Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Highest Rated: 100% On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

Lowest Rated: 9% Little Fockers (2010)

Birthday: Apr 24, 1942

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 egotistical 40-year-old Streisand's pla

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% David Foster: Off the Record Actor 2019
No Score Yet Barbra: The Music...The Mem'ries...The Magic! Screenwriter Director Executive Producer Actor 2017
No Score Yet Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Actor 2013
37% The Guilt Trip Joyce Brewster Executive Producer $37.2M 2012
97% Paul Williams Still Alive Barbra Streisand $38.1K 2012
9% 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 Celine Dion: Au Coeur Du Stade Actor 2001
No Score Yet Barbra Streisand: Timeless: Live in Concert Actor Director 2001
No Score Yet What Makes a Family Executive Producer 2001
No Score Yet Varian's War Producer Executive 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
55% The Mirror Has Two Faces Producer Director Rose Morgan 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
69% The Prince of Tides Dr. Susan Lowenstein Producer Director 1991
No Score Yet Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones Actor 1990
33% 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
65% Yentl Director Screenwriter Yentl Producer 1983
33% All Night Long Cheryl Gibbons 1981
40% The Main Event Hillary Kramer Producer 1979
37% A Star is Born Esther Hoffman Executive Producer 1976
33% Funny Lady Fanny Brice 1975
50% For Pete's Sake Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins 1974
65% 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
60% 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
43% 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

Credit
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
2003
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
2009
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Producer Appearing Executive Producer Screenwriter Director Performer 2013
2008
2005
No Score Yet Dr. Phil
2002
Guest 2012
No Score Yet The Living Century
2003
Executive Producer

QUOTES FROM Barbra Streisand CHARACTERS

Joyce Brewster says: I want the salad dressin' on the side... it's a weight watchers thing.

Rose Morgan says: By the way, would telling you now that I want sex tonight be enough of a warning?

Rose Morgan says: I tell you what I envy about people in love - I'd love it if someone knew me, I mean really knew me. What I like, what I'm afraid of, what kind of toothpaste I use.

Fanny Brice says: Hello, gorgeous.

Joyce Brewster says: If all the kids in the world were lined up and I was to pick one kid for myself Andy, it will always be you.

Andy Brewster says: I wouldn't let you pick anyone else mom.

Joyce Brewster says: Don't you see Andy? It was always you. You're the love of my life baby

Joyce Brewster says: Don't you see Andy? It was always you. You're the love of my life baby.

Joyce Brewster says: You ungrateful little shit

Joyce Brewster says: You ungrateful little shit.

Joyce Brewster says: Who the hell are you?

Andy Brewster says: Mom, you're in the wrong car!

Joyce Brewster says: You want to drive to drive cross country with me?

Andy Brewster says: Yeah! No!

Joyce Brewster says: "You know how I can eat!"

Joyce Brewster says: You know how I can eat!

Henry says: " He should give you an electrolysis Helen. So the brotherhood of TV dealers won't think that old Fred is shacked up with a fat old grizzly bear".

Henry says: He should give you an electrolysis Helen. So the brotherhood of TV dealers won't think that old Fred is shacked up with a fat old grizzly bear.

Yentl/Anshel says: "Nothing's Impossible"

Yentl/Anshel says: Nothing's Impossible.

Howard Bannister says: What are you doing? This is a one way street!

Judy Maxwell says: We're only going one way.

Judy Maxwell says: I know I'm different, but from now on I'm going to try and be the same.

Howard Bannister says: The same as what?

Judy Maxwell says: The same as people who aren't different.

Katie Morosky says: People ARE their principles!

Dr. Susan Lowenstein says: I gotta find me a nice Jewish boy. You guys are killin' me.

Judy Maxwell says: But you know something Steve? Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Howard Bannister says: ...That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

Howard Bannister says: That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

Eunice Burns says: Don't you know the meaning of propriety?

Judy Maxwell says: Propriety? Noun. Conformity to established standards of behavior or manners, suitability, rightness or justice. See etiquette.

Judy Maxwell says: Eunice. That's a person named Eunice?

Judy Maxwell says: Eunice? That's a person named Eunice?

Fanny Brice says: Ziegfeld is waiting for me... you were wrong, Mrs. Strakosh.

Fanny Brice says: Ziegfeld is waiting for me. For me! You see, you were wrong, Mrs. Strakosh.

Rose Morgan says: Mom, how did it feel?

Hannah Morgan says: What?

Rose Morgan says: Being beautiful? Having people look at you with such... admiration?

Rose Morgan says: Being beautiful? Having people look at you with such admiration?

Hannah Morgan says: It was wonderful.

Fanny Brice says: Hello, gorgeous!