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Barbra Streisand

Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. In a career spanning six decades, she hasachieved success in multiple fields of entertainment and has been recognized with two Academy Awards, ten Grammy Awards including theGrammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grammy Legend Award, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special TonyAward, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors prize, four Peabody Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and nineGolden Globes. She is among a small group of entertainers who have be ...read more

Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. In a career spanning six decades, she hasachieved success in multiple fields of entertainment and has been recognized with two Academy Awards, ten Grammy Awards including theGrammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grammy Legend Award, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special TonyAward, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors prize, four Peabody Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and nineGolden Globes. She is among a small group of entertainers who have been honored with an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award, and isone of only two artists in that group who have also won a Peabody. Streisand is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with more than 68.5 million albums in the U.S. and with a total of 150 millionalbums and singles sold worldwide, making her the best-selling female artist among top-selling artists recognized by the Recording IndustryAssociation of America. After beginning a successful recording career in the 1960s, Streisand ventured into film by the end of that decade. She starred in the criticallyacclaimed Funny Girl, for which she won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Her other films include TheOwl and the Pussycat, The Way We Were, and A Star Is Born, for which she received her second Academy Award, composingmusic for the love theme "Evergreen", the first woman to be honored as a composer. With the release of Yentl in 1983, Streisandbecame the first woman to write, produce, direct, and star in a major studio film. The film won an Oscar for Best Score and a Golden Globefor Best Motion Picture Musical; Streisand received the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the first (and to date only) woman to win thataward. The RIAA and Billboard recognize Streisand as holding the record for the most top 10 albums of any female recording artist: a total of34 since 1963. According to Billboard, Streisand holds the record for the female with the most number one albums (11). Billboardalso recognizes Streisand as the greatest female artist of all time on its Billboard 200 chart and one of the greatest artists of all time onits Hot 100 chart. Streisand is the only recording artist to have a number-one album in each of the last six decades, having released 53 goldalbums, 31 platinum albums, and 14 multi-platinum albums in the United States. « hide

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Yentl
1983

Guilty
1980

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Wet
1979

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The Way We Are
1974

Barbra Streisand...And Other Musical Instruments
1973

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