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Author Gabler, Neal, author.

Title Barbra Streisand. Redefining beauty, femininity, and power / neal Gabler.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (296 pages).
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Series Jewish Lives
Jewish lives.
Summary Barbra Streisand has been called the "most successful ... talented performer of her generation" by Vanity Fair, and her voice, said pianist Glenn Gould, is "one of the natural wonders of the age." Streisand scaled the heights of entertainment-from 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 Streisand's life and career through this prism of otherness-a Jew in a gentile world, a self-proclaimed homely girl in a world of glamour, a kooky girl in a world of convention-and shows how central it was to Streisand's triumph as one of the voices of her age.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Streisand, Barbra.
Streisand, Barbra. (OCoLC)fst00063523
Streisand, Barbra 1942-
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses. (OCoLC)fst01027096
Singers. (OCoLC)fst01119301
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Other Form: Print version: Gabler, Neal. Barbra Streisand. Redefining beauty, femininity, and power. New Haven : Yale University Press 2016 9780300210910 (OCoLC)930797868
ISBN 9780300220711 (electronic book)
0300220715 (electronic book)
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