7 Things to know about Barbra Streisand

7 Things to Know

February 23, 2013 9:57:59 AM PST
Here are seven things to know about Barbra Streisand, who will be singing at Sunday night's Oscars.

7 Facts about Barbra Streisand

1. She has won two Academy Awards for "Best Actress" and "Best Original Song"

2.The last time she sang at the Academy Awards she won for "Best Original song"

3. She directed the film "The Prince of Tides" and the film was nominated for 7 Oscars.

4. Streisand made her major debut in the Broadway show, I Can Get it For You Wholesale in 1962.

5. The Barbra Streisand Album in 1963. It became a Top 10 gold record and received two Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. At the time, she was the youngest artist to receive the honor.

6. Streisand has had No. 1 albums in each of the last four decades?the greatest longevity for any solo recording artist

7. Streisand has sold more than 70 million records worldwide, and is the only artist to have earned honors from all the major award institutions, including two Oscar Awards, one Tony Award, five Emmys, 10 Grammys, 10 Golden Globes, a CableAce Award, the University of Georgia's George Foster Peabody Award and the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Source: Biography.com

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