Barbra Streisand has found success as a top recording artist, a Broadway performer, on concert stages and on film as an actress, producer, writer, composer and a pioneering female director.
Streisand longed for success in show business from a young age. The problem was she just didn’t quite no where her talents were. After seeing the Broadway production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” starring Susan Strasberg, she became inspired to be an actress because she saw another young Jewish girl doing that. After high school she moved to Manhattan and pounded the pavement desperately auditioning for any acting role she could find. She was not very successful in her auditions so she decided to try singing which she had received praise for her as a child.
Cis Corman, who was then Streisand’s neighbor and would later become a producer and hold various other jobs on Streisand films, described in a recent biography that she one day barged into Corman’s apartment saying she thinks she’s going to be a singer now. Corman’s husband then asked Streisand to sing and they’ll tell her if she was any good. Streisand was too shy to do it in person so instead she went into another room and sang there while the Corman’s listened outside. They were stunned by the incredible singing voice they heard coming from their dining room.
By the time she was 20, Streisand scored her first featured role in a Broadway show and quickly started having hit records. The musical “Funny Girl” would launch her to even bigger stardom and she would win a Best Actress Oscar for the film version. She would also win a second Oscar for composing the music to the 1976 Best Original Song winner “Evergreen” from “A Star is Born” as well as four Emmys for her television specials and eight Grammys for her recording work. Streisand holds a rare distinction in winning an Oscar for her first film, an Emmy for her first television special and multiple Grammys for her first album.
We’ve compiled a photo gallery of all 19 film performances in her career, ranked from worst to best. The rankings only consider her work as an actress and not for directing, etc.
19. LITTLE FOCKERS (2010)
Director: Paul Weitz. Writers: John Hamburg, Larry Stuckey. Starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman.
Streisand probably didn’t realize what she was getting into when she agreed to appear in the first of the Fockers films. She gamely participated in the sequel but has been vocal that these films ended up not being her kind of movies.
18. MEET THE FOCKERS (2004)
Director: Jay Roach. Writers: Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg. Starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman.
It had been eight years since Streisand had appeared in a film so it was a bit of a casting coup when Ben Stiller got her to appear as his mother in this sequel to his hit film “Meet the Parents.” Despite the starry company of Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro, Streisand seems a bit uneasy in the film and not exactly in her preferred type of film.
17. THE GUILT TRIP (2012)
Director: Anne Fletcher. Writer: Dan Fogelman. Starring Seth Rogan, Kathy Najimy, Adam Scott.
Streisand’s last film to date is this story of a mother reconnecting with her adult son during a cross country journey. Seth Rogan plays Streisand’s inventor son who has grown distant from his mother due to misunderstandings. He feels guilty about that and tries to reconnect his mother with her first love. Streisand is more comfortable here than she was in the Fockers movies and has some funny moments as she creates a quirky character who has built a life around shopping and then returning stuff at The Gap.
16. ALL NIGHT LONG (1981)
Director: Jean-Claude Tramont. Writer: W.D. Richter. Starring Gene Hackman, Dennis Quaid, Diane Ladd.
The story behind “All Night Long” is probably more interesting than the film itself. Streisand’s agent at the time the powerful Sue Mengers had put this film together for her husband to direct. They initially cast an up and coming actress named Lisa Eichhorn to play the role of an unhappy housewife Gene Hackman’s drug store manager character falls in love with. For some reason after filming a bit with Eichhorn it was determined she wasn’t right for the film. Mengers convinced Streisand to take over the part and got her a salary that made her the highest paid actress ever in a film. The film received poor reviews and the press over Streisand’s salary made her look greedy. Streisand felt Mengers had betrayed her by giving her bad advice about doing the film so she fired her as her agent. (This was all documented in a one-woman Broadway show called “I’ll Eat You Last” which starred Bette Midler as Mengers.) For the film itself Streisand isn’t actually bad in it but the marketing campaign promised an antic comedy so audiences were disappointed by the quiet character study they found.
