My Name Is Barbra (TV special)
|My Name Is Barbra|
Photo of Streisand from the special
|Written by||Robert Emmet|
|Directed by||Dwight Hemion
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original release||April 28, 1965|
My Name Is Barbra is a 1965 television special and the first for up and coming 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, and a contract was signed for another four specials. The special was split into three acts.
- My Name is Barbra
- Much More
- I'm Late
- Make Believe
- How Does the Wine Taste
- A Kid Again
- I'm Five
- Sweet Zoo
- Where Is The Wonder?
- I've Got The Blues
- Second Hand Rose
- Give Me The Simple Life
- I Got Plenty of Nothing
- Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
- Nobody Knows You When Your Down and Out
- The Best Things in Life are Free
- When The Sun Comes Out
- Why Did I Choose You?
- Lover, Come Back To Me
- I Am Woman
- Don't Rain On My Parade
- The Music That Makes Me Dance
- My Man
- Happy Days Are Here Again
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."
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.".
Barbra Streisand won her first Peabody Award in 1965.
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||50,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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