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The Transformation Of Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand became an American icon through her many talents. Known primarily as a singer, this legend "became the only singer to land a No. 1 album in six successive decades," according to The New York Times. But showing her true versatility, Streisand dominated in all forms of entertainment. She started out as a Broadway star for "Funny Girl," and quickly moved into TV and film. Her role in the movie version of "Funny Girl" earned her an Oscar.

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    The Transformation Of Barbra Streisand

    The Transformation Of Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand became an American icon through her many talents. Known primarily as a singer, this legend "became the only singer to land a No. 1 album in six successive decades," according to The New York Times. But showing her true versatility, Streisand dominated in all forms of entertainment. She started out as a Broadway star for "Funny Girl," and quickly moved into TV and film. Her role in the movie version of "Funny Girl" earned her an Oscar. In fact, she even landed the four major entertainment awards — an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. This makes her part of a rare group of "EGOT" winners, Vogue reported.

    Tragic Details About Barbra Streisand

    Tragic Details About Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand was always destined to be a huge star. She knew she had "the voice," as Oprah Winfrey once called it, when she was as young as 5 or 6, and she went on to star in multiple Broadway shows and movies, as well as direct, produce, and write. In addition to reprising her stage role of Fanny Brice in the 1968 film adaptation of "Funny Girl," Streisand has worked on such huge film projects as the 1976 "A Star Is Born" remake and 1983's "Yentl," has released a jaw-dropping number of albums, culminating with "Walls" in 2018 (at least, at the time of this writing), and has long enjoyed one of the most loyal fanbases in the world. Not to mention, Streisand and husband James Brolin have boasted one of Hollywood's most enduring marriages since 1998.

    The Shady Side Of Barbra Streisand

    The Shady Side Of Barbra Streisand

    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of a diva is either "a famous female singer of popular music" or "a self-important person who is temperamental and difficult to please." With 150 million record sales, 11 Billboard chart-topping albums and 46 Grammy nominations to her name, Barbra Streisand certainly fits the former. And according to many who have had the pleasure, or perhaps the misfortune, of working with her, the "Yentl" star fits the latter down to a tee, too.

    A Timeline Of Barbra Streisand's Love Life

    A Timeline Of Barbra Streisand's Love Life

    Barbra Streisand is one of the most inimitable stars of all time. Performing professionally since she was 19, Streisand has a decades long career behind her and she is not stopping soon. Her work in TV, film, music, and stage has earned her Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and "a special Tony Award in 1970," per The Hollywood Reporter. But as famous as she is for her roles in iconic romances, including "A Star is Born," "Funny Girl," or her directorial and acting masterpiece "Yentl," for a while, Streisand excelled in her career but not her dating life.

    The Real Reason Barbra Streisand And Elliott Gould Divorced

    The Real Reason Barbra Streisand And Elliott Gould Divorced

    In 1961, two young actors met during auditions for the Broadway musical "I Can Get It For You Wholesale." One of them, Elliott Gould, had been cast as the show's leading man. The other, Barbra Streisand, was auditioning for a role in it and was understandably nervous — she was still new to this business. As Gould told "CBS Sunday Morning," following her audition she "was very flummoxed" about the next steps and ended up just giving out her number to everyone that happened to be in the room. "I remembered her number and I called her," he said. "And [then] we got married and we had a son and we had a great life."

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