15. THE MAIN EVENT (1981)
Director: Howard Zieff. Writers: Gail Parent, Andrew Smith. Starring Ryan O’Neal, Paul Sand, Whitman Mayo.
After the controversy Streisand generated with her prior film “A Star is Born” Streisand retreated from the screen for three years which was unusual since she had pretty much been making a film a year. She chose to return with this comedy which reunited her with Ryan O’Neal with whom she had struck comedy gold in “What’s Up Doc?” a few years prior. The plot casts Streisand as a perfume tycoon who loses her fortune to due embezzlement and her only remaining asset is a contract with a boxer played by O’Neil. She encourages him to return to the ring to make them both money. Streisand and O’Neal never quite reached the comic level they did in “What’s Up Doc?” but they did manage to milk some laughs and a hit theme song from this film.(Video) Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were
14. UP THE SANDBOX (1972)
Director: Irvin Kershner. Writer: Paul Zindel. Starring David Selby, George S. Irving, Paul Benedict.
This was the first of Streisand’s films that wasn’t a lavish musical or outright comedy so audiences were a little confused how to react to the film. The poster with Streisand strapped to a huge baby bottle gave audiences the idea that they would be seeing an outrageous comedy but instead they got a meditative film about a bored housewife who imagines various fantasy scenarios of a more exciting life.
13. THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES (1996)
Director: Barbra Streisand. Writer: Richard LaGravenese. Starring Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal.
After making great efforts to direct her own films Streisand seemed to lose interest in the job after this her third time in the director’s chair. The film depicts a bookish spinster college professor who enters into a platonic marriage with another professor. She then proceeds to drastically change her physical appearance to make herself more desirable to her husband. The story and philosophy of the film get a bit muddled and Streisand has stated that she is less proud of this film than her other two directorial efforts.
12. FOR PETE’S SAKE (1974)
Director: Peter Yates. Writers: Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin. Starring Michael Sarrazin, Estelle Parsons, Molly Picon.
“For Pete’s Sake” was clearly an attempt to place Streisand in another screwball comedy after she scored so well with “What’s Up Doc?” While this film doesn’t rise to that level it does present Streisand with numerous comedic moments as she plays a wife trying to earn extra money to help her struggling taxi cab driving husband. This financial quest takes her through prostitution, terrorist bombing, and cattle rustling all in a comic way. While the plot is quite uneven Streisand gets to display her natural comedic talent which she now says she regrets not using more often. (And I defy anyone to hear the phrase “pork bellies” and not think of this film.)
11. A STAR IS BORN (1976)
Director: Frank Pierson. Writers: John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion, Frank Pierson. Starring Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark.
Streisand did the third remake if the classic story (fourth of you count “What Price Hollywood”) and moved it to the music world instead of the film business as in the other versions. Streisand and director Frank Pierson clashed vehemently on the film to the extent that he wrote a magazine article detailing how awful his experience was working with her. In the end this version of the story’s biggest crime was that it was a bit dull. Streisand has some electric moments during the musical numbers but the other aspects of the film just didn’t come together all though it was a huge box office success and Streisand and Kristofferson won Golden Globes for Best Actress and Actor in a Comedy or Musical. Streisand also won her second Oscar for this film in the category of Best Original Song for her music to the song “Evergreen.”
10. FUNNY LADY (1975)
Director: Herbert Ross. Writers: Jay Presson Allen, Arnold Schulman. Starring James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall.
Streisand once again played Fanny Brice the role that made her a star both on stage and on film in “Funny Girl” in this sequel that tells of the later years of the famed stage singer and comedienne. The film offers Streisand the same comic and musical showcases as the first film and adds a bit of feminism to the mix when Streisand gets to finally stop longing for her unscrupulous ex-husband Nicky Arnstein. The film earned five Oscar nominations though Streisand was left off the Best Actress list despite this being a notoriously weak year for women in film.
9. HELLO DOLLY! (1969)
Director: Gene Kelly. Writer: Ernest Lehman. Starring Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew.
