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Barbra Streisand: Becoming an Icon 1942-1984

A look at Barbra Streisand's rise to stardom and the remarkable achievements of her early career.

Barbra Streisand grew up in working-class Brooklyn, dreaming of escape from her tough childhood. A stellar student, she resisted the pressure to go to college as her sights were firmly set on Broadway. She was determined to become an actress and landed her first role aged 16, but it was two years later, when she started to sing, that her career took off.

Subverting stereotypes and breaking glass ceilings, this programme looks at her rise to stardom and the remarkable achievements of her early career.

58 minutes

Last on

Fri 13 Dec 2019 20:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Barbra Streisand


  • 00:11

    Barbra Streisand

    The Garry Moore Show - Happy Days Are Here Again (Album Version)

  • 00:15

    I Can Get It For You Wholesale Orchestra, Lehman Engel


  • 00:16

    Lehman Engel, I Can Get It For You Wholesale Orchestra, Lillian Roth, Elliott Gould, Marilyn Cooper, Harold Lang, Bambi Linn

    The Family Way

  • 00:22

    Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland

    Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again (Duet With Judy Garland) (Album Version)

  • 00:23

    Glee Cast

    Don't Rain On My Parade

  • 00:30

    Herbert Ross, Jule Styne, Herbert Ross and His Orchestra, Barbra Streisand

    I'm The Greatest Star (Album Version)

  • 00:38

    Barbra Streisand

    Hello, Dolly (With Louis Armstrong) (Album Version)

  • 00:40

    Laura Nyro

    Stoney End

  • 00:44

    Barbra Streisand

    Let's Hear It for Me

  • 00:46

    Barbra Streisand

    My Heart Belongs To Me

  • 00:53

    Donna Summer

    No More Tears

  • 00:54

    Liz McClarnon

    Woman In Love


Role Contributor
Director Nicolas Maupied
Producer Cathy Palumbo
Production Company Roche Productions
Production Company Arte France


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