Barbra Streisand was born on April 24, 1942. She is the daughter of Emanuel Streisand and Diana Rosen. She has one older brother, Sheldon Streisand, and a younger half-sister, Roslyn Kind. She is an actor, singer, producer, writer and director. Despite all of this, she hates to perform…more
Barbra is talked about a lot in the show South Park and also mentioned in a few of their songs.
In 2006, Barbra was listed in Forbes magazine as the fifth richest person in the music industry, with $US95.8 million in earnings. An average ticket for one of her concerts is approximately $US300.
Barbra had a brief fling with Elvis Presley in 1969.
Barbra joined the long list of celebrities lampooned by South Park. It happened in South Park episode 12 entitled Mecha-Streisand.
Barbra has a step-son by the name of Josh Brolin.
Barbra was voted the 54th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
Before Barbra hit the big time she used to be a switchboard operator.
Along with Barbra's many credits, she can also add the honor of being the female artist with the most albums sold in the US.
Barbra is the first person ever to win a Grammy, Emmy, Oscar and Tony Award.
Barbra proclaims she is a staunch Democrat and supported Al Gore when he ran for presidency in 2000.
Barbra says she is very good friends with Donna Karan.
Barbra's food passion is Chinese food and coffee ice cream.
Barbra and Shirley MacLaine share the same birthdays so they celebrate together every year.
Barbra's trademark is she constantly shows her own character's fingernails.
Under her belt, Barbra has 3 People's Choice awards, 2 Women in Film Crystal Awards and 2 ASCAP film and television music Awards.
Barbra also has won 8 Golden Globe Awards.
Included in Barbra's Awards are 5 Emmy Awards.
Barbra has accomplished many awards in her time. She has won two Oscar Awards.
Barbra and Neil Diamond attended the same high school together and sang in the same choir.
Barbra is good friends with fellow Jewish singer, Neil Diamond.
Barbra attended the Jewish school, Beis Yakov School in Brooklyn, NY.
Barbra is not only an actress, but also a director, writer, and singer.
Barbra is 5'5" tall.
Many call Barbra Babs.
Barbra was born Barbara Joan Streisand.
Barbra also gets credited for her work under the names Miss Barbra Streisand, or Ms. Streisand.
Barbra was born in Brooklyn, New York.
Barbra: You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
Barbra: Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?
Barbra: I was a personality before I became a person. I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.
Barbra: I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
Barbra: Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work ... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.
Barbra: I go by instinct - I don't worry about experience.
Barbra: How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.
Barbra: My biggest nightmare is I'm driving home and get sick and go to hospital. I say: 'Please help me.' And the people say: 'Hey, you look like ...' And I'm dying while they're wondering whether I'm Barbra Streisand.
Barbra: Oh God, don't envy me, I have my own pains.
Barbra: I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong.
Barbra: To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do - bad or good.
Barbra: The audience is the best judge of anything. They cannot be lied to. Truth brings them closer. A moment that lags - they're gonna cough.
Barbra: Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them - did you know that? Terribly discouraging.
Barbra: How could such a destructive man [George W. Bush] be so popular with the American people? Not only is he poisoning our air and water - he's poisoning our political system as well.
Barbra: We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities.
Barbra: It's like an American tradition. A person gets successful and then he's supposed to change for the worse. It's silly.
Barbra: I hated singing. I wanted to be an actress. But I don't think I'd have made it any other way.
Barbra: Why am I so famous? What am I doing right? What are the others doing wrong?
Barbra: What does it mean when people applaud? Should I give 'em money? Say thank you? Lift my dress? The lack of applause - that I can respond to.
Barbra: I don't know why it is that we need to denigrate, to knock down. It's so unhealthy for the culture. It's so sick.
Barbra: I'm not that ambitious any more. I just like my privacy. I wish I really wasn't talked about at all.
Barbra: Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression.
Barbra: I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me.
Barbra: I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.
Barbra: I find bringing the country to the brink of war unilaterally five weeks before an election questionable - and very, very frightening.
Barbra: A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it.
Barbra: Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men?
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