Knowledge Identifier: +Barbara_Streisand
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1942.
Countries: United States (56%), Canada (6%), (6%)
Linked to: Recording Industry Association of America, American Film Institute, Democratic Party, Erasmus Hall High School
Golo Footwear - Perhaps best known for the famed go-go boot worn by Barbara Streisand in the 1960s, the boot was heralded for its new and innovating design, in part by being "bigger than an ordinary shoe, but smaller than a regular boot - as if a true boot had been lopped off before it grew to full height"
In 1961, Streisand appeared at the Town and Country nightclub in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, but her appearance was cut short; the club owner did not appreciate her singing style.
Following her success in I Can Get It for You Wholesale, Streisand made several appearances on The Tonight Show in 1962 and 1963.
Her first album, The Barbra Streisand Album, won two Grammy Awards in 1963.
In 1966, she repeated her success with Funny Girl in London's West End at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Her vocal talents prevailed, and she gained newfound success with the pop and ballad-oriented Richard Perry-produced album Stoney End in 1971.
She earned her second Academy Award for Best Original Song as composer (together with lyricist Paul Williams for the song "Evergreen", from A Star Is Born in 1976.
Only "Warm All Over" and a reworked, lite FM-friendly version of "All I Ask of You" were ever released, the latter appearing on Streisand's 1988 effort, Till I Loved You. At the beginning of the 1990s, Streisand started focusing on her film directorial efforts and became almost inactive in the recording studio.
Mike Myers appeared as the Linda Richman character on stage with Streisand at her 1994 MGM Grand concert, as well as a few of the 1994 Streisand tour shows.
In the 1996 comedy "The Associate", Whoopi Goldberg plays a business woman, Laurel Ayers, who creates a business associate, Robert S. Cutty, who is said to have known and dated Streisand.
In 1997, she finally returned to the recording studio, releasing Higher Ground, a collection of songs of a loosely-inspirational nature which featured a duet with Celine Dion.
On New Year's Eve 1999, Streisand returned to the concert stage, with the highest-grossing single concert in Las Vegas history to date.
Daniel Stern's 2003 Off-Broadway play Barbra's Wedding was set against the backdrop of Streisand's 1998 wedding to James Brolin.
Guilty Pleasures, a collaboration with Barry Gibb and a sequel to their Guilty, was released worldwide in 2005.
In the summer of 2007, Streisand gave concerts for the first time in continental Europe.
In 2011, she sang "Somewhere" from the Broadway musical "West Side Story", with child prodigy Jackie Evancho, on Evancho's album "Dream with Me"
It is a one-man show starring Michael Urie that premiered at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in April 2013
In September 2014, she will release Partners, a new album of duets that features collaborations with Elvis Presley, Andrea Bocelli and Michael Bublé
In April 2016, it was reported that Streisand was in advanced negotiations to star in and produce the film, which will be directed by Barry Levinson and distributed STX Entertainment
In March 2019, Streisand apologized for her controversial statements about Michael Jackson's accusers