they say its not so important to live a long life to be happy but its important to live a full life in those years. If they don’t, they should tell Barbra Streisandwho turns 80 today.
The iconic performer with the inoperable nose was and still is one of the most important figures in Western music and film culture over the past 50 years, participating in a wide variety of projects that have earned her recognition and honor on numerous occasions , and to feel forever young.
Because youthfulness and authenticity are earned rather than bought, they must be exercised. In honor of the singer born in Brooklyn, married twice (currently James Brolin’s wife since 1998), and mother of Jason Gouldwe look back on her most important film and record achievements.
Congratulations, Barbara! May you live many, many, more years!
Top 10 Barbra Streisand Movies
- Funny Girl (1968): Fanny Brice, played by Barbra Streisand, is a Broadway and radio actress who has had much success. It eventually hinders his personal life due to his fame. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
- “Hello Dolly!” (1969): The actress, who was only 27 years old at the time, played the famous protagonist of this successful Broadway play and had her first film adaptation. “Hello Dolly!” is a film directed by the legendary Gene Kelly. In 1970, it was nominated for seven Academy Awards, three of which were won. Streisand was, of course, nominated for neither.
- ‘On a clear day you can see forever’ (1970): Streisand has always been interested in subjects related to psychology, and she has reviewed many of them in her film career. Daisy Gamble, a woman who needs the help of a famous doctor to quit smoking, was her first foray into that world in Come Back To My Side. The doctor discovers that Gamble has lived many past lives while treating her with hypnosis.
- ‘The owl and the cat’ (1970): One of the actress’s favorites. In it, she gives birth to Doris, a prostitute who works for the neighbors of her own building.
- “What is it, Doctor?” (1972): Judy Maxwell, played by Barbra Streisand, is a disaster-prone college student in this romantic comedy. Her character, who can’t go a semester without blowing up a classroom because of a failed chemistry experiment, is completely lost.
- ‘The way we were’ (1973): This has to be one of the most important love films in cinema history. One of Streisand’s most famous songs, ‘The Way We Were’, is featured on the soundtrack. In this film, Barbra and Robert Redford play two college students whose lives collide during World War II.
- ‘Funny Lady’ (1975): The sequel to “Funny Girl” came to the delight of all Fanny Brice fans seven years later. Here Brice is already a woman who is living her last years of fame.
- ‘A star is born’ (1976): This famous story has been revised several times in the history of cinema, as we could see in 2018 with the version of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. In that of Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, the story is transferred to the music world for the first time. They both won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for the song ‘Evergreen’.
- ‘Yentl’ (1983): Making this film was one of Barbra’s great struggles in Hollywood, which she finally achieved when she made her debut as a film director. In it, they tell the story of a girl who dresses up as a boy to study the Talmud. It won several awards: Golden Globe for Best Music Film and for Best Director (for Streisand), as well as the Oscar for Best Soundtrack in 1984.
- ‘The Prince of Tides’ (1991): In her second directorship, Streisand tells the story of soccer coach Nick Nolte, who must overcome his sister’s suicide attempt and further trauma with the help of a New York psychiatrist played by Streisand. The film did not win an Oscar with seven nominations.
Top 10 Barbra Streisand Songs
- ‘Woman in Love’, Barbra Streisand
- ‘Guilty’, Barbra Streisand featuring ‘Barry Gibb
- ‘Evergreen’, Barbra Streisand with Babyface
- ‘The Way We Were’, Barbra Streisand with Lionel Richie
- ‘I Finally Found Someone’, Barbra Streisand with Bryan Adams
- ‘Tell him’, Barbra Streisand
- ‘What Kind of Fool’, Barbra Streisand with John Legend
- ‘You don’t bring me flowers’, Barbra Streisand
- ‘Memory’, Barbra Streisand
- ‘Don’t rain on my parade’, Barbra Streisand
What is ‘the Streisand effect’?
Before closing this artistic review of our famous actress and performer, there is a journalistic concept known as the ‘Streisand effect,’ which few people know and who bears the surname Barbra. This phenomenon occurs when an attempt is made to obscure or censor specific information, but the attempt fails, resulting in the opposite effect, which is to emphasize the information and make it true or valid in the eyes of society. In most cases, it is information that goes viral. Why is it called Streisand? For a 2003 scandal involving the actress and photographer Kenneth Adelman†