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By Neal Gabler

Barbra Streisand has been referred to as the “most successful...talented performer of her new release” through Vanity Fair, and her voice, acknowledged pianist Glenn Gould, is “one of the normal wonders of the age.” Streisand scaled the heights of entertainment—from a favored vocalist to a first-rank Broadway megastar in Funny woman to an Oscar-winning actress to a manufacturer and director. yet she has additionally turn into a cultural icon who has transcended exhibit enterprise. to accomplish her good fortune, Brooklyn-born Streisand needed to triumph over large odds, no longer the least of which was once her Jewishness. disregarded, insulted, even reviled whilst she launched into a express enterprise profession for appearing too Jewish and searching too Jewish, she brilliantly switched over her Jewishness right into a metaphor for outsiderness that might finally make her the avenger for someone who felt marginalized and powerless.
Neal Gabler examines Streisand’s lifestyles and profession via this prism of otherness—a Jew in a gentile international, a self-proclaimed homely woman in an international of glamour, a kooky lady in an international of convention—and exhibits how relevant it was once to Streisand’s triumph as one of many voices of her age.

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