Friday, April 26, 2013

April 24...Barbra Streisand’s birthday

April 24—Today is Barbra Streisand’s birthday. What is your favorite Barbra Streisand song or movie?

Barbra Streisand, an actress, singer, director, composer, producer, designer, author, photographer, and activist, is the only artist ever to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts, and Peabody Awards and France’s Legion d’honneur as well as the American Film Institue’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  She is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors.

Streisand won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actress in “Funny Girl,” the first motion picture she starred in.

Streisand is the only performer to have number one albums in five consecutive decades.  Of her 51 gold albums, she has had 30 go platinum and 18 go multi-platinum.

Along with these talents, Streisand is the founder of The Streisand Foundation, which has given millions of dollars to non-profit organizations, and she often raises money through her performances.

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