Wootton Talks Musical Movie Legends: BARBRA STREISAND: Diva & Activist All Ages
American megastar singer, composer, actress, director and producer Barbra Streisand is a showbiz legend – and gay icon – with multiple accolades to her name, including Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, Golden Globes, Peabodys and a Tony.
Having recorded more than 60 albums and sold more than 150 million records, she is among the best-selling recording artists of all time and the only recording artist ever to have a number-one album in each of the last six decades. Her movie career started with her reprise of her Broadway and West End hit turn as Fanny Price in Funny Girl (1968), with other film musical roles including Hello, Dolly! (1969) and A Star is Born (1976). She also played screwball heroines in such comedies as The Owl and the Pussycat (1970) and What’s Up, Doc? (1972), and dramatic roles in the likes of The Way We Were (1973) and Nuts (1983), while she was director, producer and star of Yentl (1983), Prince of Tides (1991) and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).
Wootton chronicles the extraordinary life and career of Streisand, who is known for her outspokenness, philanthropy, activism and progressive politics, having been a major fundraiser for Bill Clinton.
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