Barbra Streisand

Singer-Songwriter, Actress Barbra Streisand

Barbra Joan Streisand is an American singer, actress, 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 Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.
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That Time Barbra Streisand Called In Sick To The Grammys And Celine Dion Saved The Day
Huffington Post - 23 days
In 1998, we were all hungry for a diva vs. diva showdown. Twenty years later, the two stars want to set the record straight.
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Barbra Streisand Slams Golden Globes For Lack Of Female Best Director Winners
Huffington Post - about 1 month
"Folks, time's up!"
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Barbra Streisand calls out Trump's tax plan, says Hollywood and others will be 'punished'
Fox News - about 1 month
Hollywood legend, Barbra Streisand, took to Twitter on Thursday to share her thoughts about Trump and the GOP’s new tax plan.
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Beyonce, Clooney, Streisand to headline Harvey telethon September 12
Yahoo News - 6 months
Singer Beyonce and actor George Clooney will headline a telethon to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which has displaced more than 1 million people in Texas, organizers said on Tuesday. "Hand in Hand," a Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, will air live on September 12 from Los Angeles, New York and Nashville on broadcast networks ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC as well as cable music channel CMT and digital platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The broadcast, which will air live on the U.S. East Coast at 8 p.m. EDT (midnight GMT) and replay on the West Coast at 8 p.m. PST, will include musical performances, taped messages and live appearances from a host of celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, actors Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Julia Roberts, and singers Barbra Streisand, Blake Shelton and George Strait.
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8 Things Every Broadway Fan Should Watch, Read Or See Before The Tonys
Huffington Post - 8 months
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A 'Drag Race' Queen Kicks Off Pride By Re-Creating A Queer Classic
Huffington Post - 9 months
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Alexis Michelle kicked off Pride month in the “gayest” way possible, teaming up with Broadway’s Andrew Keenan-Bolger for a spirited take on “Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again.”  The tune is a perfect pick for Pride, of course, given its history. In 1963, Judy Garland and a 21-year-old Barbra Streisand performed the duet on “The Judy Garland Show,” and it remains a staple of queer playlists 54 years later.  Michelle, 32, will return to New York nightspot Feinstein’s/54 Below June 13 for a special Pride installment of “It Takes A Woman... An Evening with Alexis Michelle.” The show, which features musical direction by Brandon James Gwinn, sees the drag queen tackling songs from Broadway musicals such as “Cabaret,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “La Cage aux Folles,” as well as hits by Streisand and Lady Gaga.    “I fell in love with theater when I was 5 years old,” Michelle, whose real name is Alex Michaels, told HuffPost in May. “The best ...
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CNN Names Ivanka Trump Most Powerful U.S. Jewish Woman. Twitter Says Hell No.
Huffington Post - 9 months
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For Her New Act, A 'Drag Race' Queen Becomes A Broadway Chanteuse
Huffington Post - 10 months
Growing up in New York, Alexis Michelle aspired to be a Broadway star. As is the case for many aspiring thespians, however, Michelle would make a few detours while pursuing a career on the stage. What she couldn’t have predicted, however, was that one of those detours would turn out to be her lucky break. The 32-year-old performer landed a coveted spot on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” after eight grueling auditions – and, true to form, is bringing her love of Broadway to the show’s ninth (and current) season. “A career in theater has always been the end game for me, and doing drag has always been a natural accompaniment,” Michelle, whose real name is Alex Michaels, told HuffPost. “I’ve always considered myself an actor first.” Of course, Michelle hasn’t been shy about showcasing her theatrical chops on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” At the VH1 show’s March 7 premiere party in New York, she performed “All That Jazz” from “Chicago” with the full Bob Fosse choreography and a host ...
