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Barbra Streisand

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Barbra Streisand born Barbara Joan Streisand, April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn N.Y. She attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn and joined the Freshman Chorus and Choral Club. Streisand became a nightclub singer while in her teens. She wanted to be an actress and appeared in summer stock and in a vis mere number of Off-Off-Broadway productions, including Driftwood (1959), with the then-unknown Joan Rivers. Streisand's first television appearance was on The Tonight Show, then hosted by Jack Paar, in 1961, singing Harold Arlen's A Sleepin' Bee. Streisand became a semi-regular on PM East/PM West, a talk/variety series hosted by Mike Wallace. In 1962, after several appearances on PM East/PM West, Streisand first appeared on Broadway, in the small but star-making role of Miss Marmelstein in the musical I Can Get It for You Wholesale. Her first album, The Barbra Streisand Album, won two Grammy Awards in 1963. Following her success in I Can Get It for You Wholesale, Streisand made several appearances on The Tonight Show in 1962. Streisand returned to Broadway in 1964 with an acclaimed performance as entertainer Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Winter Garden Theatre. The show introduced two of her signature songs, "People" and "Don't Rain on My Parade". Streisand has recorded 35 studio albums, almost all with the Columbia Records label. Her early works in the 1960s (her debut The Barbra Streisand Album, The Second Barbra Streisand Album, The Third Album, My Name Is Barbra, etc.) are considered classic renditions of theater and cabaret standards, including her slow version of the normally uptempo Happy Days Are Here Again. Barbra Streisand has also become an author of books with her title My Passion which was released in 2010. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


