Baker Street Gerry Rafferty
We love Barbra Streisand - so we thought we'd share some interesting facts about the popular songstress.
Barbra won an Oscar for her song ‘Evergreen’ in the 1976 film ‘A Star Is Born’ and also Best Actress Oscar for her role in Funny Girl.
She was born ‘Barbara’, but changed her name…a little bit. She’s been asked about it a lot over the year and says: "Well, I was 18 and I wanted to be unique, but I didn't want to change my name because that was too false. Let's see, if I take out the 'a,' it's still 'Barbara,' but it's unique."
‘The Barbra Streisand Album’ was the title of Barbra’s first album, released in 1963 on Columbia Records
It’s true that we know Streisand for her music but did you know she also directs films? She directed ‘The Prince Of Tides’, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards.
Barbra made her Broadway debut in 1962 in the play ‘I Can Get It For You Wholesale’ and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance
Streisand has been nominated for 42 Grammy Awards (won eight), nominated for nine Primetime Emmy Awards (won four) and has been nominated for five Academy Awards (won two). Very impressive!
Barbra was one of roughly a dozen celebrities who made the political enemy list of Richard Nixon, along with Paul Newman and Jane Fonda.
Barbra’s dream was to be an actress; becoming a singer too just ‘happened’
Barbra is one of the few artists to ever win all of the following awards: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, Peabody, and A.F.I. Lifetime Achievement.
Barbra was almost the First Lady of Canada, as she was dating Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1969, but turned down his proposal to marry her.