Barbara Streisand

Barbra Streisand

early career, c. mid-1960s
Background information
Birth name Barbara Joan Streisand
Born (1942-04-24) April 24, 1942 (age 70)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Genres adult contemporary
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress, film producer, director
Years active 1957–present
Labels Columbia

Barbra Joan Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand; who has won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

She is one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers in modern entertainment history, with more than 71.5 million albums shipped in the United States and 140 million albums sold worldwide.Billboard Hot 100 chart.

According to the [2]


[edit] Early life

Barbara Joan Streisand (see name change) was born on April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Diana (née Ida Rosen) and Emanuel Streisand. Her mother was at one time a singer[10] and her father was a high school teacher. Her family was Jewish; her paternal grandparents immigrated from Galicia and her maternal grandparents from Russia.[11] Fifteen months after Streisand’s birth, her father died of a cerebral hemorrhage and the family fell into near-poverty.[12] She has an older brother, Sheldon, and a half-sister, the singer Roslyn Kind,[12][13][14][15] from her mother’s re-marriage, to Louis Kind, in 1949.[12] Kind is nine years younger than Streisand.[16]

Streisand first attended the Jewish Orthodox Yeshiva of Brooklyn, giving a solo performance at the age of seven.[30]

In 1962, after several appearances on PM East/PM West, Streisand first appeared on Broadway, in the small but star-making role of Miss Marmelstein in the musical I Can Get It for You Wholesale. Her first album, The Barbra Streisand Album, won two Grammy Awards in 1963. Following her success in I Can Get It for You Wholesale, Streisand made several appearances on The Tonight Show in 1962 and 1963. Topics covered in her interviews with host Johnny Carson included the empire-waisted dresses that she bought wholesale and her “crazy” reputation at Erasmus Hall High School.[31] As is the case with Mike Wallace, only audio survives from small portions of her telecast conversations with Carson. It was at about this time that Streisand entered into a long and successful professional relationship with Lee Solters and Sheldon Roskin as her publicists with the firm Solters/Roskin (later Solters/Roskin/Friedman).

Streisand returned to Broadway in 1964 with an acclaimed performance as entertainer Prince of Wales Theatre. From 1965 to 1967 she appeared in her first four solo television specials.

[edit] Career

[edit] Singing

Streisand has recorded 50 studio albums, almost all with Ethel Merman joining them.

Beginning with My Name Is Barbra, her early albums were often medley-filled keepsakes of her television specials. Starting in 1969, she began attempting more contemporary material, but like many talented singers of the day, she found herself out of her element with rock. Her vocal talents prevailed, and she gained newfound success with the pop and ballad-oriented Laura Nyro, was a major hit for Streisand.


During the 1970s, she was also highly prominent on the pop charts, with Top 10 recordings such as “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), which as of 2010 is reportedly still the most commercially successful duet, (US No. 1), “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” (with Neil Diamond) (US No. 1) and “The Main Event” (US No. 3), some of which came from soundtrack recordings of her films. As the 1970s ended, Streisand was named the most successful female singer in the U.S. — only Elvis Presley and The Beatles had sold more albums.[32] In 1980, she released her best-selling effort to date, the Barry Gibb-produced Guilty. The album contained the hits “Woman in Love” (which spent several weeks atop the pop charts in the Fall of 1980), “Guilty“, and “What Kind of Fool“.

After years of largely ignoring Broadway and traditional pop music in favor of more contemporary material, Streisand returned to her musical-theater roots with 1985’s Till I Loved You. At the beginning of the 1990s, Streisand started focusing on her film directorial efforts and became almost inactive in the recording studio. In 1991, a four-disc box set, Just for the Record, was released. A compilation spanning Streisand’s entire career to date, it featured over 70 tracks of live performances, greatest hits, rarities and previously unreleased material.

