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Get to know award-winning actress, singer, and Broadway star Barbra Streisand.

How old is Barbra Streisand?

Barbra Streisand is 77 years old. She was born, Barbara Joan Streisand, in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 24, 1942, according to Biography.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand speaks onstage at the 67th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards on February 7, 2015. | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for DGA

What was her childhood like?

Streisand’s childhood was tough. Her father, Emanuel Streisand, died of complications relating to an epileptic seizure when she was just 15 months old. Her mother, Diana Rosen, raised Streisand and her older brother. Diana married her second husband while her daughter spent the summer at camp. Her relationship with her stepfather wasn’t a good one.

“I groveled at his f**king feet and called him Dad and brought him his slippers for two days,” Streisand said later in life about her stepfather, according to the Daily Mail. “There was no change. He didn’t treat me any better. He didn’t talk to me. He didn’t see me. He didn’t like me.”

Streisand’s relationship with her mother wasn’t much better. Her mother often commented negatively about her looks and didn’t show much love toward her daughter. Streisand found refuge in singing and acting, and in high school befriended her fellow classmate, Neil Diamond.

She moved to Manhattan after graduating high school at 16 to pursue her career.

Is Barbra Streisand married?

Yes, Streisand is married to actor James Brolin.

Barbra Streisand and James Brolin
Barbra Streisand and James Brolin attend the “And So It Goes” premiere at Guild Hall on July 6, 2014, in East Hampton, New York. | Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images

“I met him at a dinner and expected a bearded mountain-man type, and he had cut off all his hair and was clean-shaven,” Streisand told W magazine, according to Good Housekeeping. “I asked him, ‘Who screwed up your hair?’ He later told me that’s when he fell in love with me. My fella likes to hear the truth, which is unusual.”

The two got engaged in 1997 and married in 1998. Brolin is her second husband.

Streisand met her first husband, another actor named Elliot Gould, in the early 1960s. Their marriage lasted eight years.

Does Barbra Streisand have any kids?

Yes, Streisand has one child. She and Gould had a son together, Jason Gould.

Jason Gould, Barbra Streisand, and James Brolin.
Barbra Streisand with her husband James Brolin and her son, Jason. | Serge BENHAMOU/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

What is Barbra Streisand’s net worth?

Streisand’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million, according to Forbes.

How did she launch her career?

Streisand started out singing in nightclubs in New York City, according to IMDb. She began her career on Broadway in 1962 when she landed a role in “I Can Get It For You Wholesale.” The performance earned Streisand a Tony Award nomination.

Then she signed a record deal with Columbia Records and released the album, The Barbra Streisand Album in 1963, which went on to become a gold record and win Streisand two Grammy awards.

Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl.
Barbra Streisand, as Fanny Brice, in ‘Funny Girl’ in1968. | Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

She showed off her singing talents again in 1964 when she played Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl” on Broadway. The show became such a big hit, it was remade into a film in 1968, which became Streisand’s first film role.

What are Barbra Streisand’s most popular songs?

Streisand’s most popular songs include “The Way We Were,” “Evergreen” from A Star Is Born, “Woman in Love,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” a collaboration between Streisand and Neil Diamond, and “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough),” another collaboration, this time between Streisand and Donna Summer, according to