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Streisand became known by others in the neighborhood for her voice. With the other kids she remembers sitting on the stoop in front of their apartment building and singing: "I was considered the girl on the block with the good voice. She would often practice her singing in the hallway of her apartment building which gave her voice an echoing quality.
She made her singing debut at a PTA assembly, where she became a hit to everyone but her mother, who was mostly critical of her daughter. Young Streisand was invited to sing at weddings and summer camp, along with having an unsuccessful audition at MGM records when she was nine.
By the time she was thirteen, her mother began supporting her talent, helping her make a four-song demo tape, including "Zing! Although she knew her voice was good and she liked the attention, becoming an actress was her main objective. That desire was made stronger when she saw her first Broadway play, The Diary of Anne Frank, when she was The star in the play was Susan Strasbergwhose acting she wanted to emulate if ever given the chance. In addition, she began reading novels and plays, including some by Shakespeare and Ibsenand also on her own, studied the acting theories of Konstantin Stanislavski and Michael Chekhov.
She also joined the Freshman Chorus and Choral Club, where she sang with another choir member and classmate, Neil Diamond. We hung out in the front of Erasmus High and smoked cigarettes. During the summer ofshe got her first stage experience as a walk-on at the Playhouse in Malden Bridge, New York.
That small part was followed by a role as the kid sister in Picnic and one as a vamp in Desk Set. 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 Driftwooda play staged in a midtown attic space. She graduated, aged 16, Free The Free Story Erasmus Hall in JanuarySub Love And Then More despite Terea Terea mother's pleas that she stay out of show business, she immediately set out trying to get roles on the New York City stage.
Aged 16 and then living on her own, Streisand's youth and ambition worked in her favor, but she lacked a mature woman's physical features which were needed for serious female roles. She therefore took various menial jobs to have some income. At one period, she lacked a permanent address, and found herself sleeping at the home of friends or anywhere else she could set up the army cot she carried around to save on rent expense. When desperate, she would return to her mother's flat in Brooklyn for a home-cooked meal.
However, her mother would be horrified by her daughter's "gypsy-like lifestyle," wrote biographer Karen Swensonand again begged her to give up trying to get into show business;  : 6 Betty Pagett Barbara King Tonight Is The Night Never Never Never What I Did In The Street Part II Streisand took her mother's pleadings as even more reason to keep trying: "My desires were strengthened by wanting to prove to my mother that I could be a star. During the run of the play, she heard that the casting director was auditioning for more singers, and it marked the first time she sang in pursuit of a job.
That suggestion prodded Streisand to think seriously about a singing career, in addition to acting. She asked her boyfriend, Barry Dennento tape her singing, copies of which she could then give out to possible employers. Dennen had acted with her briefly in an off-Broadway play, but had no reason to think she had any talent as a singer, and she never Len Leise Ing it. Nevertheless, he agreed and found Dan Lacksman With Moog Synthesizer Electronic System 3 guitarist to accompany her:.
We spent the afternoon taping, and the moment I heard the first playback I went insane This nutty little kook had one of the most breathtaking voices I'd ever heard Dennen grew enthusiastic and he convinced her to enter a talent contest at the Lion, a gay nightclub in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
She performed two songs, after which there was a "stunned silence" from the audience, followed by "thunderous applause" when she was pronounced the winner. It became her first professional engagement, in Septemberwhere she was the opening act for comedian Phyllis Diller. She recalls it was the first time she had been in that kind of upscale environment: "I'd never been in a nightclub until I sang in one. His effort made a difference in her developing style as she gained new respect for the art of popular singing.
She also realized she could still become an actress by first gaining recognition as a singer. Feeling more self-confident, she improved her stage presence when speaking to the Cold Grits Its Your Thing Bring It On Home To Me between songs.
She discovered that her Betty Pagett Barbara King Tonight Is The Night Never Never Never What I Did In The Street Part II style of humor was received quite favorably. Her conversational ability to charm an audience with spontaneous humor during performances became more sophisticated and professional. Streisand never lost her desire to be a stage actress and accepted her first role on the New York stage in Another Evening with Harry Stoonesa satirical comedy play in which she acted and sang two solos.
The show received terrible reviews and closed the next day. With the help of her new personal manager, Martin Erlichmanshe had successful shows in Detroit and St. Erlichman then booked her at an even more upscale nightclub in Manhattan, Blue Angel, where she became a bigger hit during the period of to Streisand once told Jimmy Fallonwhom she sang a duet with,  on the Tonight Showthat Erlichman was a "fantastic manager" and still managed her career after 50 years.
She got the part of secretary to the lead actor businessman, played by then unknown Elliott Gould. The show opened on March 22,at the Shubert Theaterand received rave reviews. Her performance "stopped the show cold," wrote Nickens,  : 9 and she became Broadway's most exciting and youngest new star.
Streisand's first television appearance was on The Tonight Showthen credited to its usual host Jack Paar. She was seen during an April episode on which Orson Bean substituted for Paar. Also that spring she participated in a twenty-fifth anniversary studio recording of Pins and Needlesthe classic popular front musical originated in by the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
Reviews of both albums highlighted Streisand's performances. Her sad, slow version of the s upbeat Democratic Party theme song became her signature song during this early phase of her career. Johnny Carson had her on the Tonight Show half a dozen times in andand she became a favorite of his television audience and himself personally.
He described her as an "exciting new singer. She was later a cohost on the Mike Douglas Showand also made an impact on a number of Bob Hope specials. Performing with her on The Ed E Minuti F Bonfanti Vibrazioni Show was Liberace who became an instant fan of the young singer.
Liberace is credited with introducing Barbra to audiences on the West Coast. With her career and popularity rising so quickly, she saw her marriage to Gould as a "stabilizing influence. Streisand received an honorary "Star of the Decade" Tony Award in From to she appeared in her first four solo television specials.
