15 aug. 2011

Barbra Joan Streisand - re-post

Hi lovely ladies and gents , 
Today's article is about a stunning lady called Barbra Joan Streisand.
This is my favorite actress/ singer , and i've always loved her. 

She is so pretty , elegant , funny and real
About Barbra
Barbra Joan Streisand was born on 24 April , 1942 and was born in Brooklyn , New york in the United States.
She is nown as an American singer-songwriter , film producer and ofcourse actress.
She is one of the most commerically and critically succesful entertainers in modern entertainment history.
She won 2 Academy Awards, 8 Grammy Awards , 4 Emmy's, a Special Tony Award , an American Film Instute Award and a Peabody Award.
She sold 140 millin albums worldwide.

Barbra was born to a Jewish family , daughter of Emmanuel and Diana. She was the second of 2 children fathered by Emmanuel. 15 moths after his daughters birth he died of cerebral hemorrhage and the family went to a near poverty.Barbra attended Erasmus hall high school in brooklyn and joined the freshman chorus and choral club.

Diana Streisand remarried and gave birth to Barbra's halfsister.
Barbra became a nightclub singer in her teen years. She wanted to be an actress and appeared in summer stock and in a numer of off-off broadway productions, with the then-unkown Joan Rivers.

When her boyfriend Barry Dennen helped her create a club act , she achieved succes as a singer.
Stresisand irst television appaerance was on the The Tonight Show, singing Harold Arlen's , A sleepin bee.
rson bean , who substituted for Paar that night , had seen the singer perfom at a gay bar and booked her for the telecast.

In 1962 after a few appearances , Streisand appeared on Broadway , in the small but star-making role of Miss Marmelstein in the musical I can get it for you , wholesal.
Her first album , The Barbra Streisand album ,won 2 grammy's in 1963.
Streisand returned to Broadway in 1964 with an acclaimed perfomance as entertainer Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Winter Garder Theatre.
The show introduced 2 of her signature songs , People and Dont rain on my parade.

I love this scene , she I so elegant and pretty in this part and I love her voice.

This scene is just amazing , she has such a powerful voice.

Great singing scene , I just really love this song.
I used to watch this movie a thousand time when I was little.

Singing Career 
Barbra Streisand has recorded 35 studio albums almost all with Columbia Records. Beginning with My Name is Barbra , her early albums were often medley-filled keepsakes of her television specials. In 1969 she began attempting more contemporary material but like manu talented singers of the day , she found herself out of her element with rock. Her vocal talents prevailed ,and she gained succes with the pop and balled genre.Richard perry produced her album Stoney End in 1971. The tittle track written by Laura Nyro was a major hit for Streisand. From 1970 till 1990 she made a lot of songs that were a hit , for example : A woman in love , guilty and till i loved you. 
I love this make up look , she is so pretty

At the beginning of 1990 ,she began focusing on her film directorial efforts and became almost inactive in the recording studio. The following year , she did concert fundraising events helped proper former President Bill Clinton in to the spotlight and into office.  Streisands music carareer , was largely on the hold. 

Film career
Barbra in Hello Dolly with Louis Armstrong
Her first film was a reprise of her Broadway hit , funny girl in 1968.
An artistic and commercial succes directer by Hollywood veteran William Wyler for which she won the 1968 Academy Award for best Actress.
Her next 2 movies were also based on musials. Jerry herman's Hello Dolly and On a Clear day you can see forever by Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane and her fourth film was based on the Broadway play The Owl and the Pussycat. 

A great scene from the movie Hello Dolly , together with the wonderful Louis Armstrong ! 

During 1970 she was starred in several comedies for example : Whats up doc ? , The Main Event , For pete's sake and she also did a famous role in the drama movie : The way we are.
From a period beginning in 1969 and ending in 1980 , Streisand appeared in the annual motion picture exhibitors poll of Top 10 Box Office Attractions a total of 10 times. She has only acted in five films since.
Streisand produced a number of her own films setting up Barwood Films in 1972. 
For Yentl ( 1983) she was producer , director and star.
A song for Yentl. This song touches me really much. 

One of my favorite songs of Barbra .

In 2004 made a return to film acting in the comedy Meet The Fockers playing opposite Dustin Hoffman, Benn Stiller , Blythe Danner and Robert de Niro. Barbra appeared in the third film from Meet the Parents trilogy.

Streisand has been an active supporter of the Democratic Party. Streisand has personally rais 15 million for organizations trough her live perfomances. The Streisand Foundation , established in 1986 has contributed over 16 million trough its grants to national organizations working on preservation of the environment , voter education , the protection of civil liberties and civil rights, woman's issues and nuclear disarmanent. 
In 2006 Streisand donated 1 million to the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation in support of form president Bill Clinton's climita change initiative. 

I LOVE THIS PICTURE , so i saved the best for last 
Well I really hope you liked it !
With lots and lots of love, 
Rianne x