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Name: Barbra Streisand                                                             
Birth name: Barbara Joan Streisand                                                 
Born: 24 April 1942 Brooklyn, New York, United States                               
Barbra Streisand (born April 24, 1942)                                             
is an Academy Award-winning American singer and film and theatre actress. She       
has also achieved some notability as a composer, political activist, film           
producer and director. She has won Oscars for Best Actress and Best Original       
Song as well as multiple Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, and Golden Globe Awards.       
She is considered one of the most commercially and critically successful female     
entertainers in modern entertainment history and one of the best selling solo       
recording artists in the US, with RIAA-certified shipments of over 71 million       
albums. She is the highest ranking female artist on the Recording Industry         
Association of America's (RIAA) Top Selling Artists list. She has sold             
approximately 145 million albums worldwide.