About Barbra Streisand
Barbara Joan “Barbra” Streisand (Born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, actress, and filmmaker. With a career spanning over six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment, and is among the few performers awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT). Streisand began her career by performing in nightclubs and Broadway theaters in the early 1960s. Following her guest appearances on various television shows, she signed to Columbia Records and released her debut ‘The Barbra Streisand Album’, which won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Following her established recording success in the 1960s, Streisand ventured into film by the end of that decade, starring in the critically acclaimed ‘Funny Girl’, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Additional fame followed with films including the extravagant musical ‘Hello, Dolly!’, the screwball comedy ‘What’s Up, Doc?’, and the romantic drama ‘The Way We Were’. Streisand won a second Academy Award for writing the love theme from ‘A Star Is Born’, making her the first woman to be honored as a composer.
With sales exceeding 150 million records worldwide, Barbra Streisand is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the highest-certified female artist in the United States, with 68.5 million certified album units. Billboard ranked Streisand as the greatest female artist on the Billboard 200 chart and the top Adult Contemporary female artist of all time. Learn More…