Barbra Streisand: How She Achieved Her Lifelong Dream Of Stardom

Nadine Blanco | September 10, 2018 2:03 pm

Barbra Streisand is a living example of perseverance and persistence. Born on April 24, 1942, the middle-class Jewish girl from Brooklyn had big dreams of becoming a star. With her quirky persona, never-back-down attitude, and magical voice, she went on to achieve her childhood dream and much more as a successful entertainer spanning over 60 years. The bonafide star has had an admirable career, but we can’t forget about her diva moments – like that time she cloned her dog.

She Planned To Grow Out Of Her Humble Beginnings At A Young Age

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Columbia Records/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Barbra Streisand was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Brooklyn. She never got to know her father, who died within a year of her birth in 1942. Emanuel Streisand’s death pushed his family to near poverty and Barbra’s mother Diana worked secretarial jobs that helped the family stay afloat.

Diana worked so much that she hardly had time for her children. Streisand has said of this relationship, “When I wanted love from my mother, she gave me food.” Aside from this, Streisand realized her dream of becoming a star at a young age and worked just as hard as her mother to achieve it.