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Streisand ponders 'what might have been' with Clinton - ABC News
Google News - 10 months
Streisand ponders 'what might have been' with Clinton ABC News Barbra Streisand usually talks to her audience, but Saturday night she had a special message for two guests: Bill and Hillary Clinton. Streisand gave former president and former Democratic presidential candidate much more than a shout out at her ... and more »
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Hey President Trump, Even Dictators Tolerate Negative Media Coverage
Huffington Post - 10 months
On Sunday, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus made a shocking threat: President Trump’s administration is exploring changes to libel laws that protect free speech. Priebus warned that the press should “be more responsible with how they report the news.” His statement on the ABC program ‘The Week’ came on the heels of Trump’s speech in Pennsylvania Saturday night in which he condemned the media, calling reporters “very dishonest people.” Trump held the rally instead of attending the White House Correspondents Association dinner, whose theme was free speech. Traditionally, presidents submit to being lampooned at the annual event, which Trump attended before becoming commander-in-chief. The last time a commander-in-chief missed the dinner was in 1981, when President Reagan called in instead of attending in person because he was recovering from an assassination attempt. But Trump has proven to have remarkable difficulty tolerating negative media commentary. He has referred ...
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14 Movies We're Thrilled To See At This Year's Tribeca Film Festival
Huffington Post - 10 months
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See Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga In First Still From 'A Star Is Born' Remake
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Celebrities Mourn Don Rickles After His Death: '90 Years Weren't Enough'
Huffington Post - 11 months
Some know him as a classic comic. Others remember him voicing Mr. Potato Head in “Toy Story.” However you look at it, Don Rickles was a legendary entertainer. It’s no secret that the comedian and actor was celebrated among his peers. Everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Tina Fey came out to roast him for Spike’s “An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” in 2014. And now, he’s being celebrated once again. After news broke that Rickles died in his Los Angeles home at the age of 90 on Thursday, many who knew him, including Billy Crystal, Jim Carrey and Danny DeVito, took to Twitter to mourn the loss and praise his impact on comedy: Don Rickles has passed away. A giant loss. — Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) April 6, 2017 Don once begged me for a couple of bucks then told me to twist myself into a pretzel. Ego slayer! Comic Everest! Spank you, Mr Rickles. ;^) — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 6, 2017 A God died today. Don Rickles, we did not ...
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Clevelander and Famed Music Producer Tommy LiPuma Has Died
NPR - 11 months
A native Clevelander who became one the world’s most renowned music producers has died. Tommy LiPuma died yesterday in New York City at the age of 80. After leaving Cleveland in the early 1960s to work in the record industry, he was nominated for more than 30 Grammy Awards and won three. "Breezin'" by George Benson is one of the hits LiPuma produced along with songs across the musical spectrum by Al Jarreau, Willie Nelson, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole and others. Adam Leach is senior director of libraries and archives at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum . He recalls a jazz recording LiPuma produced at Cuyahoga Community College during last year’s Tri-C Jazz Fest . Leach says it included a unique LiPuma attribute. “He sat in the middle of the room with the musicians. He always wanted to be part of the band in a sense and hear it and feel it with the musicians who were recording with him. And I think that set him apart from a lot of the producers who sit behind the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Barbra Streisand
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 73
    In May 2016, Streisand announced the upcoming album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway to be released in August following a nine-city concert tour, Barbra: The Music, The Mem'ries, The Magic, including performances in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and a return to her hometown of Brooklyn.
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    In April 2016, it was reported that Streisand was in advanced negotiations to star in and produce the film, which will be directed by Barry Levinson and distributed by STX Entertainment.
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  • 2015
    Age 72
    In November 2015, President Barack Obama announced that Streisand would receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award of the United States.
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    She also received the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Board of Governors Award, the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast, and came first in the 1010 Wins Iconic Celebrity Poll by CBS in 2015.
    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.
  • 2014
    Age 71
    In celebrating Streisand's 72nd birthday in 2014, Marie Claire wrote, "She is an icon in every sense of the world.
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    In 2014, Streisand was on one of eight different New York Magazine covers celebrating the magazine's "100 Years, 100 Songs, 100 Nights: A Century of Pop Music in New York".
    Barbra Streisand is set to direct the historical drama Catherine the Great, a feature biopic about the 18th-century Russian empress, based on the top 2014 Black List script, produced by Gil Netter.
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    It was also certified gold in November 2014 and platinum in January 2015, thus becoming Streisand's 52nd gold and 31st Platinum album, more than any other female artist in history.