Streisand was only 27 when she took on the role of the famous widow and matchmaker in the film version of the show that had been a huge hit on Broadway usually starring much older actresses such as Ethel Merman, Pearl Bailey, and Ginger Rogers. (Interestingly Carol Channing who created the role won the Tony for it beating out Streisand for her performance in “Funny Girl.”) The film was nominated for seven Oscars and won three but Streisand was surprisingly not among the nominees (a pattern that would follow her throughout her career.)(Video) Barbra Streisand Carpool Karaoke
8. THE PRINCE OF TIDES (1991)
Director: Barbra Streisand. Writers: Pat Conroy, Becky Johnston. Starring Nick Nolte, Kate Nelligan, Blythe Danner.
Streisand is said to have fallen in love with this novel about a football coach dealing with his sister’s suicide attempt and childhood trauma with the help of a New York psychiatrist only to find out that Robert Redford had already purchased the rights to the book intending to star and direct and possibly offer Streisand the co-starring role. When he found out Streisand wanted to direct the film, he signed the rights over to her. Perhaps knowing of his “The Way We Were” co-stars controlling ways it is interesting to note that Redford didn’t continue on as star of the film. Instead the role went to Nick Nolte who earned a Golden Globe Award for the film and was the favorite going into that year’s Oscars only to be upset by Anthony Hopkins in “The Silence of the Lambs.” The film would receive 7 Oscar nominations including Best Picture but Streisand who seemed in line to become the first American woman ever nominated as Best Director failed to make the cut.
7. NUTS (1987)
Director: Martin Ritt. Writer: Tom Toper. Starring Tom Topor, Darryl Ponicsan, Alvin Sargent. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, Karl Malden.
The Broadway play “Nuts” was a bit of a flop in New York only running two months. It did earn a Tony nomination for its star (Anne Twomey) and despite the poor reaction in New York the script was purchased by Hollywood and adapted for the screen. Debra Winger was originally slated to star but Streisand eventually got the part of a high price call girl who kills one of her clients and is put on trial to determine her sanity. The film provides Streisand with one of her most dramatic roles on screen and plays into her long-held interest in psychotherapy. She is helped in the film by an excellent supporting cast of veteran actors such as Maureen Stapleton, Karl Malden, James Whitmore, Eli Wallach, and Leslie Nielsen. Richard Dreyfuss is also quite good as the lawyer defending Streisand and the two have an especially good chemistry on screen. The film was nominated for Best Picture, Actress (Streisand), and Supporting Actor (Dreyfuss) at the Golden Globes but all were left out at the Oscars (see a pattern?)
6. ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER (1970)
Director: Vincente Minnelli. Writer: Alan Jay Lerner. Starring Yves Montand, Bob Newhart, Larry Blyden.
Streisand’s first exploration of the world of psychiatry and psychology (which as we’ve seen became a theme in her work) came in this lavish adaptation of the Broadway musical by the lyricist of “My Fair Lady.” Directed by Vincente Minnelli with all the grandeur his films were known for casts Streisand as young woman who seeks out the help of a famous doctor in order to help her quit smoking. The doctor uses hypnosis and discovers that Streisand’s character has actually lived many past lives. The doctor falls in love with one of the women Streisand used to be. The rich score delivers plenty of songs for Streisand (who is in peak vocal form) including the title song and the especially effective “What Did I Have I Don’t Have.”
5. YENTL (1983)
Director: Barbra Streisand. Writers: Jack Rosenthal, Barbra Streisand. Starring Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff.
Streisand struggled for years to bring this story of a young woman who disguises herself as a boy in order to study the Talmud to the screen. The offbeat subject matter as well as her inexperience as a director made the film a risky box office proposition. Streisand eventually got the film made on her terms with her both directing and starring in the production. Based on a Broadway play Streisand and her team added songs to the story which served as inner monologues for Streisand to comment on what was happening in the film. The film won the Golden Globe as Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Streisand won the Best Director prize. Streisand was shockingly excluded from that year’s Oscars being snubbed for acting, writing, directing and producing. The film only managed only a few Oscar nominations mostly for its music and a surprise nomination for Amy Irving as Best Supporting Actress.
4. THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT (1970)
Director: Herbert Ross. Writers: Buck Henry. Starring George Segal, Robert Klein, Roz Kelly.
Streisand has one of her best comic roles as a hooker and sometime actress who gets involved with aspiring novelist George Segal. The two meet when the ultra-straight-laced Segal reports Streisand to the landlord of the building they both live in when he discovers she is a hooker entertaining clients in the building. She then barges into his apartment in anger and with no place to go. The two begin to argue, converse and eventually fall in love. Segal teaches her about the intellectual world and she teaches him about the world of deviant sexuality she works in. Streisand has proclaimed this one of her favorite films and the witty banter and performances hold up today. (The two actors’ boisterous debate over the first line of his novel and Streisand’s exclamations of “the sun does not spit!!” are a particularly funny highlight.)
3. WHAT’S UP DOC (1972)
Director: Peter Bogdanovich. Writers: Buck Henry, David Newman, Robert Benton. Starring Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars.
Director Peter Bogdanovich could seemingly do no wrong in the early seventies. His much-acclaimed drama “The Last Picture Show” was released in 1971 and in 1973 he would have another hit in “Paper Moon.” In between came this beloved screwball comedy that is arguably one of the funniest films ever made. Streisand stars as disaster prone college student who can’t seem to get through a semester without blowing up a classroom due to a chemistry experiment or some other such mishap. She becomes infatuated with an uptight musicologist she sees in a hotel and sets about trying to seduce him much to the dismay of his controlling fiancée played by Madeline Kahn in one of the most memorable film debuts ever given. The film was Bogdanovich’s homage to the screwball comedies of the thirties and in particular Howard Hawks’ “Bringing Up Baby.” Streisand though was quite insecure on the film and always in doubt as to whether or not she was funny enough. At a TCM Festival event two years ago Bogdanovitch described the first table reading in which every word Madeline Kahn said brought gigantic laughs including even the way she would pronounce her fiancée’s name Howard (played by Ryan O’Neal.) Streisand feeling a bit overshadowed by Kahn in the comedy department said to Bogdanovitch “I feel like an extra in my own movie!” Despite her trepidation the film came together marvelously with all the principals and supporting cast (including Kenneth Mars, Austin Pendleton, Mabel Alberson and Stephen Gierasch) giving wonderful comic turns. The films final comic chase scene through the streets of downtown San Francisco a comic masterpiece of physical comedy.(Video) Barbra Streisand - Memory (Official Video)
2. THE WAY WE WERE (1973)
Director: Sydney Pollack. Writer: Arthur Laurents. Starring Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles.
“The Way We Were” is usually regarded as one of the great romances ever to be filmed and also provided Streisand with one of her most popular songs in the Oscar winning title track. Streisand and Robert Redford play college students who meet during WWII. She is a hard-working student with strong political opinions while he is an easy-going college golden boy who does however have a talent for writing. The two fall in love and marry but are torn apart by their political beliefs. The final cut of the film was a great source of controversy with Redford and the director on one side and Streisand and the screenwriter on the other. Redford and director Sydney Pollack eventually had their final say and the final cut makes it look like Redford has left Streisand for another woman. The version as originally written was supposed to have Streisand leave Redford due to his lack of political conviction during the McCarthy trials. Streisand was nominated for Best Actress for the film (Redford was nominated as Best Actor but not for this film but instead for “The Sting.”) This was perhaps the beginning of Streisand’s troubles with the Academy. Not only did she refuse to sing the nominated title song on the telecast she refused to sit in the audience as the nominee’s names for Best Actress were read. Instead she waited backstage only to appear if her name was called as the winner. (It wasn’t. Glenda Jackson won for “A Touch of Class.”) From then on out it was never smooth sailing between Streisand and the Academy.
1. FUNNY GIRL (1968)
Director: William Wyler. Writer: Isobel Lennart. Starring Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Walter Pidgeon.
