom, after a series of coincidental meetings, she finally starts dating. Believing in her talent, John gives her a helping hand and her career begins to eclipse his.
Funny Lady
Funny Lady (1975)
, 2h16
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall, Ben Vereen, Colleen Camp
Roles Fanny Brice
Rating62% 3.1458253.1458253.1458253.1458253.145825
Biographie romancée de la comédienne américaine Fanny Brice et de son mariage avec l'imprésario et homme de spectacle Billy Rose.
For Pete's Sake, 1h27
Directed by Peter Yates
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin, Estelle Parsons, William Redfield, Louis Zorich, Richard Ward
Roles Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins
Rating62% 3.147893.147893.147893.147893.14789
Avec sa femme Henrietta (Henry), Pete Robbins vit le parfait amour, mais il souffre de n’avoir pas pu terminer ses études et de devoir gagner médiocrement sa vie comme chauffeur de taxi. Conseillé par un collègue boursicoteur, il pense faire fortune en spéculant sur les “boyaux de porc” (pork bellies). Comme les banques lui refusent un prêt, sa femme emprunte 3 000 dollars à un usurier mafieux. Pete investit dans les "pork bellies" cette somme qu'il croit prêtée par la famille de Henry. Mais les cours stagnent, et Henry, traquée par la pègre, doit recourir à des expédients de plus en plus compromettants dont chacun alourdit sa dette et la précipite dans des situations de plus en plus loufoques…