The following year, Streisand’s concert fundraising events helped propel former [35]

In 1993, New York Times music critic Stephen Holden wrote that Streisand “enjoys a cultural status that only one other American entertainer, Frank Sinatra, has achieved in the last half century.”[36] In September 1993, Streisand announced her first public concert appearances in 27 years. What began as a two-night New Year’s event at the MGM Grand Las Vegas in Las Vegas eventually led to a multi-city tour in the summer of 1994. Tickets to the tour were sold out in under one hour. Streisand also appeared on the covers of major magazines in anticipation of what Time magazine named “The Music Event of the Century.” The tour was one of the biggest all-media merchandise parlays in history. Ticket prices ranged from US$50 to US$1,500 – making Streisand the highest-paid concert performer in history. Barbra Streisand: The Concert went on to be the top-grossing concert of the year and earned five Emmy Awards and the Peabody Award, while the taped broadcast on HBO is, to date, the highest-rated concert special in HBO’s 30-year history. Following the tour’s conclusion, Streisand once again kept a low profile musically, instead focusing her efforts on acting and directing duties as well as a burgeoning romance with actor James Brolin.

In 1997, she finally returned to the recording studio, releasing Vince Gill.

On New Year’s Eve 1999, Streisand returned to the concert stage, selling out in the first few hours eight months before.[37] At the end of the millennium, she was the number-one female singer in the U.S., with at least two No. 1 albums in each decade since she began performing. A two-disc live album of the concert entitled Timeless: Live in Concert was released in 2000. Streisand performed versions of the Timeless concert in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, in early 2000. In advance of four concerts (two each in Los Angeles and New York) in September 2000, Streisand announced she was retiring from paying public concerts. Her performance of the song “People” was broadcast on the Internet via America Online.

Streisand’s most-recent albums have been Guilty Pleasures (called Guilty Too in the UK), a collaboration with Barry Gibb and a sequel to their Guilty, was released worldwide in 2005.

In February 2006, Streisand recorded the song “Smile” alongside Streisand: The Tour.

Streisand’s 20-concert tour set box-office records. At the age of 64, well past the prime of most performers, she grossed $92,457,062 and set house gross records in 14 of the 16 arenas played on the tour. She set the third-place record for her October 9, 2006, show at Madison Square Garden, the first- and second-place records of which are held by her two shows in September 2000. She set the second-place record at the citation needed]

A collection of performances culled from different stops on this tour, Live in Concert 2006, debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200, making it Streisand’s 29th Top 10 album.[38] In the summer of 2007, Streisand gave concerts for the first time in continental Europe. The first concert took place in Zürich (June 18), then Vienna (June 22), Paris (June 26), Berlin (June 30), Stockholm (July 4, canceled), Manchester (July 10) and Celbridge, near Dublin (July 14), followed by three concerts in London (July 18, 22 and 25), the only European city where Streisand had performed before 2007. Tickets for the London dates cost between £100.00 and £1,500.00 and for the Ireland date between €118 and €500. The tour included a 58-piece orchestra.

In February 2008, [41]

On April 25, 2009, Friday Night With Jonathan Ross to promote the album. This album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and registered her biggest weekly sales since 1997, making Streisand the only artist in history to achieve No. 1 albums in five different decades.

On February 1, 2010, Streisand joined over 80 other artists in recording a new version of the 1985 charity single “We Are the World 25 for Haiti“, made its debut as a charity single to support relief aid for the beleaguered island nation.

In 2011, she sang Somewhere from the Broadway musical West Side Story, with child prodigy Jackie Evancho, on Evancho’s album Dream with Me.[46]

Streisand was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year on February 11, 2011, two days prior to the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.[47]

On October 11, 2012, Streisand gave a three-hour concert performance before a crowd of 18,000 as part of the ongoing inaugural events of [49]

Streisand is one of many singers who use teleprompters during their live performances. Streisand has defended her choice in using teleprompters to display lyrics and, sometimes, banter.[50]

Streisand is a mezzo-soprano.[51]

[edit] Acting

in Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Her first film was a reprise of her Broadway hit, Funny Girl (1968), an artistic and commercial success directed by Hollywood veteran William Wyler. Streisand won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actress for the role,[52] sharing it with Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter), the only time there has been a tie in this Oscar category.[53] Her next two movies were also based on musicals, Jerry Herman‘s Hello, Dolly!, directed by Gene Kelly (1969), and Alan Jay Lerner‘s and Burton Lane‘s On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, directed by Vincente Minnelli (1970), while her fourth film was based on the Broadway play The Owl and the Pussycat (1970).[54]

