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Who Is Barbra Streisand?
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. An immediate sensation, she made frequent television appearances, notably on The Judy Garland Show, and, beginning in , released a series of best-selling record albums that featured vibrant and original interpretations of popular songs. Her first solo album, The Barbra Streisand Album , won Grammy Awards for album of the year and best female vocal performance—the first two of many. Streisand established herself as a major Broadway star in the career-making role of Fanny Brice in the musical Funny Girl
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. I read that same article. When I dedicated my new album to the young people, I was thinking about the Parkland students , getting out there and speaking up and rallying and singing and just making themselves heard, you know? What did he tweet today? Something about, if you want the stock market to go down, vote for Democrats?
Barbra Streisand didn't attend college; instead, she moved to Manhattan and worked as a cabaret singer. Her Broadway debut led to a recording contract and a long series of gold records. Over her career, she has mastered nearly every entertainment medium available and won numerous awards. Her mother then remarried in , to used-car salesman Louis Kind, while Streisand was away at camp.