At 6 years old I was introduced to Funny Girl, a wonderful musical about Fanny Brice featuring Barbra Streisand. Watching this dazzling woman with perfect comedic timing and a voice that could melt your heart like buttah, I was immediately hooked!
Barbra Streisand is a true pioneer for women. Shocked? Well think about it; Barbra Streisand is the #1 best selling female recording artist in history and the only woman to make the Top 10 all time best selling artists list, which includes Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Over the course of her career, Streisand has recorded 50 gold, 30 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums. An artist of unparalleled accomplishments in multiple entertainment fields, Streisand has made her mark as an award-winning actress of stage and screen, recording artist, concert performer, movie producer, film director, screenwriter and songwriter. Having earned two Oscars (Best Actress and Best Song), five Emmys, 11 Golden Globes, 10 Grammys including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement and Grammy Legend Awards, a special Tony Award (in 1970 as 'Star of the Decade'), two Cable Ace and three Peabody awards, she is the only performer to hold honors from all of those institutions. In addition, Streisand is a recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award, America's National Medal of Arts and France's Legion of Honor. In December 2008 she became the first female director to receive the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor. And lets not forget she is very passionate about politics supporting Barack Obama during his campaign for presidency back in September 2008.
Babs is a star in more ways than one and here at Bust we celebrated by listening to her newest release 'Love is the Answer' released by Columbia to be released Tuesday, September 29. This record is co-produced by Diana Krall and offers a smoky depth often not heard from Streisand.
PS. There is also a new Barbra doll available from Barbie Collectors Catalogue! Brilliance!
photo courtesy of www.barbrastreisand.com and fashion156