During the 1970s, Streisand starred in several screwball comedies, including What’s Up, Doc? (1972) and The Main Event (1979), both co-starring Ryan O’Neal, and For Pete’s Sake (1974) with Michael Sarrazin. One of her most famous roles during this period was in the drama The Way We Were (1973) with Robert Redford, for which she received an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress. She earned her second Best Original Song as composer (together with lyricist Paul Williams) for the song “Evergreen“, from A Star Is Born in 1976.[55]

Along with Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier and later Steve McQueen, Streisand formed First Artists Production Company in 1969, so the actors could secure properties and develop movie projects for themselves. Streisand’s initial outing with First Artists was Up the Sandbox (1972).[56]

From a period beginning in 1969 and ending in 1980, Streisand appeared in the annual motion picture exhibitors poll of Top 10 Box Office attractions a total of 10 times, often as the only woman on the list. After the commercially disappointing All Night Long in 1981, Streisand’s film output decreased considerably. She has acted in only six films since.

Streisand produced a number of her own films, setting up Barwood Films in 1972. For Yentl (1983), she was producer, director, and star, an experience she repeated for The Prince of Tides (1991) and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996). There was controversy when Yentl received five Academy Award nominations, but none for the major categories of Best Picture, Actress, or Director.[57] The Prince of Tides received even more Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, but the director was not nominated. Streisand also scripted Yentl, something she is not always given credit for. According to New York Times Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal in an interview (story begins at minute 16) with Allan Wolper, “the one thing that makes Barbra Streisand crazy is when nobody gives her the credit for having written Yentl.”

In 2004, Streisand made a return to film acting, after an eight-year hiatus, in the comedy Robert De Niro.

In 2005, Streisand’s Barwood Films, Gary Smith, and Sonny Murray purchased the rights to [60]

In December 2010, Streisand appeared in Dustin Hoffman.

On January 4, 2011, the [64] After Laurents’ subsequent death there was no official word on the status of the film for months, until it was announced on March 13, 2012 that Gypsy was moving forward, with Julian Fellowes writing the screenplay for the project.

On January 28, 2011, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Paramount Pictures gave the green light to begin shooting the road-trip comedy My Mother’s Curse, with Seth Rogen playing Streisand’s character’s son. Anne Fletcher directed the project with a script by Dan Fogelman, produced by Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, and Evan Goldberg. Executive producers included Streisand, Rogen, Fogelman, and David Ellison, whose Skydance Productions co-financed the road movie.[65] Shooting began in spring 2011 and wrapped in July; the film’s title was eventually altered to The Guilt Trip, and the movie was released in December 2012.

[edit] Personal life

[edit] Marriages and family

Streisand has been married twice. Her first husband was actor [67]

In 1969 and 1970 Streisand dated [70]

[edit] Name

Streisand changed her name from Barbara to Barbra because, she said, “I hated the name, but I refused to change it.”[73]

[edit] Politics

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

In 1971, Streisand was one of the celebrities listed on President Richard Nixon‘s infamous Enemies List.[74]

Streisand is a supporter of gay rights, and in 2008 helped raise funds in an unsuccessful attempt to defeat Proposition 8 in California.[75]

[edit] Philanthropy

Streisand has personally raised $25 million[79]

In 2006, Streisand donated $1 million to the William J. Clinton Foundation in support of former President Bill Clinton’s climate change initiative.[80]

In 2008, Streisand gifted $5 million to endow the Barbra Streisand Women’s Cardiovascular Research and Education Program at [82] as the third most generous celebrity. The Giving Back Fund claimed Streisand donated $11 million, which The Streisand Foundation distributed.

At Julien’s Auctions in October 2009, Streisand, a long-time 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 [84]

[edit] References in popular culture

[edit] In television

Streisand in 1995.

