Roslyn Kind

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Roslyn Kind
Born (1951-01-09) January 9, 1951 (age 66)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer, songwriter
Relatives Barbra Streisand
(maternal half-sister)
Jason Gould
(half-nephew)
Josh Brolin
(step-nephew)

Roslyn Kind (born January 9, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is the younger half-sister of Barbra Streisand.

Career[edit]

Kind recorded her debut album two months after graduating from high school in June 1968. The album, titled "Give Me You", was released in January 1969, at the same time as her first professional performance, at the Hungry I in San Francisco.

Kind's New York debut was at the Plaza Hotel’s legendary Persian Room in 1969, where she played to a packed house that included her half-sister, Barbra Streisand. She performed on the April 16, 1977, episode of Saturday Night Live.

Kind has spent the past several decades touring internationally as a cabaret singer and entertainer. She was recently featured in Barbra Streisand's 2012 national tour, Back to Brooklyn, and 2013 European tour, Barbra Streisand LIVE, during which she sang a duet with her half-sister.

Theater credits[edit]

Broadway:

  • 3 from Brooklyn

Off-Broadway:

  • Show Me Where the Good Times Are
  • Leader of the Pack
  • Ferguson the Tailor
  • William Finn's Elegies

Selected television credits[edit]

  • Ed Sullivan Show (2 appearances 1969/70)
  • For Me...Formidable (1969 - Charles Aznavour special)
  • Saturday Night Live (season 2) (April 16, 1977)
  • "Gimme a Break! (1983/84)
  • "Throb" (1986)
  • The Howard Stern Show (1994)
  • The Nanny (1996) (This appearance also showcased her talent as a songwriter in her performance of her own composition, Light of Love.)
  • The Florence Henderson Show (2007)
  • you & me (2013)
  • TODAY show (April 2, 2014)

Film credits[edit]

  • Vocalist - Title song for the made-for-TV movie Not Just Another Affair (1982)
  • I'm Going To Be Famous (1983)
  • The Underachievers (1987)
  • Switched at Birth (film) (1991 made-for-TV movie)
  • Ladies of the House (2008 Hallmark TV movie)
  • Vocalist - Hold On for the award-winning film Tru Loved (2008)

Discography[edit]

  • Give Me You, RCA Victor LSP-4138 (1969)
  • This Is Roslyn Kind, RCA Victor LSP-4256 (1969)
  • Come What May, Right Kind Music (1994), re-release with bonus track (2007)

Guest appearance

  • Cabaret Noel: A Broadway Cares Christmas

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