Born‌ ‌on‌ ‌April‌ 24:‌ Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand ‌headshot

Happy Birthday to Barbra Streisand ‌!  She is 78years old today. “Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards, as well as the American Film Institutes Lifetime Achievement honor and the Film Society of Lincoln Center Chaplin Award.”(IMDB)

“Streisand’s family was Jewish. Her paternal grandparents emigrated from Galicia (Poland–Ukraine) and her maternal grandparents from the Russian Empire, where her grandfather had been a cantor.” (Wikipedia) “Streisand wowed Israelis not only with her voice in her first-ever concert here but with her unabashed trumpeting of Jewish identity as well. Rather than remain in a hotel in between performances, she has been out seeing the sites, even making an unannounced visit to the Western Wall. […]  She said the visit represented “a connection to my roots, to my heritage, to my family.” […] She went to public schools in Brooklyn but reminded her audience that she received three years of Orthodox Jewish education in a yeshiva.” (USA Today)

Check her IMDB, Facebook, wikipedia page or her Instagram, Twitter account for more information.

Watch a 24 minutes long interview with her:

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