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My Name is Barbra {book} (2023) 225 eksemplarer
My passion for design (2010) 110 eksemplarer
Yentl [1983 film] (1983) — Director/Screenwriter/Cast — 89 eksemplarer
The Mirror Has Two Faces [1996 film] (1997) — Director; Actor — 81 eksemplarer
The Prince of Tides [1991 film] (1991) — Director/Cast — 57 eksemplarer
The Broadway Album (1985) 52 eksemplarer
Higher Ground ♫ (1997) 49 eksemplarer
A Christmas Album (1967) 38 eksemplarer
Back to Broadway (1993) 30 eksemplarer
Barbra: The Concert ♫ (1994) 27 eksemplarer
One Voice (1987) 26 eksemplarer
Memories (1981) 25 eksemplarer
Guilty ♫ (1980) 25 eksemplarer
Just for the Record (1991) 19 eksemplarer
A Love Like Ours [sound recording] (1994) 18 eksemplarer
Timeless: Live in Concert (2000) 18 eksemplarer
The Movie Album (2003) 17 eksemplarer
Christmas Memories ♫ (2001) 16 eksemplarer
Duets (2002) 14 eksemplarer
Walls (2018) 14 eksemplarer
Partners (2014) 14 eksemplarer
My Name Is Barbra [Album] (1965) 11 eksemplarer
Till I Loved You (1988) 10 eksemplarer
The Third Album (1964) 10 eksemplarer
Back to Brooklyn (2013) 9 eksemplarer
A Happening in Central Park (1987) 9 eksemplarer
Guilty Pleasures ♫ (2005) 9 eksemplarer
Color Me Barbra (1966) 9 eksemplarer
The Barbra Streisand Album (1963) 9 eksemplarer
Classical Barbra (2013) 8 eksemplarer
My Name Is Barbra, Two... (2008) 8 eksemplarer
Stoney End (1971) 8 eksemplarer
Wet ♫ (1979) 8 eksemplarer
Simply Streisand (1967) 8 eksemplarer
Emotion ♫ (2008) 8 eksemplarer
Barbra Joan Streisand (2001) 8 eksemplarer
people 45 rpm single (2008) 7 eksemplarer
Live Concert at the Forum (1972) 7 eksemplarer
People (1964) 6 eksemplarer
Superman (1977) 6 eksemplarer
Guilty Too (2005) 5 eksemplarer
The Classic Christmas Album (2013) 5 eksemplarer
Songbird (2008) 5 eksemplarer
Love Songs (2004) 5 eksemplarer
I Finally Found Someone [Single] (1996) — Artist — 5 eksemplarer
ButterFly 4 eksemplarer
The Ultimate Collection (2010) 4 eksemplarer
Release Me 2 (2021) 3 eksemplarer
The Broadway Album 3 eksemplarer
Barbra Streisand: The Concerts (2009) 3 eksemplarer
Barbra Streisand - Memories (1983) 3 eksemplarer
What About Today? (2008) 3 eksemplarer
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) — Vocalist — 3 eksemplarer
Duets Collection 2 eksemplarer
Back to Brooklyn 2 eksemplarer
Erté : Romain de Tirtoff, 1892–1990 (2017) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Live At The Bon Soir 2 eksemplarer
Broadway Album 2 eksemplarer
Wet [songbook] (1979) 2 eksemplarer
Tell Him (1999) 2 eksemplarer
What Kind of Fool (1980) 2 eksemplarer
Ultimate Collection (2010) 2 eksemplarer
Second Hand Rose (1966) 2 eksemplarer
Release Me (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Woman in love 2 eksemplarer
Streisand live in concert 2006 (2007) 2 eksemplarer
A Love Like Ours [songbook] (2000) 1 eksemplar
Love Like Ours (2000) 1 eksemplar
One Voice (piano/vocal/guitar) (1987) 1 eksemplar
Higher Ground [songbook] (1998) 1 eksemplar
Lazy Afternoon (2008) 1 eksemplar
Pre-history 1 eksemplar
Christmas Album 1 eksemplar
Christmas Album 1 eksemplar
Guilty (2002) 1 eksemplar
"Jingle Bells?" 1 eksemplar
Memory 1 eksemplar
Yentl [Blu-ray] 1 eksemplar
Barbra Streisand: Super Hits (2007) 1 eksemplar
Ordinary Miracles Tour CD 1994 (1994) 1 eksemplar
Hello Dolly! 1 eksemplar
Stoney End - Sunburst label (1971) 1 eksemplar
Je M'appelle Barbra (2008) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Meet the Fockers [2004 Film] (2004) — Actor — 325 eksemplarer
Hello, Dolly! [1969 film] (1969) — Actor — 216 eksemplarer
Funny Girl [1968 film] (1985) — Actor — 145 eksemplarer
The Way We Were [1973 film] (1973) — Actor — 131 eksemplarer
What's Up, Doc? [1972 film] (1972) — Actor — 107 eksemplarer
Little Fockers [2010 film] (2010) — Actor — 104 eksemplarer
Duets: An American Classic (2006) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer
A Star Is Born [1976 film] (1976) — Actor — 53 eksemplarer
The Guilt Trip [2012 film] (2013) — Actor — 52 eksemplarer
Funny Lady [1975 film] (2005) — Actor — 30 eksemplarer
Hello, Dolly! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1964) — Performer — 27 eksemplarer
Funny Girl: Original 1964 Broadway Cast Recording (1964) — Performer — 21 eksemplarer
A Star is Born: Original 1976 Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976) — Performer — 20 eksemplarer
Now That's What I Call Christmas! 2 (US) (2003) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Yentl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) — Performer — 14 eksemplarer
The Main Event [1979 film] (1979) 14 eksemplarer
All Night Long [1981 film] (1981) — Actor — 13 eksemplarer
Barbra Streisand: The Television Specials (2005) — Actor — 12 eksemplarer
Nuts [1987 film] (2003) — Actor — 11 eksemplarer
For Pete's Sake [1974 film] (1974) — Actor — 10 eksemplarer
Up the Sandbox [1972 film] (1972) 9 eksemplarer
The Owl and the Pussycat [1970 film] (1970) — Actor — 9 eksemplarer
The Mirror Has Two Faces: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000) — Performer — 4 eksemplarer
Inside The Actors Studio (Box Set) (2012) — Self — 3 eksemplarer
The Golden Glow of Christmas [1972 Sound Recording Album] (1972) — Performer, nogle udgaver1 eksemplar
Sounds of the Season — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Not to disparage paper and print, I highly recommend finding yourself the recorded version of My Name is Barbra, read by Her Majesty Barbra herself in her lovely Brooklyn lilt and illustrated (so to speak) with amazing clips of the songs which we all know and love. I laughed, I cried (especially after her account of The Way We Were) and marvelled. The book in print will break your foot if you drop it on it; in the recorded version it will come damn near breaking your heart.
mblxv | 8 andre anmeldelser | Mar 26, 2024 |
Audio, which has some lovely song excerpts, but since it was so long I had to listen to the book sped up, so the singing came out a little tinny. Streisand tells of her life in a conversational, but extremely detailed way. Lots of names are dropped. I was never a huge fan, but I think she is interesting and admirable.
mojomomma | 8 andre anmeldelser | Mar 12, 2024 |
Streisand, Barbra. 2023. _My Name Is Barbra_. Viking.

