Friday, October 29, 2010

Barbra Streisand: Biography of a Filmmaker

Streisand has accumulated Oscars, Emmys Grammys, and Tony nominations and awards on her way to becoming one of the most important female filmmakers of our time.

I have been a fan of Streisand’s for many years. I loved her soaring and powerful voice playing on my mother’s turntable long before I ever saw her in a film. Her role in Funny Girl cemented her in my heart and sparked a desire to pursue a career in the performing arts myself. I didn’t make it but Streisand did. And oh how she did.
Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 24, 1942, Streisand lost her father when she was just 15 months old. She has always had a strong work ethic and began by graduating from Erasmus High School in Brooklyn with honors 2 years ahead of her classmates. She then began singing in clubs around New York and by 1962 had won a role in I Can Get It for You Wholesale on Broadway. This was followed by the lead in the Read More

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