An 80th Birthday Celebration! Barbra Streisand first dazzled Broadway audiences with her comedic timing and enchanting voice. Then, she filled our stereos, television sets, and cinema screens with laughter, tears, and wonder, collecting Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, Tonys, and many other accolades across an illustrious seven-decade career. From humble beginnings in Brooklyn, Barbra would become a global ambassador for the arts, and a pioneer—the first woman to write, produce, direct, and star in a big-budget film with Yentl in 1983. From Funny Girl to serious filmmaker, multi-platinum recording artist to influential activist, Barbra has been a woman for all seasons. Womans World Icons is proud to celebrate Barbra’s 80th birthday by looking back on her phenomenal rise to stardom and her impact on entertainment today.
BARBRA An 80th Birthday Celebration
The GOLD standard • Barbra Streisand is a living legend of stage, screen, radio, and the world at large.
The BRIGHT GIRL from Brooklyn • Even as a child, smart and savvy Barbara Joan Streisand knew she was destined for fame.
Broadway DREAMS • A name change, an incredible work ethic, and a wondrous voice raised the young entertainer’s profile.
Small-screen STAR • A natural sense of comedic timing added to her allure as an in-demand talk-show regular.
Funny GIRL • Seasoned from her television appearances and first recordings, Barbra returned to the Great White Way for her biggest role yet.
FANNY BRICE • (1891–1951)
The ALBUMS • By picking her own material, the versatile singer would go on to sell more than 150 million records around the world.
BARBRA By The Numbers
The MOVIES • She defied convention and critics to establish her place as a leading actress and acclaimed director, becoming a cinema pioneer.
Ever the ROMANTIC • Her relationships with actors, politicians, and businessmen yielded a lifetime of colorful love stories.
A Lasting LEGACY • The EGOT winner continues to thrive, evolving the ways she will be remembered.
The Ultimate BABS QUIZ • Test your knowledge of all things Barbra Streisand over her six-decade career.
Barbara Streisand at 80