On the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, in the recurring skit “Coffee Talk“, character Linda Richman, played by Mike Myers, hosts a talk show dedicated to, among other things, the adoration of Streisand. Streisand, in turn, made an unannounced guest appearance on the show, surprising Myers and guests, Madonna and Roseanne Barr. Mike Myers also appeared as the Linda Richman character on stage with Streisand at her 1994 MGM Grand concert, as well as a few of the 1994 Streisand tour shows.[85]

Streisand is mentioned in the sitcom Bette, these are names I shan’t forget”, as part of his “gay” affirmations.

At least four episodes of the animated sitcom Simple Simpson“, a patriotic country singer says that Streisand is unpatriotic and could be pleased by spitting on the flag and strangling a bald eagle.

Another enduring satirical reference is in the animated series 201“, as one of several celebrities the show had lampooned over the years.

In the Wasted Talent“, Streisand and husband James Brolin are shown sitting together at the dinner table, with Streisand remarking “I’m glad I married a regular person and not a celebrity”.

Streisand is referenced frequently on the Jonathan Groff) criticizes Rachel’s performance of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” by saying that she “lacked Barbra’s emotional depth.”

In the episode “Theatricality“, Rachel is spying on the opposing team’s dance rehearsal when the director, Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel), expresses dissatisfaction at the team’s routine. She demonstrates how it’s done with the title song from Funny Girl, and Rachel, sitting in the audience, whispers to her friend, “Exactly what I would have done—Barbra. I could do it in my sleep.” In the episode “Grilled Cheesus” Rachel sings Barbra’s famous song from the movie YentlPapa, Can You Hear Me?—to help support Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) dad Burt after undergoing a heart attack. Rachel sang it in a park with Finn sitting at her side/in Burt Hummel’s hospital room. She told Finn that she “wanted nothing to come between her and God, and Yentl sang it outside in the movie.”[86] On the episode “Born This Way”, Streisand is mentioned when Rachel is debating whether or not to get a nose job, Kurt Hummel and the rest of the glee club set up a “Barbra-vention” of a flashmob to the popular hit “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce.

The characters of Kurt and Rachel also sang the “Hollywood Foreign Press and Miss Barbra Streisand.”

In the sitcom The Nanny, Streisand is viewed as a divine figure by Fran Fine throughout the sitcom’s run. When asked by her boss who she would save if her mother and Streisand were drowning, Fran replies “I’d save Ma, Barbra can walk on water,” Another example is in “The Passed-Over Story,” when Fran hears that Barbra Streisand and James Brolin will be arriving at the airport, Fran runs towards the door yelling “It’s the miracle of Passover, the Messiah is coming”.

[edit] On film

In movies, Streisand is remembered as the favorite of the character Howard Brackett, played by Color Me Barbra. Barbra’s signature tune, “People”, is played by a school orchestra in honor of teacher Howard as the story wraps at the end of the credits. This and similar references refer to her popularity among gay men.

In the 1996 comedy “Whoopi Goldberg plays a business woman, Laurel Ayers, who creates a business associate, Robert S. Cutty, who is said to have known and dated Streisand. In addition to having an autographed picture of Streisand in her office, Ayers also has a cross-dressing friend who dresses up to resemble Streisand throughout the film.

The characters Carla and Connie, as aspiring song-and-dance acts in the 2004 comedy Yentl at the climax of the film after they ask how many in their audience have seen the movie (everyone raised their hands).

[edit] In music

Sound clips of Streisand’s heated exchange with a supporter of former U.S. president [87]

Duck Sauce. It was released on September 10, 2010. The song peaked at number one in Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland and Austria. It became a top ten hit in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the UK.

[edit] On stage

Daniel Stern’s 2003 Off-Broadway play Barbra’s Wedding was set against the backdrop of Streisand’s 1998 wedding to James Brolin.

[edit] “Streisand effect”

In 2003, Streisand sued aerial photographer Kenneth Adelman for displaying a photograph of her Malibu, California, home, along with other photos of the California coastline. Her suit was dismissed under the anti-SLAPP provisions of California law.[88][89][90] Mike Masnick of Techdirt coined the term “Streisand effect” in January 2005 to describe the publicity generated by Streisand’s efforts to suppress the publication of the photograph.

[edit] Awards

In 1984, Streisand was awarded the Legion of Honour in 2007.

[edit] Music awards

Streisand’s works have been nominated for over 57 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Grammy Foundation.

