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; born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.In a career spanning six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment and has been recognized with two Academy Awards, After beginning a successful recording career in the 1960s, Streisand ventured into film by the end of that decade.She starred in the critically acclaimed Funny Girl, for which she won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.Her other films include The Owl and the Pussycat, The Way We Were, and A Star Is Born, for which she received her second Academy Award, composing music for the love theme "Evergreen", the first woman to be honored as a composer.Her father earned a master's degree from City College of New York in 1928 and was considered athletic and handsome.
She returned to school in Brooklyn but never took dramatic arts classes, preferring instead to gain some real-world stage experience.
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To that end, in her second year, she took a night job at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village helping backstage.
When she was a senior, she rehearsed for a small part in Driftwood, a play staged in a midtown attic space. At age sixteen, she graduated from Erasmus Hall in January 1959, and despite her mother's pleas that she stay out of show business, she immediately set out trying to get roles on the New York City stage.