It is rare that an actor becomes so enmeshed in a role that you don’t know where the actor ends and the role begins. Such is the case with Barbra Streisand and Fanny Brice. Brice was a very successful theater performer in the “Ziegfeld Follies” on Broadway and on radio. She was a skilled comedienne and also a singer but she didn’t really posses the vocal talents that Streisand did. A Broadway musical story of her life had been in the works for a while with women such as Anne Bancroft and Eydie Gorme mentioned for the lead. After Streisand scored a hit in a supporting role in the musical “I Can Get It for You Wholesale” she was given the lead role in this. The musical became an enormous personal success for her and after a multi-year run in New York and London Streisand signed for the film version. Things during shooting did not go well when Streisand began to clash with director William Wyler. Wyler however empathized with Streisand’s plight since he saw how the script’s constant insults about how ugly the character was supposed to be caused personal insult to Streisand. When the cinematographer told Wyler to look at the dailies to see how the camera loved and exposed all Streisand’s humanity and vulnerability he bonded with the actress and tried to bring out the best in her. Streisand would later say that Wyler taught her everything she knows about filmmaking. The film version would bring Streisand the Oscar for Best Actress in a shocking tie alongside Katharine Hepburn in “The Lion in Winter.”
Streisand was 'infatuated' with Redford.
Redford knew about Streisand's crush on him and told her, "If we're going to be able to work together, you have to keep in mind that anything I tell you about myself will be volunteered because I want you to know it.
THE GUILT TRIP (2012)
Streisand's last film to date is this story of a mother reconnecting with her adult son during a cross country journey.
The Way We Were is a 1973 American romantic drama film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford.Why doesn t Barbra Streisand act anymore? ›
Despite her storied career, Streisand admitted that she struggles with performing after taking 27 years off due to stage fright. "I don't get nervous nervous, but I don't enjoy it,” she said of performing.Is Barbra Streisand the best singer of all time? ›
Billboard honored Streisand as the greatest Billboard 200 female artist of all time. Her accolades include two Oscars, 10 Grammy Awards (including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grammy Legend Award), five Emmys, four Peabody Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Kennedy Center Honor.Who is Barbra Streisand favorite singer? ›
She was a big fan of Elvis and is still a big fan of a singer who can only be described as a megastar. “I really love Stevie Wonder, I have worked with him and he is just great,” Barbra enthused. “Stevie is so infectious.Who did Barbra Streisand lose the Tony to? ›
She was nominated for a Tony for her first Broadway show, I Can Get It for You Wholesale, but lost to Phyllis Newman in Subways Are for Sleeping. Streisand won the other three EGOT awards with her first major projects.How old was Barbara Streisand 1964? ›
But 21-year-old Barbra Streisand, already a Tony nominee for her performance in 1962's I Can Get It for You Wholesale, made headlines as Fanny Brice.What is Barbra Streisand's net worth and how old is she? ›
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In an oral history of the iconic 1973 romance “The Way We Were,” director Sydney Pollack recalled Redford voicing his concerns over working with Barbra Streisand due to her perceived “controlling” reputation on set. (The pair, five decades later, are now, of course, friends.)
Redford is known to be a right-wrister although he writes (on-screen) with his right hand, meaning this is simply his preferred way of wearing the watch and not a result of being left-handed.What movie did James Caan do with Barbra Streisand? ›
Funny Lady is a 1975 American biographical musical comedy-drama film and the sequel to the 1968 film Funny Girl. The film stars Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall and Ben Vereen.Does Barbra Streisand have perfect pitch? ›
She was deemed “too ugly to be a star” while young and never got support from her mother. But her voice of an angel and a perfect pitch at age five catapulted her to stardom.
The legendary diva Barbra Streisand is heading back out on tour in 2023, which means you've got the chance to see the iconic singer performing some of her most beloved songs, live and in person!What was Barbra Streisand hiding? ›
It is named after American singer and actress Barbra Streisand, whose attempt to suppress the California Coastal Records Project's photograph of her cliff-top residence in Malibu, California, taken to document California coastal erosion, inadvertently drew greater attention to the photograph in 2003.What is the hardest song to sing Barbra Streisand? ›
Don't Rain on My Parade by Barbra Streisand
Another musical song that's hard to sing is Don't Rain on My Parade. The melody leaps around often, and that's much harder to sing than simple scales. You also have to have good energy throughout the song, and the rhythm isn't always easy.