    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.
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  • 2013
    Age 70
    In June 2013 she helped celebrate the 90th birthday of Shimon Peres held at Jerusalem's international convention center.
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    In June 2013 she gave two concerts in Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv.
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  • 2012
    Age 69
    The concert included musical tributes by Streisand to Donna Summer and Marvin Hamlisch, both of whom had died earlier in 2012.
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    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 Barclays Center (and part of her current Barbra Live tour) in her native Brooklyn (her first-ever public performance in her home borough).
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  • 2011
    Age 68
    In 2011, she was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year by the Grammy Foundation for her artistic achievement in the music industry.
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    Streisand was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year on February 11, 2011, two days prior to the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
    In 2011, she sang Somewhere from the Broadway musical West Side Story, with child prodigy Jackie Evancho, on Evancho's album Dream with Me.
  • 2010
    Age 67
    On February 1, 2010, Streisand joined over eighty other artists in recording a new version of the 1985 charity single "We Are the World".
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  • 2009
    Age 66
    Sound clips of Streisand's heated exchange with a supporter of former U.S. president George W. Bush were sampled in the 2009 Lucian Piane dance song "Bale Out", making it sound as if she were arguing with actor Christian Bale (whose recorded outbursts during the filming of Terminator Salvation were the centerpiece of the song).
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    On October 2, 2009, Streisand made her British television performance debut with an interview on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross to promote the album.
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    On September 29, 2009, Streisand and Columbia Records released her newest studio album, Love is the Answer, produced by Diana Krall.
    On September 26, 2009, Streisand performed a one-night-only show at the Village Vanguard in New York City's Greenwich Village.
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    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.
  • 2008
    Age 65
    On December 7, 2008, she visited the White House as part of the ceremonies.
    Streisand is one of the recipients of the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors.
    On November 17, 2008, Streisand returned to the studio to begin recording what would be her sixty-third album and it was announced that Diana Krall was producing the album.
    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.
  • 2007
    Age 64
    In 2007, French President Nicolas Sarkozy presented Streisand with Legion of Honour, the highest decoration in France, and President George W. Bush presented her Kennedy Center Honors, the highest recognition of cultural achievement.
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    In the summer of 2007, Streisand gave concerts for the first time in continental Europe.
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  • 2006
    Age 63
    In 2006, Streisand donated $1 million to the William J. Clinton Foundation in support of former President Bill Clinton's climate change initiative.
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    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.
    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.
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    In 2006, Streisand announced her intent to tour again, in an effort to raise money and awareness for multiple issues.
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    In February 2006, Streisand recorded the song "Smile" alongside Tony Bennett at Streisand's Malibu home.
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  • 2003
    Age 60
    Daniel Stern's 2003 Off-Broadway play Barbra's Wedding was set against the backdrop of Streisand's 1998 wedding to James Brolin.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 57
    In 2000, President Bill Clinton presented Streisand with the National Medal of Arts,the highest honor specifically given for achievement in the arts, and Library of Congress Living Legend, she also received the highest honor for a career in film AFI Life Achievement Award from American Film Institute and Liberty and Justice Award from Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Gracie Allen Award,First Annual Jewish Image Awards in 2001, and Humanitarian Award "for her years of leadership, vision, and activism in the fight for civil liberties, including religion, race, gender equality and freedom of speech, as well as all aspects of gay rights" from Human Rights Campaign in 2004.
    In advance of four concerts (two each in Los Angeles and New York) in September 2000, Streisand announced that she was retiring from playing public concerts.
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    Streisand performed versions of the Timeless concert in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, in early 2000.
  • 1999
    Age 56
    On New Year's Eve 1999, Streisand returned to the concert stage, selling out in the first few hours, eight months before her return.
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  • 1998
    Age 55
    Her second husband is actor James Brolin, whom she married on July 1, 1998.
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    Following her marriage to Brolin in 1998, Streisand recorded an album of love songs entitled A Love Like Ours the following year.
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  • 1997
    Age 54
    In 1997, she finally returned to the recording studio, releasing Higher Ground, a collection of songs of a loosely inspirational nature which also featured a duet with Céline Dion.
