Barbra Streisand

Actor, Singer, Director
An iconic entertainer with over 70 million albums sold and Grammy, Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards for acting and directing, Barbra Streisand's popularity and creative output spanned over four decades. The New ... Read more »
Born: 04/23/1942 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (75)

Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Paul Williams Still Alive 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Guilt Trip 2012 (Movie)

Joyce Brewster (Actor)

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Little Fockers 2010 (Movie)

Roz Focker (Actor)

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Streisand: Live in Concert 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Tony Bennett: An American Classic 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Directors 1998 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2004 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Meet the Fockers 2004 (Movie)

Roz Focker (Actor)

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbra Streisand -- Timeless 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Weddings: In Style 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Nick Nolte 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood's Most Powerful Women 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

Rose Morgan (Actor)

The 37th Annual Grammy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbra: The Concert 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Here's Looking at You, Warner Brothers 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood and Politics 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince of Tides 1991 (Movie)

Susan Lowenstein (Actor)

Listen Up 1990 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Directed By William Wyler 1988 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Funny, You Don't Look 200 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbra Streisand: One Voice 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Nuts 1987 (Movie)

Claudia Draper (Actor)

The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (09/13/85) 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Yentl 1983 (Movie)

Yentl (Actor)

I Love Liberty 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

All Night Long 1981 (Movie)

Cheryl Gibbons (Actor)

The Main Event 1979 (Movie)

Hillary Kramer (Actor)

The Barbara Walters Special (12/14/76) 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

A Star Is Born 1976 (Movie)

Esther Hoffman (Actor)

Funny Girl to Funny Lady 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Lady 1975 (Movie)

Fanny Brice (Actor)

For Pete's Sake 1974 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

The Way We Were 1973 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

Up the Sandbox 1972 (Movie)

Margaret Reynolds (Actor)

What's Up Doc? 1972 (Movie)

Judy Maxwell (Actor)

A World of Love 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Burt Bacharach Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 1970 (Movie)

Daisy Gamble (Actor)

The Owl and the Pussycat 1970 (Movie)

Doris (Actor)

Hello, Dolly! 1969 (Movie)

Dolly Gallagher Levi (Actor)

Funny Girl 1968 (Movie)

Fanny Brice (Actor)

Color Me Barbra 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (18)

The Guilt Trip 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Living Century: A Teacher and a Student For Life 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Living Century: Three Miracles 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

City at Peace 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Prince of Tides 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nuts 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Yentl 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Main Event 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Star Is Born 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Frankie and Hazel (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Long Island Incident (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Varian's War (TV Show)

Executive Producer

What Makes a Family (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Music (15)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

("Smile") (Song Performer)

Grammy's Greatest Performances 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

("I Finally Found Someone") (Song Performer)

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

("Love Theme") (Composer)

Defending Your Life 1991 (Movie)

("Something's Coming") (Song Performer)

Betsy's Wedding 1990 (Movie)

("Evergreen") (Song)

Nuts 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

The Main Event 1979 (Movie)

("Fight" "The Main Event") (Song Performer)

Eyes of Laura Mars 1978 (Movie)

("Prisoner") (Song Performer)

A Star Is Born 1976 (Movie)

("Lost Inside of You" "Evergreen") (Song)

A Star Is Born 1976 (Movie)

music concepts (Music)

Funny Lady 1975 (Movie)

("How Lucky Can You Get" "Great Day" "Let's Hear It For Me" "Don't Rain On My Parade") (Song Performer)

The Way We Were 1973 (Movie)

("The Way We Were") (Song Performer)
Director (3)

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

The Prince of Tides 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Yentl 1983 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Yentl 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Other (1)

The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Archival Footage

Biography

An iconic entertainer with over 70 million albums sold and Grammy, Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards for acting and directing, Barbra Streisand's popularity and creative output spanned over four decades. The New York cabaret singer first hit big as a pop singer and Broadway star in the 1960s. By the 1970s, she was the No. 1 female box office draw with a succession of gold albums that symbolized a new potential success for women in the feminism era. On film, Streisand won over audiences as fast-talking, quick-witted dames in "Funny Girl" (1968) and "What's Up Doc?" (1974), prior to maturing into an acclaimed film producer and director of "The Prince of Tides" (1991) and other stories of personal growth, like "Yentl" (1983). Streisand's musical output evolved from its theater roots to contemporary songwriters and she charted No. 1 albums in every decade, from The Way We Were in 1973 to Love is the Answer in 2009. Due to a crippling phobia of signing live, she virtually disappeared from stage performing for 25 years, but remained in the public eye with her film career and status as an active philanthropist in liberal political and social causes, even as unflattering tales of megalomaniac tendencies persisted in show business circles. Streisand shrugged off detractors by noting that healthy ambition in men was often perceived as an unattractive pushiness in women, and ultimately, Streisand reigned supreme for her artistic legacy and overall cultural impact in the latter twentieth century.

