Celebrate the Day
Today is the birthday of famous actress and singer, Barbra Streisand, who was born on April 24, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. This amazing lady is the highest-selling female recording artist of all time and has won numerous awards.
Barbra did not attend college and decided to move to Manhattan and become a cabaret singer. It was not until her Broadway debut in the show I Can Get It For You Wholesale (1962) that she landed a recording contract and a series of gold records. Her first album was released in 1963. This album received two Grammy Awards and at that time she was the youngest to receive such an honor.
Other notable achievements of Barbra Streisand are her acting in the movie Funny Girl (1968), Hello, Dolly! (1969), and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970). She was also in the musical comedy The Owl and the Pussycat (1970). The first film she produced was A Star is Born in 1976 which won six Golden Globes and produced her second number one single “Evergreen.”
Let’s wish Barbra Streisand a happy birthday and celebrate by watching Funny Girl or listening to some of her award winning music.