Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand is an American singer and actress. She first gained recognition playing Fanny Brice in the 1968 musical Funny Girl, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Her most famous films include The Way We Were (1973), A Star Is Born (1976) Yentl (1983) and Meet the Fockers (2004).

Streisand is also an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winner. In 1964, she won a Grammy for album of the year for The Barbra Streisand Album. She holds the record for the most No. 1 albums by a female artist with 11. Streisand earned her first Primetime Emmy for the 1965 TV special My Name Is Barbra. In 1970, she received a special "Star of the Decade" Tony Award.
Barbra Streisand
Full Name
Barbara Joan Streisand
Hometown
Brooklyn
Born
04/24/1942
Age
80

FAQs

Who is married to Barbra Streisand?

Barbra Streisand has been married to 'Life in Pieces' actor James Brolin since 1998. They met when they were set up on a blind date. She was previously married to 'Friends' and 'Ray Donovan' actor Elliott Gould from 1963 to 1971.

How many children does Barbra Streisand have?

Barbra Streisand has one son, Jason Gould, whom she shares with ex-husband Elliott Gould. Jason Gould appeared in Streisand's 1991 film, 'The Prince of Tides,' and released an album, 'Dangerous Man,' in 2017.

What is the "Streisand effect?"

The "Streisand effect" is the aftermath of what happens when an attempt to hide information only draws more unwanted attention. The term derived from Barbra Streisand suing an amateur photographer in 2003 over a photo he took of her property. Rather than suppress the mostly-unknown image, the lawsuit backfired and created more intrigue around the picture.

Most Recent

Barbra Streisand Shares Photo of Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin Celebrating Her 80th Birthday
Barbra Streisand recently marked turning 80 with a tea party, which was attended by Dakota Johnson, Chris Martin, and the birthday girl's stepson Josh Brolin
John Travolta Honors Barbra Streisand on 80th Birthday in Sweet Video: 'A Force of Nature'
Jennifer Aniston also called Barbra Streisand a "legend" in her own birthday tribute
Barbra Streisand's Cutest Family Moments with Her Grandkids
Through her marriage to James Brolin, Barbra Streisand is a grandmother to stepson Josh Brolin's four kids: Eden Brolin, Chapel Grace Brolin, Trevor Brolin and Westlyn Reign Brolin. See Streisand's doting grandparent moments in honor of her 80th birthday on April 24. 
Barbra Streisand's Life in Photos
She's an Oscar winners, a powerhouse singer and an EGOT: See why Barbra Streisand has earned the title of icon over her 80 years
Barbra Streisand Mourns Yentl Costar Nehemiah Persoff After His Death at 102: 'I'll Miss You Papa'
Nehemiah Persoff played Barbra Streisand's father in her 1983 film Yentl
Barbra Streisand Says It's 'Unacceptable' that Women Don't Receive High-Quality Heart Health Care
"You can and must be your own advocate for your heart health," says the legendary singer and actress
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Beanie Feldstein Teases Her Take on Fanny Brice in Funny Girl Revival Teaser: 'Hello, Gorgeous'
Beanie Feldstein stars as Fanny Brice in the first Broadway revival of Funny Girl since Barbra Streisand first played the lead character in 1964
Barbra Streisand Unveils Her New Namesake Bridge at Academy Museum: 'Bridges Connect Us'
The Barbra Streisand Bridge at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures connects its historic Saban Building to the new Sphere Building
Barbra Streisand Made Fun of Husband James Brolin's Hair on First Date: I Expected a 'Mountain Man'

"We were set up as a blind date, and I was so shy that I came into the house and I went downstairs to be with the children and play with them until I had to sit down at the table," Streisand said