Her immense popularity matched only by her outspokenness, she became one of the most powerful women in show business, noted for her liberal politics and her philanthropy. Initially aspiring to be a dramatic actress, Streisand joined a summer theatre group in Malden Bridge, New York, and began studying acting while still in high school. After graduation she moved to Manhattan , where her first break came in when she sang at a small local nightclub and won an amateur talent contest and dropped the second a from her first name.
Who Is Barbra Streisand?
Barbra Streisand called me on a Tuesday afternoon. But once I got her on the line, the conversation flowed like melted butter. We also dipped back in time, discussing her experience directing movies at a time when few women were helming film sets, her first apartments in New York, and why it has taken her four years to finish her memoirs. Her tone was breezy, wise, and warm, that of a whimsical grande dame reflecting on her many adventures while still very much engaged in the present. She is about to welcome her first grandchild. I was reading that article in New York magazine about children, about kids—only a third of people ages eighteen to twenty-nine want to vote.
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In a career spanning six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment and became one of few entertainers who have been honored with an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. Streisand began her career by performing in nightclubs and Broadway theaters in the early s. Following her guest appearances on various television shows, she signed to Columbia Records and released her debut album, The Barbra Streisand Album It won two Grammy Awards , including Album of the Year. After becoming an established recording career artist in the s, Streisand ventured into film by the end of that decade. Streisand also received the Golden Globe Award for Best Director , becoming the first and to date only woman to win that award. Streisand is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time , with more than Billboard also recognizes her as the greatest female of all time on its chart and one of the greatest artists of all time on its Hot chart. Her mother had been a soprano in her youth and considered a career in music, but later became a school secretary.