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Barbra Streisand has been called the âmost successful...talented performer of her generationâ by Vanity Fair, and her voice, said pianist Glenn Gould, is âone of the natural wonders of the age.â Streisand scaled the heights of entertainmentâfrom a popular vocalist to a first-rank Broadway star in Funny Girl to an Oscar-winning actress to a producer and director. But she has also become a cultural icon who has transcended show business. To achieve her success, Brooklyn-born Streisand had to overcome tremendous odds, not the least of which was her Jewishness. Dismissed, insulted, even reviled when she embarked on a show business career for acting too Jewish and looking too Jewish, she brilliantly converted her Jewishness into a metaphor for outsiderness that would eventually make her the avenger for anyone who felt marginalized and powerless.
Neal Gabler examines Streisandâs life and career through this prism of othernessâa Jew in a gentile world, a self-proclaimed homely girl in a world of glamour, a kooky girl in a world of conventionâand shows how central it was to Streisandâs triumph as one of the voices of her age.
About: An enthralling appreciation of the monumentally gifted popular artist and cultural icon who challenged Hollywoodâs standards of beauty and glamour Barbra Streisand has been called the âmost successful.
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