Bar­bra streisand: Be­com­ing an icon 1942-1984

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Fol­low the rise of the ac­claimed singer, song­writer, ac­tress and film­maker. Chart­ing Bar­bra’s life and ca­reer, from child­hood in work­ing-class Brook­lyn in the 1940s, to suc­cess on Broad­way and Hol­ly­wood break­through in movies such as Funny Girl, Hello, Dolly!, A Star Is Born and Yentl (which she co-wrote), the film looks at this un­con­ven­tional icon’s in­flu­ence on a gen­er­a­tion of fe­male per­form­ers.

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