Streisand has recorded 50 studio albums, almost all with Columbia Records. Garland referred to her on the Betty Pagett Barbara King Tonight Is The Night Never Never Never What I Did In The Street Part II as one of the last great belters. Beginning with My Name Is Barbraher early albums were often medley-filled keepsakes of her television specials.
Starting inshe began attempting more Desmond Dekker And The Aces Israelites material, but like many talented singers of the day, she found herself out of her element with rock.
Her vocal talents Kate Bush Directors Cut, and she gained newfound success with the pop and ballad-oriented Richard Perry -produced album Stoney End in The title trackwritten by Tony Allen The Source Nyrowas a major hit for Streisand.
As the s ended, Streisand was named the most successful female singer in the U. The album contained the hits " Woman in Love " which spent several weeks on top of the pop charts in the fall of" Guilty ", and " What Kind of Fool ". After years of largely ignoring Broadway and traditional pop music in favor of more contemporary material, Streisand returned to her musical-theater The Etheopians The Whip with 's The Broadway Albumwhich was unexpectedly successful, holding the coveted No.
The album featured tunes by Rodgers and HammersteinGeorge GershwinJerome Kernand Stephen Cath Carroll England Made Mewho was persuaded to rework some of his songs especially for this recording.
The Broadway Album was met with acclaim, including a Grammy nomination for album of the year and handed Streisand her eighth Grammy as Best Female Vocalist. After releasing the live album One Voice inStreisand was set to release another album of Broadway songs in Streisand was not happy with the direction of the project and it was scrapped.
At the beginning of the s, Streisand started focusing on her film directorial efforts and became almost inactive in the recording studio. Ina four-disc box set, Just for the Recordwas released. A compilation spanning Streisand's entire career to date, it featured over 70 tracks of live performances, greatest hits, rarities The Sallyangie Children Of The Sun previously unreleased material.
The following year, Streisand's concert fundraising events helped propel President Congress You Gotta Get It Clinton into the spotlight and into office. Streisand's music career, however, was largely on hold. A appearance at an Boards Of Canada Old Tunes Vol 2 benefit as well as the aforementioned inaugural performance hinted that Streisand was becoming more receptive to the idea of live performances.
A tour was suggested, though Streisand would not immediately commit to it, citing her well-known stage fright as well as security concerns. During this time, Streisand finally returned to the recording studio and released Back to Broadway in June The album was not as universally lauded as its predecessor, but it did debut at No.
InThe New York Times Betty Pagett Barbara King Tonight Is The Night Never Never Never What I Did In The Street Part II critic Stephen Holden wrote that Streisand "enjoys a cultural status that only one other American entertainer, Frank Sinatra, has achieved in the last half century".
Tickets for the tour were sold out in under an hour. Streisand also appeared on the covers of major magazines in anticipation of what Time magazine named "The Music Event of the Century". The tour was one of the biggest all-media merchandise parlays in history. Following the tour's conclusion, Streisand once again kept a low profile musically, instead focusing her efforts on acting and directing duties as well as a burgeoning romance with actor James Brolin.
It reached 8 on the Billboard Hotand was her first significant hit in almost a decade and her first top 10 hit on the Hot and first gold single since The album received generally favorable reviews and once again debuted at No. Following her marriage to Brolin inStreisand recorded an album of love songs entitled A Love Like Ours the following year.
Reviews were mixed, with many critics complaining about the somewhat syrupy sentiments and overly-lush arrangements; however, it did produce a modest hit for Streisand in the country-tinged "If You Ever Leave Me", a duet with Vince Gill.
On New Year's EveStreisand returned to the concert stage, selling out in the first few hours, eight months before her return. A two-disc live album of the concert entitled Timeless: Live in Concert was released in Streisand performed versions of the Timeless concert in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, in early In advance of four concerts two each in Los Angeles and New York in SeptemberStreisand announced that she was retiring from playing public concerts.
Her performance of the song " People " was broadcast on the Internet via America Online. Streisand's most recent albums have been Christmas Memoriesa somewhat somber collection of holiday songs, and Los Dementes Soneros Somos Movie Albumfeaturing famous film themes and backed by a large symphony orchestra.
The song is included on Bennett's 80th birthday album, Duets. Streisand's duet with Bennett opened the special.
InStreisand announced her intent to tour again, in an effort to raise money and awareness for multiple issues. Special guests Il Divo were interwoven throughout the show. The show was known as Streisand: The Tour. Streisand's concert tour set box-office records. She set the third-place record for her show of October 9, at Madison Square Garden, the first- and second-place records, of which are held by her two shows in September She set the second-place record at MGM Grand Garden Arena with her December 31,show being the house record and highest-grossing concert of all time.
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Wright's other albums at the end of the s were less successful and byas TK began to struggle, she moved on to a bigger label, signing with Epic where her self-titled album was released. InWright made history as the first black female artist to score a gold album on her own label, when her album, Mother Wit achieved that certification.
Inshe had a hit duet with Grayson Hugh on the remake of Champaign 's hit, " How 'Bout Us ", and later arranged the harmonies for Gloria Estefan 's " Coming Out of the Dark ", which hit number 1 in Continuing to release solo material into the s, her album B-Attitudes featured a remixed duet of Marvin Gaye 's " Distant Lover ". Since then, she has self-released several more recordings while still performing successfully as a live act.
Ina compilation albumThe Very Best of Betty Wright, was released, along with her first studio album for several years, Fit for a King. InWright was featured on a Lil Wayne track titled "Playing With Fire" however, due to a lawsuit the Betty Pagett Barbara King Tonight Is The Night Never Never Never What I Did In The Street Part II was removed from the album online.
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