Relationships

Richard Baskin Music

Companion
Baskin produced Streisand's The Broadway Album (1985)

Josh Brolin Actor

Step-Son
Born Feb. 12, 1968 to Jane Cameron Agee and James Brolin

James Brolin Actor

Husband
Met in July 1996 at a dinner party Announced engagement in May 1997 Married July 1, 1998 in Malibu, CA

Jason Gould Actor

Son
Born Dec. 29, 1966; father, Elliott Gould Played Streisand's son in "The Prince of Tides" (1991)

Elliott Gould Actor

Husband
Married March 21, 1963 Divorced July 9, 1971

James Newton Howard Actor

Companion
Together c. 1990-91 Streisand directed "The Prince of Tides" (1991), which Howard composed the score for No longer together

Don Johnson Actor

Companion
Recorded a duet entitled "Till I Loved You" for her 1988 album of the same name No longer together

Louis Kind

Step-Father
Married Streisand's mother Diana on Dec. 23, 1951 Left family in 1956

Roslyn Kind Actor

Sister
Born Jan. 9, 1951

Kris Kristofferson Actor

Companion
Briefly dated in the 1970s Co-starred in "A Star Is Born" (1976)

Liam Neeson Actor

Companion
Briefly dated No longer together

Ryan O'Neal Actor

Companion
Dated in the 1970s Appeared together in "What's Up, Doc?" (1972) and "The Main Event" (1979) No longer together

Jon Peters Actor

Companion
Met in 1974 when he styled a wig for her Became her personal manager and later produced the remake of "A Star Is Born" (1976) Streisand was godmother to Peters' two daughters

Emanuel Streisand

Father
Died on Aug. 4, 1943 when Streisand was 15 months old

Diana Streisand

Mother

Sheldon Streisand

Brother
Born in 1935

EDUCATION

Erasmus Hall High School

Brooklyn , New York 1959

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Seth Rogen as a mother-and-son duo driving cross-country in "The Guilt Trip"; also executive produced

2012

Compiled previously unreleased tracks into the album Release Me

2010

Reprised role of Ben Stiller's mother Roz Focker in "Little Fockers"

2004

Teamed with Dustin Hoffman to play Ben Stiller's parents in "Meet the Fockers"

2003

Received Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for The Movie Album

2001

Served as executive producer of Lifetime lesbian-themed movie "What Makes a Family"

2001

Executive produced Showtime original movie "Varian's War"

2000

Executive produced a series of PBS specials that aired under the umbrella title "The Living Century"

2000

Executive produced Showtime original movie "Frankie and Hazel"

1999

Headlined a "farewell" concert tour with concerts in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve 1999 and New Year's Day 2000; aired on Fox in 2001 as "Barbra Streisand – Timeless"

1996

Directed third film "The Mirror Has Two Faces"; also starred, produced, and contributed to the score

1995

Executive produced Emmy-winning TV movie "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story" (NBC)

1994

Headlined landmark multi-city concert tour; concerts were taped and aired first on HBO and in a slightly revised form on CBS

1993

Released second recording of theater music Back to Broadway

1993

Received reported $12 million for two concerts in Las Vegas, NV

1991

Directed Oscar-nominated Best Picture "The Prince of Tides"; also starred and served as a producer

1987

Starred as an upper-class woman forced into prostitution and accused of murdering one of her clients in "Nuts"; also served as producer and composer

1985

Returned to theatrical roots with The Broadway Album

1983

Made feature directorial and screenwriting (co-writer) debut with "Yentl"; also produced and played the title role of a woman who poses as a boy to study the Talmud

1979

Produced first film "The Main Event"; re-teamed on screen with Ryan O'Neal

1976

First film as executive producer, "A Star Is Born"; also starred and composed some of the songs

1974

Reprised role of Fanny Brice in the sequel "Funny Lady"

1973

Appeared opposite Robert Redford in "The Way We Were"; also sang the theme song; earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination

1972

Delivered a fine comic turn in "What's Up, Doc?"; first screen teaming with Ryan O'Neal

1972

Formed Barwood Films; first Barwood-produced film, "Up the Sandbox"

1968

Starred in the overblown film version of "Hello, Dolly!" directed by Gene Kelly

1968

Made film debut in director William Wyler's adaptation of "Funny Girl"

1966

Made London stage debut reprising her Broadway success in "Funny Girl"

1964

Breakthrough stage role, played Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl"; received second Tony nomination

1963

Released first solo album The Barbra Streisand Album

1962

Put under contract by Columbia Records in October

1962

Made Broadway debut as the secretary Miss Marmelstein in "I Can Get It For You Wholesale"; received a Tony nomination

1961

Made off-Broadway debut in the revue "Another Evening with Harry Stoones"

1961

First television appearance, "The Tonight Show" (NBC) with host Jack Paar

1960

Stage acting debut, "The Insect Comedy"

1960

Achieved success as a singer at The Lion, a popular gay nightclub in Manhattan's Greenwich Village

Bonus Trivia

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"Most people don't know what neurotic means, so it's like a dirty word. But in the true, literal meaning of neurotic, I think I am." – Streisand quoted in Playboy magazine, October 1977

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In 1993, Streisand donated her 24-acre, $15 million estate to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, later named the Streisand Center for Conservancy Studies.

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In 1997, with the success of Higher Ground, Streisand became the top female singer with the most multiplatinum albums.

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"Barbra Streisand is a Marie Antoinette, because she's unaware of the facts of common existence. It's the danger of believing you're larger than life. Nobody is bigger than life." – ex-husband Elliot Gould to The Daily Telegraph, March 1999

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She received the National Medal of Arts from President Bill Clinton in 2000.

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