Barbra Streisand turns 70!

By Robert Kirchgassner ,
Barbra Streisand arriving at ELLE's 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Philip Vaughan

Legendary singer, actress, and director Barbra Streisand turned 70 Tuesday.

She began her career as a teenager singing in nightclubs in her native New York. This led to success on Broadway, as well as to regular appearances on The Tonight Show, which, at the time, was hosted by Jack Paar.

Streisand has released 34 albums which have sold over 140 million copies. She has also appeared in 20 movies, including The Way We Were (1973), Yentl (1983) and The Prince of Tides (1991).

She has won numerous honors during her 50-year career, including two Academy Awards, five Emmy Awards and Kennedy Center Honors in 2008. In 2001, Streisand won the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award.

Her latest album, What Matters Most, was released in 2011 and in her latest movie, The Guilt Trip, she plays Seth Rogen’s mother.

"You get older, and it's a bit of a shock. I still feel so young inside. And that's me in the mirror? It must be harder to age if you were known as a beauty queen,” she said in 2009. “So I'm kind of fortunate. But, in truth, I'm happier than I ever was in my life. I have a husband who loves me, and I have this beautiful piece of the Earth."

Streisand was married to actor Elliot Gould from 1963 to 1971. She has been married to actor James Brolin since 1998.

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