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Barbra Streisand

Philippe Halsman, 1906 - 1979
Barbra Streisand, born 24 Apr 1942
Gelatin silver print
Image: 31.4 x 26.8cm (12 3/8 x 10 9/16")
Sheet: 35.4 x 27.8cm (13 15/16 x 10 15/16")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9cm (28 x 22")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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© Philippe Halsman Archive
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Born Brooklyn, New York
Just twenty-two when she took Broadway by storm in the hit musical Funny Girl (1964), Barbra Streisand has retained her luster for more than four decades as one of the entertainment industry’s brightest stars. In tandem with her early success on the stage, Streisand rose to the top of the charts in the mid-1960s with such signature recordings as "People" and "Don’t Rain on My Parade." She took home the Academy Award for Best Actress in her motion picture debut in Funny Girl (1968). She continued her on-screen career in such films as Hello, Dolly (1969), The Way We Were (1973), and A Star is Born (1976) before branching into producing and directing with Yentl (1983) and The Prince of Tides (1991). The winner of dozens of awards throughout her career—including the 1977 Oscar for Best Original Song ("Evergreen")—Streisand became a Kennedy Center Honors recipient in 2008.
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