- May 21, 2015 03:20:24 GMT
After a number of authors claimed to write her biographies, Barbra is finally writing her own memoir to relive her memories.READ MORE
Barbra Streisand was born Barbara Joan Streisand on April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother was a singer, but she earned her income as a school secretary. Meanwhile, her father was a high school teacher. He died from complications of an epileptic seizure when Streisand was only 15 months old. After Mr. Streisand died, the family barely survived on the brink of poverty. They moved in with Barbra's grandparents to help make ends meet.
As a child, Streisand attended Bais Yakov School, where she sang in the school choir. Following elementary school, Streisand was a student at Erasmus Hall High School where she met future collaborator, Neil Diamond. Even before Barbra graduated from high school, she was traveling to New York City to study acting. At the age of 15, she met Anita and Alan Miller at the Cherry Lane Theater in Greenwich Village. Streisand negotiated a deal with the couple; she would babysit for their children in exchange for a scholarship to Alan's acting school. It was one of two schools she simultaneously attended. She graduated from Erasmus High in 1959 at the age of 16. She was fourth in her class.
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The songstress' new album, which features her duets with some fellow singers, comes atop the chart with 196,000, outselling Breezy's record that debuts with 146,000.READ MORE
The legendary singer makes her first talk show appearance in 50 years on the 'Tonight Show', singing with Fallon standing in for Elvis Presley, Blake Shelton and Michael Buble.READ MORE