Year Award Category Work Result
1963 Grammy Awards Album of the Year The Barbra Streisand Album Won
Best Female Vocal Performance Won
Record of the Year Happy Days Are Here Again Nominated
1964 Best Female Vocal Performance People Won
Album of the Year Nominated
Record of the Year Nominated
1965 Best Female Vocal Performance My Name Is Barbra Won
Album of the Year Nominated
1966 Best Female Vocal Performance Color Me Barbra Nominated
Album of the Year Nominated
1968 Best Contemporary-Pop Vocal Performance Funny Girl Soundtrack Nominated
1970 AGVA Georgie Award Entertainer of the Year Won
1972 Grammy Awards Best Pop Female Vocal Performance “Sweet Inspiration / Where You Lead” Nominated
AGVA Georgie Award Singing Star of the Year Won
1975 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Female Singer of the Year Won
1976 Grammy Awards Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance Classical Barbra Nominated
1977 Best Pop Female Vocal Performance A Star Is Born) Won
Song of the Year Won
Record of the Year Nominated
Best Original Score – Motion Picture or Television Special Nominated
AGVA Georgie Award Singing Star of the Year Won
1978 Grammy Awards Best Pop Female Vocal Performance Neil Diamond) Nominated
1979 Record of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Vocal Performance – Duo, Group, or Chorus Nominated
1980 Barry Gibb) Won
Album of the Year Nominated
Record of the Year Woman in Love Nominated
Best Pop Vocal Female Performance Nominated
AGVA Georgie Awards Singing Star of the Year Won
1985 People’s Choice Awards Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer Won
1986 Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Female Performance The Broadway Album Won
Album of the Year Nominated
Best Instrumental Arrangement Acompanying Vocal Being Alive Nominated
1987 Best Pop Vocal Female Performance One Voice Nominated
Best Music Video Performance Nominated
1988 People’s Choice Awards Favorite All-Time Musical Performer Won
1991 Grammy Awards Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance “Warm All Over” Nominated
1992 Grammy Legend Award Special award
1993 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance Back to Broadway Nominated
1994 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Special award
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance Barbra: The Concert Nominated
Best Pop Vocal Female Performance “Ordinary Miracles” Nominated
1997 Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals Celine Dion) Nominated
Bryan Adams) Nominated
2000 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Timeless – Live In Concert Nominated
2002 Christmas Memories Nominated
2003 The Movie Album Nominated
2004 Grammy Hall of Fame Sydney Chaplin) Inducted
2006 The Barbra Streisand Album
2007 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Live in Concert 2006 Nominated
2008 Grammy Hall of Fame The Way We Were Inducted
2011 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Love Is the Answer Nominated
2012 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album What Matters Most Nominated

[edit] Film awards

Streisand has won 2 Best Picture,

Year Award Category Work Result
1969 Academy Awards Best Actress Funny Girl Won
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) Won
1970 Hello, Dolly! Nominated
Henrietta World Film Favorite Special award
1971 Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) The Owl and the Pussycat Nominated
Henrietta World Film Favorite Special award
1974 Academy Awards Best Actress The Way We Were Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) Nominated
1975 Henrietta World Film Favorite Special award
1976 Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) Funny Lady Nominated
1977 Academy Awards Best Original Song A Star Is Born) Won
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) Won
Best Original Song Won
1978 Henrietta World Film Favorite Special award
1984 Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) Yentl Nominated
Best Director (Motion Picture) Won
Best Motion Picture (Comedy Or Musical) Won
1988 Best Actress in Motion Picture (Drama) Nuts Nominated
Best Motion Picture (Drama) Nominated
1992 Academy Awards Best Picture The Prince of Tides Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Director (Motion Picture) Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Motion Picture – (Drama) Nominated
1997 Academy Awards Best Original Song The Mirror Has Two Faces) Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) The Mirror Has Two Faces Nominated
Best Original Song “I Finally Found Someone” (from The Mirror Has Two Faces) Nominated
2000 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement Special award

1984 nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award as Worst Male actor for her (male) performance in Yentl.

