Barbra Streisand

Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. She is one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers in modern entertainment history, with more than 71.5 million albums shipped in the United States and 140 million albums sold worldwide. She is the best-selling female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Top Selling Artists list, the only female recording artist in the top ten, and the only artist outside of the rock and roll genre. Along with Frank Sinatra, Cher, and Shirley Jones, she shares the distinction of being awarded an acting Oscar and also recording a number-one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. According to the RIAA, Streisand holds the record for the most top ten albums of any female recording artist - a total of 31 since 1963. Streisand has the widest span (46 years) between first and latest top ten albums of any female recording artist. With her 2009 album, Love Is the Answer, she became one of the only artists to achieve number-one albums in five consecutive decades. According to the RIAA, she has released 51 Gold albums, 30 Platinum albums, and 13 Multi-Platinum albums in the United States.

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A Star Is Born (1976)

Drunken, has-been rock star John Norman Howard falls in love with unknown singer, Esther Hoffman, after seeing her perform at a club. He lets her sing a few songs at one of his shows and she becomes the talk of the music industry. Esther's star begins to rise, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Pierson
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gary Busey  •  Oliver Clark

Drunken, has-been rock star John Norman Howard falls in love with unknown singer, Esther Hoffman, after seeing her perform at a club. He lets her sing a few songs at one of his shows and she becomes the talk of the music industry. Esther's star begins to rise, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Pierson
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gary Busey  •  Oliver Clark

Nuts (1987)

A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Maureen Stapleton  •  Karl Malden

A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Maureen Stapleton  •  Karl Malden

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union based on friendship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbra Streisand
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Lauren Bacall  •  George Segal

Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union based on friendship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbra Streisand
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Lauren Bacall  •  George Segal

The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)

Meek, owlish Felix (George Segal) and strident, catty Doris (Barbra Streisand) live in the same apartment building. His incessant typing bothers her; her gentlemen callers bother him. Felix informs the landlord of her activities, so Doris moves in on Felix. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  George Segal  •  Robert Klein  •  Allen Garfield

Meek, owlish Felix (George Segal) and strident, catty Doris (Barbra Streisand) live in the same apartment building. His incessant typing bothers her; her gentlemen callers bother him. Felix informs the landlord of her activities, so Doris moves in on Felix. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  George Segal  •  Robert Klein  •  Allen Garfield

The Prince of Tides (1991)

A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbra Streisand
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Blythe Danner  •  Kate Nelligan

A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbra Streisand
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Blythe Danner  •  Kate Nelligan

The Way We Were (1973)

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Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Robert Redford  •  Bradford Dillman  •  Lois Chiles

Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Robert Redford  •  Bradford Dillman  •  Lois Chiles

Up the Sandbox (1972)

A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a party causing strange ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  David Selby  •  Ariane Heller  •  Jacobo Morales

A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a party causing strange ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  David Selby  •  Ariane Heller  •  Jacobo Morales

What's Up, Doc? (1972)

The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Ryan O'Neal  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Kenneth Mars

The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Ryan O'Neal  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Kenneth Mars

Funny Lady (1975)

1930s in New York – The famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the depression she has trouble finding work as an artist but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns his own nightclub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  James Caan  •  Omar Sharif  •  Roddy McDowall

1930s in New York – The famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the depression she has trouble finding work as an artist but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns his own nightclub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  James Caan  •  Omar Sharif  •  Roddy McDowall

All Night Long (1981)

Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban housewife Cheryl Gibbons, who is a distant cousin, Cheryl tries to seduce ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Claude Tramont
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Diane Ladd  •  Dennis Quaid

Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban housewife Cheryl Gibbons, who is a distant cousin, Cheryl tries to seduce ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Claude Tramont
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Diane Ladd  •  Dennis Quaid

The Main Event (1979)

Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she finds a boxer, purchased as a tax write off. She decides to take Kid Natural, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Zieff
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Ryan O'Neal  •  Paul Sand  •  Whitman Mayo

Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she finds a boxer, purchased as a tax write off. She decides to take Kid Natural, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Zieff
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Ryan O'Neal  •  Paul Sand  •  Whitman Mayo

Directed by William Wyler (1986)

Documentary about the famed Hollywood director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aviva Slesin
CAST:  A. Scott Berg  •  Bette Davis  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Greer Garson

Documentary about the famed Hollywood director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aviva Slesin
CAST:  A. Scott Berg  •  Bette Davis  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Greer Garson

Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love (2013)

