barbra streisand - large portrait
american singer-songwriter, author, actress, writer, film producer and director. born 1942 in new york into an orthodox jewish family from eastern europe. she, as entertainer, is one of the most successful with 200 million albums sold worldwide. she was on club and night-club circuit for many years before appearing regularly on television interview shows. 'funny girl' her first film, for which she won an academy award 1968, a reprise of her broadway show by the same name. the streisand foundation, established 1986, has contributed $16 million, and herself $25 million, to organizations in environment, civil liberties, voter rights, women's issues and nuclear disarmament. she appears to in good health, thank god!