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By Neal Gabler

Barbra Streisand has been known as the “most successful...talented performer of her iteration” through Vanity Fair, and her voice, acknowledged pianist Glenn Gould, is “one of the traditional wonders of the age.” Streisand scaled the heights of entertainment—from a favored vocalist to a first-rank Broadway celebrity in Funny lady to an Oscar-winning actress to a manufacturer and director. yet she has additionally develop into a cultural icon who has transcended express enterprise. to accomplish her luck, Brooklyn-born Streisand needed to triumph over super odds, no longer the least of which was once her Jewishness. disregarded, insulted, even reviled while she launched into a exhibit company profession for appearing too Jewish and looking out too Jewish, she brilliantly switched over her Jewishness right into a metaphor for outsiderness that will finally make her the avenger for an individual who felt marginalized and powerless.
Neal Gabler examines Streisand’s lifestyles and occupation via this prism of otherness—a Jew in a gentile international, a self-proclaimed homely lady in an international of glamour, a kooky lady in an international of convention—and indicates how principal it was once to Streisand’s triumph as one of many voices of her age.

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