It is hard to compare: Barbra had a powerful full lyric soprano (at her pick, at least)' while Whitney had a powerful mezzo-soprano voice. As for the beauty of their tone and color, it is really a matter of taste.Who is considered the greatest singer of all time? ›
Though she never learned to read music, Streisand says she can hear a tune in her head.Who is Barbra Streisand's best friend? ›
Streisand considered Corman not only her best friend, but a surrogate mother, as Corman was 32 and Streisand only 16 when the two first met in an acting class.
She carries the technical proficiency of a mezzo soprano that allows her to hit and hold the high notes that most people love in a diva's singing.What is Barbra Streisand's ethnicity? ›
Streisand's family is Jewish. Her paternal grandparents emigrated from Galicia (modern-day Poland and Ukraine) in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and her maternal grandparents from the Russian Empire, where her grandfather had been a cantor.Did Barbra Streisand ever have a child? ›
Streisand and ex-husband Gould were one of the biggest "it" couples in the 1960s. Although their marriage ultimately ended in 1971, the two welcomed their son, Jason, on Dec. 29, 1966.Does Cher know Barbra Streisand? ›
Cher Talking About Barbra Streisand #cher #barbrastreisand #fyp #viral... TikTok. Have I ever worked with Barbra Streisand? No, I've never even met her.How old was Barbra Streisand when she had her son? ›
Singer Barbra Streisand, still elated over the birth of her first child, said Friday: “My God, I'm a mother. I'm a little girl myself, and now I'm a mother.” Miss Streisand, 24, whose looks and singing style have made her a tremendous show business attraction, gave birth to a son at Mount Sinai Hospital Thursday.Is Barbra Streisand a Millionaire? ›
Is Barbra Streisand a millionaire? Streisand is indeed a millionaire—400 times over.How old was Judy Garland when she sang with Barbra Streisand? ›
Ms. Streisand was barely into her 20s when they met, but already on the cusp of astronomical stardom; Garland, 41, would be dead six years later, one of Hollywood's most notorious casualties of devouring fame. Yet when they sang two American standards in counterpoint — “Happy Days Are Here Again” (Ms.Did Barbra Streisand have a relationship with Barry Gibb? ›
While the chemistry between the pair is undeniable - despite their decades of collaboration - the duo have never been in a relationship. Streisand has been married twice.How much is Julia Roberts net worth? ›
As of 2020, Roberts' net worth was estimated to be $250 million.How much was Ray Liotta worth when he died? ›
What was Ray Liotta's Net Worth and Salary? Ray Liotta was an American actor, producer, and director who had a net worth of $14 million at the time of his death. Ray Liotta became an iconic figure after playing the lead character in Martin Scorsese's classic mafia movie GoodFellas.
Streisand called Kristofferson "one of my favorite leading men" before inviting the music legend to the stage. It's clear the co-stars have remained close in the decades since sharing the screen. As for their personal lives, Streisand has been married to actor James Brolin since 1998.Who did Barbra Streisand have her son to? ›
Gould was born on December 29, 1966, in New York City, the only child of singer and actress Barbra Streisand and actor Elliott Gould.Did Barbra Streisand get along with her mother? ›
“She never praised me to my face but I have a feeling she praised me to other people,” Barbra adds. “And she never hugged me or said, 'I love you. ' I'm more of a toucher than my mother. Now I'm older I can do it, but for a long time touching felt alien.What illness did James Redford have? ›
Like his father, James was a filmmaker and activist but had been plagued with liver problems since he was young due to a rare auto-immune condition known as primary sclerosing cholangitis.What each ring worn on a man's finger means? ›
Ring finger – relationship status – this is where your wedding band goes. Middle finger – individuality – communicates order and purpose. Index finger – allegiance – leadership and ambition – mainly used for membership rings. Thumb – strength of character – shows willpower and freedom of thought.What does ring on right hand ring finger mean? ›
In many cultures, the right ring finger symbolizes love and trust. In countries including Germany, Russia and India, wedding and engagement rings are worn on the right ring finger. This finger can also convey self-love and is often used for rings that celebrate a milestone or accomplishment.Did James Caan like Barbra Streisand? ›
Caan had only words of praise for Barbra. “You hear so many funny stories about Barbra. It's all a lot of garbage,” he said. “I like Barbra.”What movie did Elvis do with Barbra Streisand? ›
The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, was approached to play the lead in A Star Is Born. Peters and Streisand flew to Las Vegas to check out Elvis's March 28th show at the Hilton Hotel and meet with his manager, Colonel Parker. “He told us he'd always wanted to work with Barbra,” said Peters about the King.How old is Barbra Streisand? › What singer can hit the most octaves? ›
Based on the findings, Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose has demonstrated the greatest vocal range in studio. Mariah Carey comes in second, followed by Prince, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Christina Aguilera and David Bowie.
