Singer, Actress, Producer, Director
Barbra Joan Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand; April 24, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter, author, actress, film producer, and director. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an...Wikipedia
Born: 24th April, 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5' 3" (160 cm)
Claim to Fame: Broadway Version of Funny Girl
A Christmas Album (1967) is the first Christmas album released by Barbra Streisand.
Lauren Bacall, the sultry blonde siren who became an overnight star via a memorable film debut at age 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart in Howard Hawks’ “To Have and Have Not,” died Tuesday at her home of a suspected stroke. She was 89.
Much later in life, she was Oscar-nommed for supporting actress for her role as Barbra Streisand’s mother in 1997’s “The Mirror Has Two Faces.”
Born Betty Joan Perske, “a nice Jewish girl from the Bronx,” she stunned audiences in the forever-after-famous “you know how to... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 months ago
Phil Ramone Dead: Legendary Music Producer Dies at 72 Celebrity News March 30, 2013 AT 3:00PMBy Justin Ravitz The music world is mourning one of its most celebrated behind-the-scenes figures. Music producer and engineer Phil Ramone, a 14-time Grammy winner, passed away at New York Presbyterian Hospital on Saturday, March 30 following an aortic aneurysm in February, his son Matt confirmed to the Associated Press. Ramone was 72 years old, and is survived by sons Matt, BJ and Simon, and wife Karen. The list of superstars with whom Ramone worked during his storied... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 1 year ago
Paul McCartney to Receive France’s Legion of Honor
by: Dave Lifton
Here at Ultimate Classic Rock we always root for the underdog, and we love it when artists who have gone under-appreciated for years finally get their due, especially when it occurs in their lifetime. Today we learned of one such case when we saw the news that the French government has awarded the Legion of Honor to a little-known singer from Liverpool, England, Sir Paul McCartney.
The Legion of Honor was created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte as a way of honoring merit among... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 2 years ago
NEW YORK (AP) - Some of the most promising talent in show business was on the bill one day and night in 1955 at San Francisco's Purple Onion:
Eartha Kitt and Alice Ghostley; Paul Lynde and Robert Clary; a singer and dancer with the stage name Maya Angelou, and an eccentric former housewife, a few years older than her fellow performers, with the married name Phyllis Diller.
Angelou's family, including two small children (Clyde and Joyce), were seated in the front row. Years later, she would remember watching Diller and wondering how her guests would respond to... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 2 years ago
Composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch, best known for the torch song "The Way We Were," died Monday. He was 68 years old.
Hamlisch collapsed after a brief illness, his family announced.
In a career that spanned over four decades, Hamlisch won virtually every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globes.
Hamlisch composed more than forty motion picture scores, including his Oscar-winning score and song for "The Way We Were," and his adaptation of Scott Joplin's music for "The Sting," for which he... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 2 years ago
First woman since the silent era to direct, produce, write and star in a feature film; she also sings (Yentl (1983)).
Stepmother of Josh Brolin
Get ready for one mother of a road trip
As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride.
I did all I could, but there was nothing more in there for me. I had light cramps in my arm. Of course, the disappointment is great but there are more races.
It was a very, very important medal for the German team. I had a perfect race. I was in the top five from the start. My only goal was to get to the podium.