When Marvin Hamlisch passed away in August 2012 the worlds of music, theatre and cinema lost a talent the likes of which we may never see again. Seemingly destined for greatness, Hamlisch was accepted into New York’s Juilliard School as a 6-year-old musical prodigy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dori Berinstein
CAST:  Marvin Hamlisch  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Steven Soderbergh  •  Idina Menzel

When Marvin Hamlisch passed away in August 2012 the worlds of music, theatre and cinema lost a talent the likes of which we may never see again. Seemingly destined for greatness, Hamlisch was accepted into New York’s Juilliard School as a 6-year-old musical prodigy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dori Berinstein
CAST:  Marvin Hamlisch  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Steven Soderbergh  •  Idina Menzel

The Earth Day Special (1990)

The Earth Day Special is a television special revolving around Earth Day that aired on ABC on April 22, 1990. Sponsored by Time Warner, the two hour special featured an all-star cast addressing concerns about global warming, deforestation, and other environmental ills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Bette Midler  •  Meryl Streep

The Earth Day Special is a television special revolving around Earth Day that aired on ABC on April 22, 1990. Sponsored by Time Warner, the two hour special featured an all-star cast addressing concerns about global warming, deforestation, and other environmental ills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Bette Midler  •  Meryl Streep

One Night Only at The Village Vanguard (2010)

In 2009, in celebration of her new album Love Is the Answer, Barbra Streisand announced she would perform one special concert at the Village Vanguard in New York City, New York. Streisand was backed by a quartet consisting of Tamir Hendelman (piano), Jeff Carney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Floyd Lochmus
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Rosie O'Donnell

In 2009, in celebration of her new album Love Is the Answer, Barbra Streisand announced she would perform one special concert at the Village Vanguard in New York City, New York. Streisand was backed by a quartet consisting of Tamir Hendelman (piano), Jeff Carney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Floyd Lochmus
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Rosie O'Donnell

Streisand: Live in Concert 2006 (2009)

Filmed during her North American concert tour in 2006, legendary vocalist Barbra Streisand captivates her audience with renditions of her best-loved hits, including "The Way We Were" and "People," as well as 14 songs that she's never before sung live, such as "Down ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbra Streisand  •  Gary Smith
CAST:  Barbra Streisand

Filmed during her North American concert tour in 2006, legendary vocalist Barbra Streisand captivates her audience with renditions of her best-loved hits, including "The Way We Were" and "People," as well as 14 songs that she's never before sung live, such as "Down ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbra Streisand  •  Gary Smith
CAST:  Barbra Streisand

Paul Williams Still Alive (2011)

Filmmaker and longtime fan Stephen Kessler's portrait of the award-winning 1970s singer-songwriter-actor, who disappeared for much of the 1980s and '90s, but still performs today.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Kessler
CAST:  Paul Williams  •  Stephen Kessler  •  Warren Beatty  •  Robert Blake

Filmmaker and longtime fan Stephen Kessler's portrait of the award-winning 1970s singer-songwriter-actor, who disappeared for much of the 1980s and '90s, but still performs today.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Kessler
CAST:  Paul Williams  •  Stephen Kessler  •  Warren Beatty  •  Robert Blake

Barbra Streisand... and Other Musical Instruments (1973)

A mulitcultural musical potpourri, Barbra's fifth television spectacular is her most adventurous. Performing a startling array of new songs and classic hits, with genre-bending arrangements, Barbra Streisand... and Other Musical Instruments is a feast for the eyes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Ray Charles  •  Jack Parnell  •  Martin Erlichman

A mulitcultural musical potpourri, Barbra's fifth television spectacular is her most adventurous. Performing a startling array of new songs and classic hits, with genre-bending arrangements, Barbra Streisand... and Other Musical Instruments is a feast for the eyes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Ray Charles  •  Jack Parnell  •  Martin Erlichman

The Guilt Trip (2012)

An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Fletcher
CAST:  Seth Rogen  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Yvonne Strahovski  •  Colin Hanks

An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Fletcher
CAST:  Seth Rogen  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Yvonne Strahovski  •  Colin Hanks

Barbra Streisand - Guilty / Guilty Pleasures (2005)

Guilty Pleasures is an album by Barbra Streisand in conjunction with Barry Gibb released in September 2005. In Ireland and the United Kingdom, the album is titled Guilty Too. It is the follow-up to Streisand's 1980 album, Guilty, which also featured Barry Gibb. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Merchant
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Barry Gibb

Guilty Pleasures is an album by Barbra Streisand in conjunction with Barry Gibb released in September 2005. In Ireland and the United Kingdom, the album is titled Guilty Too. It is the follow-up to Streisand's 1980 album, Guilty, which also featured Barry Gibb. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Merchant
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Barry Gibb
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