Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Happy Birthday, Barbra Streisand: Singer-Actress-Director-Activist Joins Club 75 along with Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney, Carole King

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Happy Birthday, Barbra Streisand!

The formidable singer-actress-director-activist-collector turns 75 today. She joins a group that includes Paul McCartney, Carole King, and Aretha Franklin among others.

Who could have guessed in 1942 that so many music legends would be born? And born at such a difficult time, the beginning of World War II for America?

Streisand has boatloads of awards and the devotion of a zillion fans around the world. She’s just about to embark on another tour, this time bringing her back to Brooklyn and then to Long Island for the time ever.

The Way We Were
 

and almost 40 years later…

Streisand in her best movie, What’s Up Doc?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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