Barbra Streisand

  • Barbra Streisand
    • Famous as : Singer
    • Birth Name : Barbara Joan Streisand
    • Birth Date : April 24, 1942
    • Birth Place : Brooklyn, New York, USA
    • Spouse : Elliott Gould (actor, 21-Mar-63 - 9-Jul-71), James Brolin (actor, since 1-Jul-98)
    • Claim to Fame : Album "The Barbra Streisand Album" (1963)

Barbra Streisand Biography

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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