Barbara Streisand is an American singer, actress, director, and producer, born on April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York City. She started her career as a nightclub singer in the 1960s, and her talent and unique voice quickly brought her to Broadway. She became a successful recording artist, winning multiple Grammy Awards, and later transitioned to film and television, winning two Academy Awards and multiple Emmy Awards. Streisand is also a philanthropist, supporting various causes including women’s heart disease research. She has sold over 150 million records worldwide and is considered one of the greatest entertainers of all time.