Barbra Streisand: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : Singer and actress, Director and producer
  • Real name : Barbara Joan Streisand
  • Sign : Taurus
  • Date of birth : Friday 24 April 1942 (age: 79)
  • Country: United States

Barbra Streisand has been the quintessential artist, worldwide, for over 50 years. In addition to two Oscars, this singer, actress, director and producer has accumulated all the distinctions in a breathtaking career.

Barbara Joan Streisand, known as Barbra Streisand, was born on April 24, 1942 in New York City to an Ashkenazi Jewish family. She was only 1 year old when her father died. A few years later, the teenager, attracted by the show business, wins her first radio contest in 1960.

If her vocal abilities upset the profession, she also surprised in the theater where, in 1962, she won the award for best actress. Immediately popular singer in the United States, she scoured the most prestigious halls with the Broadway standards of the 1920s, those of the jazz of the 1950s and those of the rock of the 1960s. Her favorite songs, “Hello Dolly” and “Funny Lady”, were a huge success in France in the early 1970s.

Barbra Streisand holds the record for the number of albums in the “top ten” since 1963. She obtained no less than 51 gold records, 30 platinum records, and 13 multi-platinum records in the United States. Solicited by the greatest, she turns in the cinema every year, embodies in 1973 at the sides of her friend Robert Redford a subtle heroine and of character for the famous film ” Our most beautiful years “. She often sings in duet with Ray Charles.

From 1963 to 1971, Barbra Streisand was married to the actor Elliot Gould, with whom she had a son, Jason Gould.

Sensitive and eclectic star, Barbra Streisand supports Hillary Clinton in the 2008 American presidential primaries. In love with France, in 2007, she received from Nicolas Sarkozy at the Élysée Palace the insignia of Officer of the Legion of Honor for forty-seven years of a dazzling career, which she continues to pursue in music and on the screen.