Barbra Streisand: Broadway and Fashion Icon

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Barbra Streisand: Broadway and Fashion Icon
January 1960 -- In this iconic photo, Barbra poses for a photo call for "Funny Girl" which she starred in for a year. She was nominated for a Tony for "Best Leading Actress in a Musical."

January 1965 - Streisand is photographed wearing a fuchsia pink silk dress with a scoop neckline and a matching bow around the waist.

September 1965 - Streisand appears with her Emmy for 'Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Actors and Performers' for her performance in the TV special 'My Name Is Barbra.'

March 1966 - Streisand is photographed in Central Park.

June 1966 - Streisand with her former husband, Elliott Gould at the opening of an exhibition at the Grosvenor Gallery.

June 1967 - Streisand attends a pro-Israel rally at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, to raise emergency funds for Israel after the Six-Day War.

January 1969 - American actor John Wayne (1907 - 1979) holding an Oscar that he was awarded for his role in True Grit with Streisand.

February 1969 - Streisand holds her Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical at the 26th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

June 1969 - Streisand, wearing a pink plaid coat, a black hat, and sunglasses, standing by a lake in Central Park, New York City. She was in New York for the shooting of director Vincente Minnelli's film, 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.'

April 1972 -  Streisand performing on stage.

October 1973 - Streisand, wearing a turban and a fur jacket, surrounded by men in tuxedos at the premiere of director Sydney Pollack's film, 'The Way We Were', in which she starred.

December 1976 - Streisand, Jon Peters, and Guest during 'A Star Is Born' New York City Premiere - After Party at Tavern on the Green in New York City.

January 1977 - Streisand wins three awards the 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

December 1982 - Jon Peters and Barbra Streisand during 'Six Weeks' New York Premiere Party at New York Hilton Hotel in New York City.

January 1984 - Barbra Streisand attends the 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards and wins two more Golden Globes.

March 1986 - Streisand attends the 38th Annual Director Guild of America Awards Honors Akira Kurosawa.

August 1990 - Actor Nick Nolte and actress/singer Barbra Streisand on August 21, 1990 on the set of the film 'The Prince of Tides' in New York City.

December 1991 - Streisand attends 'The Prince of Tides' Century City Premiere.

September 1992 - Streisand attends the 1992 U.S. Open Tennis: Men's Singles Third Round Andre Agassi vs. Jan Siemerink.

September 1995 - Streisand attends the 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards where she was awarded Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Barbra Streisand: The Concert.

August 1998 - Barbra Streisand during James Brolin Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Hollywood Boulevard.

January 2000 - Streisand attends the 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards where she was awarded the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement.

November 2001 - Streisand sings 'You'll Never Walk Along' closing the 53rd Emmy Awards show. After two postponements attributed to the war on terrorism, the awards show is finally being held at a small venue, the Shubert Theatre.

March 2002 - Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand during The 74th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room.

September 2002 - Streisand performs at National Democratic Gala, a benefit to help win a democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

January 2004 - James Brolin and Barbra Streisand during The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards.

December 2004 - Streisand during 'Meet the Fockers' Los Angeles Premiere.

October 2005 - Streisand performs at the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation 10th Annual "Grand Slam for Children" fundraiser.

May 2008 - Streisand attends the 2008 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

December 2008 - Streisand attends the 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors at the Hall of States in the John F. Kennedy Center where she was a recipient of the honor.

May 2010 - Streisand and James Brolin spotted in Malibu, California.

February 2011 - National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences president Neil Portnow and Barbra Streisand pose backstage at 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Barbra Streisand.

February 2011 - Streisand attends The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center.

November 2011 - Donna Karan and Barbra Streisand arrive to the 10th Annual Celebration Of Dreams at Bacara Resort and Spa.

October 2012 - Streisand performs at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.


For most of Barbra Streisand's life, she's been known for her ability to captivate the stage. When she first became a nightclub singer in the early 1960's few could predict that the teenage girl from Brooklyn would become such a star. The only person who knew she was destined for greatness: was Barbra herself.

Barbra has performed on stage, in front of a camera, with chart-topping singers, and in front of foreign dignitaries. With all this success comes an added pressure to really stand out. For Barbra, this isn't a problem. From arriving in a oversized mink coat to appearing at the Grammy's in a full-body sequin dress, Barbra's style is all her own. Now, as she turns 71-years-old today, she has ushered in a more casual era. Barbra is typically seen in over-sized caftans and scarves in comparison to her over-the-top 60's looks.

Click through the gallery above to see some of Barbra's most iconic and fashionable moments.
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