Review: This has become my year of reading memoirs. I didn't plan that, but that is how it is shaking out. I started Barbra Streisand's memoir, My Name is Barbra, a couple of months ago borrowing it from the library, but then I had to return it. Actually, I think I had to put it back on hold a couple of times before I decided to plow through it. Now I probably shouldn't have read it on my phone--my iphone had the page count at over 1600 pages, but looking at the print edition, it is only about 800 pages. It is still a lot for a memoir! But are you going to be the editor that tells Barbra Streisand to scale back? And should you?

The book started a bit slow for me--Streisand goes into a lot of detail about her life. And if I had edited it, I probably would have cut out reviews and letters from other folks telling her what a great job she did on this or that project. But I have to say, when I received that final loan and decided to put some focus on it, it turned into a delightful reading of a strong, inventive, creative woman who broke many barriers. Towards the end, I thought, well, she deserves every page here. I also, in the latter half of the book, started taking a moment to watch video clips of whatever the chapter was on (like Yentl or The Way We Were), and also started a playlist of her albums and other albums she mentioned. I gave myself the full "multimedia" experience and that was also a delight.

Contrast this to another memoir, The Woman in Me, by Britney Spears. Maybe I shouldn't compare two women like this, but I will do it. I enjoyed Spear's memoir, but I also tamped my expectations way down. When Britney arrived, I thought, "Oh, this girl has no power and is a victim." And then I am reading her memoir decades later and thinking, "Yes, just as I suspected. Poor thing. She's amazing and talented, but her story is sad." No one can say that about Streisand.

One of the things I loved about this memoir is how many hats Streisand has worn over her career. Singer, actress, director, fundraiser, designer, friend to world leaders.. She doesn't quit, and she never stops being creative, and she doesn't give up her control, which is refreshing. She embodies The Artist's Way, which I've facilitated. I was righteously angry to read about her slights with the Academy for Directing, thinking that we are in 2024 and that Greta Gerwig didn't get a Director's nod for Barbie. Grrrrr... We still have work to do.

One of my favorite things I can relate to is her love story with James Brolin, which doesn't come until later in the book and her life. I have my own James Brolin and I think finding that love later in life is so much sweeter. I stopped and watched a video of him talking about her, and it made me happy to see a man who loves and supports his strong woman. If anyone could fix that, it would be Streisand!

One irritation with the Libby app is that on my iPhone, a lot of the black-and-white photos in the book appear as negatives, and I have to click on them to see what they look like. And there are a lot of photos in this book. I didn't see most of them until the end, and by then, I had googled most of the people who appeared in the book.

If you love Streisand (and who doesn't?), you'll enjoy this book. Enjoy the ride!

Next up on my memoir list is Viola Davis's new memoir, which I also had to return and is now in my queue.
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auldhouse | 8 andre anmeldelser | Mar 9, 2024 |
Very very long but fascinating.
chasidar | 8 andre anmeldelser | Mar 2, 2024 |



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