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Barbra Streisand

Lowest Rated:   10% Little Fockers (2010)
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Birthplace:   Brooklyn, New York, USA
One of the world's most popular singers, an award-winning, versatile actress of stage, feature film, and television, a distinguished filmmaker, and a major producer, Barbra Streisand reigns as the grande dame of American entertainment. Born on April 24th, 1942, Streisand was raised in a middle-class Brooklyn household, the daughter of a high school teacher father who died when Streisand was a baby, and a mother who dreamed of the stage, she graduated from high school two years ahead of her classmates. As a young woman, Streisand attended acting classes and worked various odd jobs and in nightclubs, until she won a Greenwich Village talent contest. She landed her first major acting job in the 1962 Broadway musical I Can Get It for Your Wholesale and stole the show with her portrayal of frowsy secretary Miss Marmelstein. The 21-year-old subsequently debuted on Judy Garland's television show, opposite Garland's daughter Liza Minnelli and Broadway institution Ethel Merman. Streisand's powerful, clear soprano, charisma, and unusual looks made her the perfect choice in Jule Styne's and Bob Merrill's musical Funny Girl in 1964. Essaying the life of another great performer, comedienne/singer/actress Fanny Brice, the young performer became the hottest actress on the Great White Way and a bona fide star, after a highly rated television special, My Name Is Barbra (1965), for which she received two Emmy awards. Streisand's Oscar-winning performance in the film version of Funny Girl assured her a prominent place in the Hollywood heavens. As previously mentioned, the plain-looking Streisand seemed an unlikely candidate for movie stardom, but as her character Fanny blossomed onscreen from an awkward girl from a poor Jewish neighborhood to a self-assured national star, so did Streisand successfully grow to possess a certain womanly loveliness, although hers has always been an interesting rather than a classical beauty. In 1969, she played the irrepressible Dolly Levi in the film version of Jerry Herman's smash hit musical Hello Dolly! (1969). Superficially, Streisand was too young to play the middle-aged matchmaker, but with her strong comedic abilities and powerful voice, she carried the role off with aplomb. Unfortunately, the film didn't click with audiences and neither did her third film, the romantic musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970). In film, she had greater success when she starred opposite George Segal in the romantic comedy The Owl and the Pussycat (1970) and Ryan O'Neal in Peter Bogdonavich's classic screwball comedy What's Up Doc? (1972). The latter was a huge success and led to a far less successful re-pairing with O'Neal in The Main Event (1979). In 1972, Streisand showed her dramatic side in the complex story of a troubled housewife, Up the Sandbox, following it with the smash hit romantic melodrama, The Way We Were (1973), in which Streisand starred opposite another 1970s icon, Robert Redford. The film was named one of the year's top ten by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures and the title song, written by Marvin Hamlisch, provided Streisand with a major hit and earned Hamlisch an Oscar for Best Song. In 1975, Streisand reprised the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Lady, an uneven chronicle of Brice's later years that had far fewer sparkling moments than the original, but still produced a memorable soundtrack, filled with classic Billy Rose songs. Streisand, who for years had been controlling almost every aspect of her recordings, decided to take the reigns as an executive producer for her 1976 remake and update of A Star Is Born. Co-starring Kris Kristofferson and sparing no expense, the musical drama received decidedly mixed reviews; the subsequent soundtrack album was a much bigger hit. In 1983, Streisand caused a controversy when she announced that she would direct, produce, write, and star in her own feature, Yentl. The brouhaha centered around the notoriously egotisti

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
  • Actor
2013
38% The Guilt Trip
  • Executive Producer
  • Joyce Brewster
$37.2M 2012
97% Paul Williams Still Alive
  • Barbra Streisand
$38.1k 2012
10% Little Fockers
  • Roz Focker
$148.4M 2010
No Score Yet Barbra Streisand: One Night Only
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Barbra Streisand - Live In Concert 2006
  • Director
2009
No Score Yet No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Tony Bennett: An American Classic
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Judy Garland - Judy Duets
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Barbra Streisand: The Concert: Live at the MGM Grand
  • Actor
2004
39% Meet the Fockers
  • Roz Focker
$279.2M 2004
No Score Yet Barbra Streisand: Timeless: Live in Concert
  • Director
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Celine Dion: Au Coeur Du Stade
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet What Makes a Family
  • Executive Producer
2001
No Score Yet Varian's War
  • Producer
2000
No Score Yet Harold Arlen: Somewhere over the Rainbow
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Couples
  • Executive Producer
1998
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Women
  • Executive Producer
1997
53% The Mirror Has Two Faces
  • Director
  • Rose Morgan
  • Producer
1996
No Score Yet Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story
  • Producer
1995
No Score Yet Barbra Streisand: Live at the Arrowhead Pond 1994
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Academy Award Winners, The First 50 Years: Volume 10 - Hollywood Comes to Age
  • Actor
1994
73% The Prince of Tides
  • Director
  • Dr. Susan Lowenstein
  • Producer
1991
No Score Yet Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones
  • Actor
1990
38% Nuts
  • Claudia Draper
  • Producer
1987
No Score Yet Barbra Streisand - One Voice
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Barbra Streisand: Putting it Together - The Making of "The Broadway Album"
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Judy Garland: The Concert Years
  • Actor
1985
73% Yentl
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Yentl
  • Screenwriter
1983
29% All Night Long
  • Cheryl Gibbons
1981
38% The Main Event
  • Producer
  • Hillary Kramer
1979
31% A Star is Born
  • Executive Producer
  • Esther Hoffman
1976
44% Funny Lady
  • Fanny Brice
1975
57% For Pete's Sake
  • Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins
1974
63% The Way We Were
  • Katie Morosky
1973
No Score Yet Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments
  • Actor
1973
90% What's Up, Doc?
  • Judy Maxwell
1972
No Score Yet Up the Sandbox
  • Margaret Reynolds
1972
100% On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
  • Daisy Gamble
1970
80% The Owl and the Pussycat
  • Doris
1970
41% Hello, Dolly!
  • Dolly Levi
1969
93% Funny Girl
  • Fanny Brice
1968
No Score Yet Barbra Streisand - The Belle of 14th Street
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Barbra Streisand - Color Me Barbra
  • Actor
1966
No Score Yet Barbra Streisand - The Television Specials
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Barbra Streisand - My Name is Barbra
  • Actor
1965

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Appearing
  • Performer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2013
  • 2008
  • 2005

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