[edit] Appearances

[edit] Broadway performances

Year Title Notes
1961–1963 I Can Get It for You Wholesale Nominated—Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
1964–1965 Funny Girl Nominated—Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical

[edit] West End performances

Year Title Notes
1966 Funny Girl April 13, 1966 – July 16, 1966 at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London.

[edit] Television specials

Year Title Notes
1965 My Name Is Barbra Aired on CBS April 28, 1965
1966 Color Me Barbra Aired on CBS March 30, 1966
1967 The Belle of 14th Street Aired on CBS October 11, 1967
1968 A Happening in Central Park Aired on CBS June 17, 1967
1973 Barbra Streisand…And Other Musical Instruments Aired on CBS Nov 2, 1973
1975 Funny Girl to Funny Lady Aired on ABC
1976 Barbra: With One More Look at You
1983 A Film Is Born: The Making of ‘Yentl’
1986 Putting it Together: The Making of The Broadway Album
1986 One Voice
1994 Barbra Streisand: The Concert Also producer and director
2001 Barbra Streisand: Timeless Aired on FOX February 14, 2001 (1 hour edited version)
2009 Streisand: Live in Concert Aired on CBS April 25, 2009[93] (Filmed in Florida in 2006)
2011 Barbra Streisand: One Night Only at The Village Vanguard Aired on PBS, premiered on August 6, 2011
2012 “Katie: Barbra is Back!” September 25, 2012

[edit] Tours and live performances

Year Title Continents Box-office benefits Total audience
1966 An Evening with Barbra Streisand Tour North America $480,000 67,500
1993-94 Barbra Streisand in Concert North America and Europe $50 million 400,000
1999-2000 Timeless North America and Australia $70 million 200,000
2006–07 Streisand North America and Europe $119.5 million 425,000
2012 Barbra Live North America $40 million 154,287

[edit] Discography

[edit] Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1968 Funny Girl Fanny Brice The Lion in Winter
Rosemary’s Baby
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
1969 Hello, Dolly! Dolly Levi Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1970 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Daisy Gamble / Melinda Tentres
The Owl and the Pussycat Doris Wilgus / Wadsworth / Wellington / Waverly Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1972 What’s Up, Doc? Judy Maxwell
Up the Sandbox Margaret Reynolds
1973 The Way We Were Katie Morosky Paper Moon
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1974 For Pete’s Sake Henrietta ‘Henry’ Robbins
1975 Funny Lady Fanny Brice Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1976 A Star Is Born Esther Hoffman Howard Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)
Nominated—Marilyn Bergman, Donna Weiss
1979 The Main Event Hillary Kramer
1981 All Night Long Cheryl Gibbons Nominated—Worst Actress
1983 Yentl Yentl / Anshel also director, producer, and co-writer
Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Nastro d’Argento for Best New Foreign Director
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated—Worst Actor
1987 Nuts Claudia Faith Draper Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1991 The Prince of Tides Dr. Susan Lowenstein also director and producer
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Picture Shared with Andrew S. Karsch
Nominated—Directors Guild of America Award
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Director
1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces Rose Morgan also director and producer
Nominated—I Finally Found Someone
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated—I Finally Found Someone
2004 Meet the Fockers Roz Focker
2010 Little Fockers Roz Focker Nominated—Worst Supporting Actress
2012 The Guilt Trip Joyce Brewster Nominated-Worst Actress

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[edit] Further reading

  • Andersen, Christopher (2006). Barbra: The Way She Is. Harper-Collins. ISBN 0-06-056256-0.
  • Edwards, Anne (1997). Streisand: A Biography. Little, Brown. ISBN 978-0-316-21138-3.
  • Riese, Randall (1993). Her Name Is Barbra: An Intimate Portrait of the Real Barbra Streisand. Birch Lane Press. ISBN 1-55972-203-7.
  • Santopietro, Tom (2006). The Importance of Being Barbra: The Brilliant, Tumultuous Career of Barbra Streisand. Thomas Dunne. ISBN 978-0-312-34879-3.
  • Spada, James (1995). Streisand: Her Life. Crown Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-517-59753-5.
  • Pohly, Linda (2000). The Barbra Steisand Companion: A Guide to Her Vocal Style and Repertoire. Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-30414-9.

[edit] External links

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