Georgia Brown. The last artist on our short list is not very well known as an artist. However, she holds the world record for the highest note. Guinness World Record registered her in their list for the highest message ever hit by a human, a G10.How many octaves can Barbra Streisand reach? ›
Comfortably spanning just over three octaves, Streisand's voice has something of a rounded, nasal quality to it, something emphasised by Streisand's frequent use of vibrato.Why doesn t Barbra Streisand sing anymore? ›
But on top of clothes changes, Streisand can be her own worst critic, and has a hard time getting out of her own head onstage. "It's more about (my expectations)," she said. "That's why when I get off the stage after doing some concerts, I always go, 'I cannot do this again. '"How much does Barbra Streisand make per concert? ›
2 Barbra Streisand - $3.4 million per night
She is one of the few artists to have taken home an Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award. She has sold more than 145 million records around the world.
The singer famously refrained from touring or performing for 27 years following a concert kerfuffle in New York's Central Park in 1967 during which she forgot the lyrics to a song.Was Barbra Streisand ever a smoker? ›
While laughing, Streisand explained, "I talked about pot and I was working with [producer] Richard Perry, so that's why." That was the one and only time Streisand smoked, the singer told Variety. "I tried it once and I didn't like the way it made me feel," she said.What language does Barbra Streisand speak? ›
The film that came to be Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's A Star is Born was, at one point, supposed to star Beyoncé. Way back in 2011, the project was first announced with queen Bey herself starring and Clint Eastwood directing.Did Barbara Streisand like a star is born? ›
Barbra Streisand isn't a fan of Lady Gaga's A Star is Born remake: "I thought it was the wrong idea"What did Barbra Streisand think of Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born? ›
While on the Australian talk show “The Sunday Project,” Streisand said she thought the remake (of a remake of a remake) was “the wrong idea,” but that she “can't argue with success.” Gaga won her first Academy Award, and the film received a best picture nomination and grossed $436 million, churning out a No.
2 A Star Is Born (1954)
While Garland was ironically going through many of the same problems as the lead male character during the time of filming, many say that it was one of the Hollywood legend's best performances of all time.
Streisand, who played the same role as the "Million Reasons" singer in the 1976 remake of the movie, was rather impressed with her fellow Hollywood companion. "Of course I've seen it," she said. "I loved it. I think it is wonderful.Why is Barbra Streisand such a good singer? ›
She carries the technical proficiency of a mezzo soprano that allows her to hit and hold the high notes that most people love in a diva's singing. Yet her voice remains distinctly her own, sometimes nasally and conversational, always reminding you of her Brooklyn roots.What did Barbra Streisand think of A Star Is Born remake? ›
When the interviewer suggested that it may be a compliment to her, Streisand said: “I don't know, but I thought it was the wrong idea. Look, it was a big success. I can't argue with success. But I don't care so much about success as I do originality.”What was the first movie A Star Is Born? ›
A Star Is Born is a 1954 American musical drama film directed by George Cukor, written by Moss Hart, and starring Judy Garland and James Mason.