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From A Funny Girl A Star Is Born

A funny girl, a funny lady, a star, a singer, an actress, a director, an icon, a living legend. All these terms apply to one woman: Barbra Streisand.

Born in Brooklyn, New York from humble beginnings, she climbed her way up through the fickle industry that is showbusiness. Although initially she wanted to be an actress, it was her amazing voice that was noticed first, and got her booked in multiple nightclubs. From there, Broadway beckoned, which eventually led her to Hollywood.

She has played many memorable roles, including Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Dolli Levi in Hello Dolly!, Esther Hoffman in A Star is Born, and Dr. Susan Lowenstein in The Prince of Tides, and of course Yentl, which was also her directorial debut.

But moreover, some of her music has become unforgettable and icon, like Evergreen, Don’t Rain on My Parade, People, and Woman in Love. She has sung duets with among others Neil Diamond, Donna Summer, Barry Gibb, and Celine Dion.

After releasing 35 albums, as well as 117 singles of which 5 reached number 1, playing in 19 movies and 2 acclaimed Broadway shows, presenting 17 TV specials, she is one of a handful of entertainers who have reached the EGOT: 5 Emmys, 9 Grammys, 2 Oscars and a Tony Award. She also has received 9 Golden Globes, including one as Director for her movie Yentl.

Her life story is one of perseverance, going against the grain while following her own instincts, which has led her to be a star who has become iconic.