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Barbra Joan Streisand was born on April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York. She is an award winning actress, singer, director, and producer. Barbra began her career by performing at nightclubs and different theaters in the early 1960s. She soon signed to Columbia Records in 1963 and produced her debut album, “The Barbra Streisand Album." At that year’s Grammys she won her first of many Grammy awards for Album of the Year. She is extremely well-known for her singing ability and has released multiple albums, including “The Barbra Streisand Album,” “Je m’apelle Barbra,” “Streisand Superman,” and“Love is the Answer." In 1964 she began the role as of Fanny Brice in the musical, “Funny Girl.” The Broadway show was, and still is, a defining role for Streisand. In 1965 she won two Emmy Awards for her TV Program “My Name Is Barbra” for Outstanding Program Achievements in Entertainment, and Outstanding Individual Achievements inEntertainment. In 1968 she reprised her role as Fanny Brice for the“Funny Girl” movie, for which she won an Academy Award for best Actress in 1969. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s she starred in multiple musical movies such as “Funny Lady,” “Hello Dolly,” “A Star is Born,” and “The Way We Were." She directed her first movies in 1983 for the film “Yentl,” in which she also starred as the leading role.


Communication Studies

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Dr. Lisa Bergson, Thesis Advisor
Dr. Thomasena Shaw, Committee Member
Dr. Jason A. Edwards, Committee Member

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