Barbra Streisand was born April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York. She is a legendary singer, actress and director who is one of the most successful entertainers in history. Her music career began in 1963 with her debut album, The Barbra Streisand Album, which went platinum. She has since recorded 32 more studio albums, most of which went gold, platinum or multi-platinum. Streisand's albums have been so successful that she was named the best-selling female artist of all time by the RIAA. In the course of her career, she has received more than 55 Grammy nominations, winning numerous Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, Best Female Vocal Performance, Song of the Year and others. She has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame three times, in 2004, 2006 and 2008. She also won the 1976 Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Original Song for the single “Evergreen.” Streisand made her film debut in 1968’s Funny Girl, for which she won the 1969 Best Actress Oscar and Golden Globe. She subsequently starred in hits such as Hello, Dolly!, What’s Up, Doc?, The Way We Were, The Main Event, Nuts and A Star Is Born. Streisand made her directorial debut with 1983’s Yentl, for which she won the Golden Globe for Best Director. She later directed the films The Mirror Has Two Faces and The Prince of Tides, the latter of which was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture. Streisand won the Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite, Female in 1970, 1971, 1975 and 1978. She won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in 1977, and in 2000, she was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She has also won five People's Choice Awards and four Emmys. Streisand has been married twice. She was married to actor Elliott Gould from 1963 to 1971, and they have one child together. On July 1, 1998, she married actor James Brolin. They have been together ever since.
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