Barbra Streisand

Singer-songwriter + Actress
Born Apr 24, 1942

Barbra Joan Streisand is an American singer, actress, writer, film producer, and director. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who has won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.… Read More

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1942 Birth Barbara Joan Streisand was born on April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Diana (born Ida Rosen) and Emanuel Streisand. … Read More
1943 1 Year Old In August 1943, a few months after Streisand's first birthday, her father died suddenly at age 34 from complications from an epileptic seizure, possibly the result of a head injury years earlier. … Read More
1949 7 Years Old She has an older brother, Sheldon, and a half-sister, the singer Roslyn Kind, from her mother's remarriage to Louis Kind in 1949. … Read More


1955 - 1957 2 More Events
1959 17 Years Old At age sixteen, she graduated from Erasmus Hall in January 1959, and despite her mother's pleas that she stay out of show business, she immediately set out trying to get roles on the New York City stage. … Read More
1960 18 Years Old 1 More Event
She took a job as an usher at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater for The Sound of Music, early in 1960. … Read More
…  Erlichman then booked her at an even more upscale nightclub in Manhattan, the Blue Angel, where she became an even bigger hit during the period of 1961 to 1962. … Read More


In May 1962, Streisand appeared on The Garry Moore Show, where she sang "Happy Days Are Here Again" for the first time. … Read More
Her first album, The Barbra Streisand Album in early 1963, made the top 10 on the Billboard chart and won three Grammy Awards. … Read More
Streisand returned to Broadway in 1964 with an acclaimed performance as entertainer Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Winter Garden Theatre. … Read More
1965 23 Years Old From 1965 to 1967 she appeared in her first four solo television specials. … Read More
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.


1974 32 Years Old 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? … Read More
1980 38 Years Old In 1980, she released her best-selling effort to date, the Barry Gibb-produced Guilty. … Read More


1985 43 Years Old After years of largely ignoring Broadway and traditional pop music in favor of more contemporary material, Streisand returned to her musical-theatre roots with 1985's The Broadway Album, which was unexpectedly successful, holding the coveted No. 1 Billboard position for three straight weeks, and being certified quadruple platinum. … Read More
1986 44 Years Old After releasing the live album One Voice in 1986, Streisand was set to release another album of Broadway songs in 1988. … Read More
1988 46 Years Old Only "Warm All Over" and a reworked, lite FM-friendly version of "All I Ask of You" were ever released, the latter appearing on Streisand's 1988 effort, Till I Loved You. … Read More


1992 50 Years Old A 1992 appearance at an APLA benefit as well as the aforementioned inaugural performance hinted that Streisand was becoming more receptive to the idea of live performances. … Read More
During this time, Streisand finally returned to the recording studio and released Back to Broadway in June 1993. … Read More
1996 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Following her marriage to Brolin in 1998, Streisand recorded an album of love songs entitled A Love Like Ours the following year. … Read More
1999 57 Years Old On New Year's Eve 1999, Streisand returned to the concert stage, selling out in the first few hours, eight months before her return. … Read More
Streisand performed versions of the Timeless concert in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, in early 2000.


2003 61 Years Old Daniel Stern's 2003 Off-Broadway play Barbra's Wedding was set against the backdrop of Streisand's 1998 wedding to James Brolin. … Read More
In February 2006, Streisand recorded the song "Smile" alongside Tony Bennett at Streisand's Malibu home. … Read More
2007 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In the summer of 2007, Streisand gave concerts for the first time in continental Europe. … Read More
In February 2008, Forbes listed Streisand as the No.-2-earning female musician, between June 2006 and June 2007, with earnings of about $60 million.
On April 25, 2009, CBS aired Streisand's latest television special, Streisand: Live in Concert, highlighting the aforementioned featured stop from her 2006 North American tour, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
2010 68 Years Old On February 1, 2010, Streisand joined over eighty other artists in recording a new version of the 1985 charity single "We Are the World". … Read More
In 2011, she sang Somewhere from the Broadway musical West Side Story, with child prodigy Jackie Evancho, on Evancho's album Dream with Me.
2012 - 2013 4 More Events
In September 2014, she released Partners, a new album of duets that features collaborations with Elvis Presley, Andrea Bocelli, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel, Babyface, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, John Mayer, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Jason Gould. … Read More
Streisand has stated that she is writing her autobiography, but has stopped and started at various points. In May 2015, Viking Press announced it had bought Streisand's memoirs, which will cover her entire life and career, and would publish it in 2017.
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