streisand history

Barbra Streisand, on the set of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever in April 1969, photographed by Lawrence Schiller.

Widely recognized as an icon in multiple entertainment fields, Streisand has attained unprecedented achievements as a recording artist, actor, director, producer, concert performer, author and songwriter. Streisand has been awarded two Oscars, five Emmys, ten Golden Globes, eight Grammys plus two special Grammys, a special Tony Award in 1970, and two CableACE Awards — the only artist to receive honors in all of those fields of endeavor. She will discuss her unparalleled career and force field of creativity at Tribeca with filmmaker and longtime pen pal (!) Robert Rodriguez. Join them.

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The Golden Apple Award was an award presented to entertainers by the Hollywood Women’s Press Club, usually in recognition not of performance but of behavior. In 1968, Fred Astaire and Barbra Streisand were the well-behaved winners. The awards ceremony included Golden Apples to recognize actors for being easy to work with, as well as the Sour Apple Award that chastised actors for being rude or difficult.

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“People would say, ‘How do you hold the notes so long?’ And I said, 'Because I want to.’”

We’re still in awe of Barbra Streisand’s queendom. This past month, the singular entertainment legend visited Tribeca 2017 to chat with friend Robert Rodriguez as part of the Tribeca Talks: Storytellers series.

(Photos by Russell James)