Barbra Streisand: Becoming An Icon (2018)
Title: Barbra Streisand: Becoming An Icon
Date: December, 2018
Media Download Available: Digital Video (DVD)
Quality & Size: Excellent/ Professional (906 MB)
Duration: 1 hour
Details: 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. A skilfully assembled look at the early life and career of one of the greatest musical stars of the 20th century, following Streisand from a deprived childhood in pre-boho Williamsburg to the worldwide success of Yentl in 1983, the first film to feature a woman as writer-director-producer-star.