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  • 1996
    Age 53
    In 1996, Streisand released "I Finally Found Someone" as a duet with Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams.
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  • 1993
    Age 50
    In September 1993, Streisand announced her first public concert appearances in 27 years (if one does not count her Las Vegas nightclub performances between 1969 and 1972).
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    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".
    During this time, Streisand finally returned to the recording studio and released Back to Broadway in June 1993.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 49
    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 45
    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.
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  • 1986
    Age 43
    After releasing the live album One Voice in 1986, Streisand was set to release another album of Broadway songs in 1988.
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  • 1985
    Age 42
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1980
    Age 37
    In 1980, she released her best-selling effort to date, the Barry Gibb-produced Guilty.
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  • 1974
    Age 31
    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?
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 28
    In 1971, Streisand was one of the celebrities listed on President Richard Nixon's infamous Enemies List.
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    Her vocal talents prevailed, and she gained newfound success with the pop and ballad-oriented Richard Perry-produced album Stoney End in 1971.
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  • 1970
    Age 27
    In 1970, she received a Special Tony Award named Star of the Decade,and selected as Star of the Decade by the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) in 1980, Star of Decade by NATO/ShowWest and President's Award by NARM in 1988.
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  • 1969
    Age 26
    In 1969 and 1970, Streisand dated Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
    From a period beginning in 1969 and ending in 1980, Streisand appeared in Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll, 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.
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    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.
  • 1965
    Age 22
    From 1965 to 1967 she appeared in her first four solo television specials.
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  • 1964
    Age 21
    Streisand was presented Distinguished Merit Award by Mademoiselle in 1964, and selected as Miss Ziegfeld in 1965.
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    In 1964 Streisand was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical but lost to Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly!
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    Streisand returned to Broadway in 1964 with an acclaimed performance as entertainer Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Winter Garden Theatre.
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  • 1963
    Age 20
    Streisand has been married twice. Her first husband was actor Elliott Gould, to whom she was married from 1963 until 1971.
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    She ended that breakthrough year of 1963 by performing one-night concerts in Indianapolis, San Jose, Chicago, Sacramento, and Los Angeles.
    Her first album, The Barbra Streisand Album in early 1963, made the top 10 on the Billboard chart and won three Grammy Awards.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1962
    Age 19
    In December 1962 she made the first of a number of appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, was later a cohost on the Mike Douglas Show, and made an impact on a number of Bob Hope specials.
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    Johnny Carson had her on the Tonight Show half a dozen times in 1962 and 1963, and she became a favorite of his television audience and himself personally.
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    In May 1962, Streisand appeared on The Garry Moore Show, where she sang "Happy Days Are Here Again" for the first time.
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  • 1961
    Age 18
    Her appearance with Orson Bean and his other guest Phyllis Diller on The Tonight Show was preserved by kinescope and has been viewed online by many people who were not alive in 1961.
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    Later in 1961, before she was cast in Another Evening With Harry Stoones, she became a semi-regular on PM East/PM West, a talk/variety series hosted by Mike Wallace and Joyce Davidson.
    Streisand's first television appearance was on The Tonight Show, then credited to its usual host Jack Paar. She was seen during an April 1961 episode on which Orson Bean substituted for Paar.
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    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.
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  • 1960
    Age 17
    It became her first professional engagement, in September 1960, where she was the opening act for comedian Phyllis Diller.
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    She took a job as an usher at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater for The Sound of Music, early in 1960.
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  • 1959
    Age 16
    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.
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  • 1957
    Age 14
    During the summer of 1957 she got her first stage experience as a walk-on at the Playhouse in Malden Bridge, New York.
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  • 1955
    Age 12
    She attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn in 1955 where she became an honor student in modern history, English, and Spanish.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 6
    She has an older brother, Sheldon, and a half-sister, the singer Roslyn Kind, from her mother's remarriage to Louis Kind in 1949.
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  • 1943
    Age 0
    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.
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  • 1942
    Born
    Barbara Joan Streisand was born on April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Diana (born Ida Rosen) and Emanuel Streisand.
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