by Alex Shagin & Mel Wacks (1997), Barbra Streisand, Entertainer.
is a legend. She is the only artist ever to have earned Oscar, Tony,
Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace and Peabody Awards! She won
the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actress in her motion picture debut
("Funny Girl"), and was awarded her second Oscar in 1976 for composing
the song "Evergreen" for her hit film, "A Star is Born."She
was awarded a special Tony as "Star of the Decade," and 10 Golden
Globes for acting, directing, producing, songwriting, and as World
Film Favorite. Barbra has achieved more gold (37), platinum (21),
and multi-platinum (10) albums than any other artist.
Foundation, which she has funded since 1986, has made grants totaling
nearly 10 million dollars to American organizations that promote
and support: civil rights and race relations, environmental issues,
youth-related issues focusing on the economically disadvantaged,
and AIDS research. She donated her former 24 acre Malibu Estate
to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, where it has been dedicated
as a center of ecological studies.
In 1983, Barbra
produced, co-wrote the screenplay, directed and starred in the motion
picture "Yentl." Her film company produced a series of six television
dramas paying tribute to non-Jews who heroically saved Jews from
the Holocaust. And Ms. Streisand was named as honorary chairwoman
of the board of directors of Hadassah's International Research Institute
on Women when it was established in 1997.