34 Facts About Barbara Streisand

1. Barbara Streisand's was recognized as one of the top gay icons of the past three decades by Gay Times.

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2. In 2006, Barbara Streisand was one of honorees at Oprah Winfrey's white-tie Legends Ball.

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3. In 2014, Barbara Streisand was on one of eight different New York Magazine covers celebrating the magazine's "100 Years, 100 Songs, 100 Nights: A Century of Pop Music in New York".

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4. Barbara Streisand's was accorded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2013.

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5. Barbara Streisand's was awarded Filmmaker of the Year Award for "lifetime achievement in filmmaking" by ShowEast and Peabody Award in 1996, Christopher Award in 1998.

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6. Barbara Streisand's was honored with the Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award from the ASCAP in 1994 and the Peabody Award in 1995, the same year she was accorded an Honorary Doctorate in Arts and Humanities by Brandeis University.

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7. Barbara Streisand's received Breakthrough Awards for "making films that portray women with serious complexity" at the Women, Men and Media symposium in 1991.

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8. In 1984, Barbara Streisand was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award for outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry.

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9. In 1984, Barbara Streisand donated the Emanuel Barbara Streisand Building for Jewish Studies to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in the Mount Scopus campus, in memory of her father, an educator and scholar who died when she was young.

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10. Barbara Streisand's is the godmother of his daughters, Caleigh Peters and Skye Peters.

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11. Barbara Streisand's hears a melody and takes it in, learning it quickly.

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12. Barbara Streisand's reprised the role of Roz Focker alongside Dustin Hoffman.

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13. In December 2010, Barbara Streisand appeared in Little Fockers, the third film from the Meet the Parents trilogy.

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14. In 2004, Barbara Streisand made a return to film acting after an eight-year hiatus, in the comedy Meet the Fockers, playing opposite Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Blythe Danner and Robert De Niro.

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15. Barbara Streisand's earned her second Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song "Evergreen", from A Star Is Born in 1976, in which she starred.

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16. On October 11, 2012, Barbara Streisand gave a three-hour concert performance before a crowd of 18,000 as part of the ongoing inaugural events of Barclays Center in Brooklyn (her first-ever public performance in her home borough).

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17. On February 1, 2010, Barbara Streisand joined over eighty other artists in recording a new version of the 1985 charity single "We Are the World".

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18. On October 2, 2009, Barbara Streisand made her British television performance debut with an interview on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross to promote the album.

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19. On September 26, 2009, Barbara Streisand performed a one-night-only show at the Village Vanguard in New York City's Greenwich Village.

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20. Barbara Streisand's set the second-place record at MGM Grand Garden Arena with her December 31, 1999, show being the house record and highest-grossing concert of all time.

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21. Barbara Streisand's set the third-place record for her show of October 9, 2006 at Madison Square Garden, the first—and second-place records, of which are held by her two shows in September 2000.

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22. In 2006, Barbara Streisand announced her intent to tour again, in an effort to raise money and awareness for multiple issues.

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23. In 1996, Barbara Streisand released "I Finally Found Someone" as a duet with Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams.

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24. In September 1993, Barbara Streisand announced her first public concert appearances in 27 years.

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25. At the beginning of the 1990s, Barbara Streisand started focusing on her film directorial efforts and became almost inactive in the recording studio.

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26. Barbara Streisand's performed this in a duet with Judy Garland on The Judy Garland Show.

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27. Barbara Streisand's was seen during an April 1961 episode on which Orson Bean substituted for Paar.

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28. Barbara Streisand's was invited back and sang at the club for several weeks.

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29. Barbara Streisand's took a job as an usher at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater for The Sound of Music, early in 1960.

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30. Barbara Streisand's graduated, aged 16, from Erasmus Hall in January 1959, and despite her mother's pleas that she stay out of show business, she immediately set out trying to get roles on the New York City stage.

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31. Barbara Streisand's joined the Freshman Chorus and Choral Club, where she sang with another choir member and classmate, Neil Diamond.

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32. Barbara Streisand's attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn in 1955 where she became an honor student in modern history, English, and Spanish.

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33. Barbara Streisand's made her singing debut at a PTA assembly, where she became a hit to everyone but her mother, who was mostly critical of her daughter.

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34. Barbara Streisand's has an older brother, Barbara Streisand'sldon, and a half-sister, the singer Roslyn Kind, from her mother's remarriage to Louis Kind in 1949.

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