Quick! Name the actress/ singer/ director/ composer/ producer/ designer/ author/ photographer/ activist who is the only artist to ever receive an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts and Peabody Awards, France’s Legion d’honneur as well as the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
That’s right… I’m talking about Barbra Streisand. And today Babs is 70!
One of the most remarkable women of our time, Barbra is one of the first guests I’d invite on a lunch date. I’d love to sit for a couple hours and listen to her tell behind-the-scenes story after story. From “Funny Girl,” to “The Way We Were” to “A Star is Born,” to “Yentl,” to “The Prince of Tides, to “Meet the Fockers,” her diverse filmography now spans five decades.
And what could be said about her singing that hasn’t already been said a thousand times over? “Memories, Light the corners of my mind, Misty water-colored memories, of the way we were….” What the hell, this woman could sing a recipe for making clam chowder and it would still give me goose bumps.
Seriously, how could any middle-aged woman not worship at her feet?
But in order not to go on and on an on and on about one of my true female heroes of all time, let me just direct you to her website, to explore and enjoy as time allows: http://www.barbrastreisand.com/us/biography