My Name Is Barbra (TV special)

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My Name Is Barbra
Barbra Streisand My Name is Barbra television special 1965.JPG
Photo of Streisand from the special
Written by Robert Emmet
Directed by Dwight Hemion
Joe Layton
Starring Barbra Streisand
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Richard Lewine
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel CBS
Original release April 28, 1965 (1965-04-28)

My Name Is Barbra is a 1965 television special and the first for up and coming star Barbra Streisand. This television special was released in conjunction with Streisand's fifth studio album My Name Is Barbra. The special was highly successfully winning many awards and a contract was signed for another four specials. The special was split into three acts.

Act one[edit]

  1. My Name is Barbra
  2. Much More
  3. I'm Late
  4. Make Believe
  5. How Does the Wine Taste
  6. A Kid Again
  7. I'm Five
  8. Sweet Zoo
  9. Where Is The Wonder?
  10. People

Act two[edit]

  1. I've Got The Blues
  2. Monologue
  3. Second Hand Rose
  4. Give Me The Simple Life
  5. I Got Plenty of Nothing
  6. Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
  7. Nobody Knows You When Your Down and Out
  8. The Best Things in Life are Free

Act three[edit]

  1. When The Sun Comes Out
  2. Why Did I Choose You?
  3. Lover, Come Back To Me
  4. I Am Woman
  5. Don't Rain On My Parade
  6. The Music That Makes Me Dance
  7. My Man
  8. Happy Days Are Here Again

Critical acclaim[edit]

Barbra Streisand received all positive reviews. The United Press International proclaimed "She is so great it is shocking. She may well be the most supremely talented and complete popular entertainer that this country has ever produced."[1]


My Name Is Barbra was nominated for six Emmy Awards in 1965, for which it won five. Streisand won the award for "Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment." It also won a 1966 Directors Guild of America Award for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television.".[2]

Barbra Streisand won her first Peabody Award in 1965.[3]


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