07:03 AM EDT 10/03/2014

Add PEOPLE News

Barbra Streisand

Credit: Walter McBride/Retna
Barbra Streisand Didn't Have a Doll, Couch Growing Up | Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand Didn't Have a Doll, Couch Growing Up

Originally posted 12/29/2008 04:00PM

Barbra Streisand is counted among Hollywood's royalty – but the singer is opening up about her humble beginnings.

"We never had a couch. We never had a living room," the singer/actress, who grew up living in a Brooklyn housing project, says in an interview set to air on CBS's Early Show Tuesday.

"We only had a dining room and then my grandmother and grandfather lived in one bedroom. My mother, my brother and I slept in another bedroom … Now, I love couches," says the star.

Another thing she lived without: "You know, I never had a doll – I had a hot water bottle," says Streisand.

Read More

Filed Under: Barbra Streisand
Credit: Jill Johnson/JPI
Barbra Bashes Bush and 'Reign of Witches' | Barbra Streisand

Barbra Bashes Bush and 'Reign of Witches'

Originally posted 11/09/2004 12:00PM

Barbra Streisand, never one to shy away from politics, has released a statement regarding President Bush's victory in last Tuesday's national election, in which the highly vocal Democrat quotes Thomas Jefferson.

Read More

Filed Under: Barbra Streisand
Credit: Jill Johnson/JPI
Barbra, Billy, Whoopi Stump for Kerry | Barbra Streisand

Barbra, Billy, Whoopi Stump for Kerry

Originally posted 06/03/2004 02:00PM

The stars will be singing the praises of Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry next week in two separate fund-raising concerts: one on Monday at Los Angeles's Walt Disney Concert Hall and one Thursday at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Read More

Ashton in 'Love,' Babs Meets 'Fockers'

Originally posted 01/27/2004 01:45AM

Newly established box-office star Ashton Kutcher, whose critically bashed "The Butterfly Effect" emerged as last weekend's No. 1 movie, will team with "Something's Gotta Give" costar Amanda Peet for the upcoming romantic comedy "A Lot Like Love," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Read More

Streisand Sues Over Photos of Home

Originally posted 06/02/2003 10:00AM

Barbra Streisand has launched a $10 million lawsuit against an aerial photographer and his associates, claiming that the pictures they took of her Malibu home and property violate her right to privacy.

Read More

Filed Under: Barbra Streisand
Advertisement

Gill Duets with Babs for Thanksgiving

Originally posted 11/13/2002 11:00AM

Vince Gill is getting a special gift for Thanksgiving: a duet with Barbra Streisand.

Read More

Barbra Streisand Sings for Democrats

Originally posted 09/30/2002 12:00PM

In the audience: Christian Slater and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as well as top House Democrats, including the Minority Leader from Missouri, Dick Gephardt.

Read More

Filed Under: Barbra Streisand

Streisand: Only Retired for Republicans

Originally posted 08/20/2002 01:00PM

The notoriously stage-shy diva agrees to come out of retirement and take the stage for a $500-a-ticket Democratic fund-raiser.

Read More

Filed Under: Barbra Streisand

Barbra, Brolin Sued

Originally posted 10/16/1997 12:00AM

Streisand Fluish

Originally posted 10/10/1997 12:00AM

Filed Under: Barbra Streisand
Advertisement

Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues

Got a News Tip?

Send it to our People.com editors!

EMAIL US

News Archive

From Our Partners