Barbra Streisand

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I think of myself as a girl from Brooklyn

Barbra Streisand, The Oprah Magazine, October 2006

Barbra Joan Streisand is an American singer-songwriter, author, actress, film producer, and director. She is the best selling female artists of all time, with more than 71.5 million albums in the United States and 145 million records sold worldwide. She is the best-selling female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America’s Top Selling Album Artists list, the only female recording artist in the top ten. After beginning a successful recording career in the 1960s, by the end of the decade, Streisand ventured into film. She starred in the critically acclaimed Funny Girl, for which she won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Other notable films include The Owl and the Pussycat, The Way We Were, and A Star Is Born, for which she received her second Academy Award for composing the music to the picture’s main song, “Evergreen”.