My Name Is Barbra (TV program)

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My Name Is Barbra
Barbra Streisand - 1966.jpg
Photo of Streisand from the special
Written byRobert Emmet
Directed byDwight Hemion
Joe Layton
StarringBarbra Streisand
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Richard Lewine
Running time60 minutes
Original networkCBS
Original releaseApril 28, 1965 (1965-04-28)

My Name Is Barbra is a 1965 television special and the first for up and coming super star Barbra Streisand. The special was broadcast April 28, 1965 on CBS in conjunction with Streisand's fifth studio album My Name Is Barbra. The special was very successful, won many awards, including five Emmys 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 You're 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 Primetime Emmy Awards in 1965, for which it won five. Streisand won the award for "Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment." It also won the Directors Guild of America Award for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television" in 1966.[2]

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


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold 50,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Great Performances . Barbra Streisand Specials . My Name Is Barbra | PBS
  2. ^ "Awards for My Name Is Barbra". IMDb.
  3. ^ "The Ultimate Show Biz Coup: PEGOT". The Peabody Awards. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  4. ^ "American video certifications – Barbra Streisand – My Name Is Barbra". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH. 

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