If you know the Taj Mahal, the Mona Lisa, Mahatma Gandhi, Tower of Pisa, the Great Wall of China, the Sydney Opera House, the Colloseum, the Hagia Sophia, you will likely know why April 24 is such an important date in the history of the world.
Yes, April 24 is the date when the 9th wonder of the world, the incomparable, inimitable, imperturbable, peerless, matchless, Barbra Streisand was born.
More to the point, April 24 2012 Barbra Streisand turned 70 and you can bet whatever talent your artistic idol has that he/she cannot touch Miss Streisand. There is simply no comparison with Miss Streisand today or ever. None.
Mention the artistic accolade, Barbra Streisand has won it. She has also given back to society in ways that would take one well into next year to chronicle. This is a woman with a voice, class, determination and a heart, a tiny piece of which should be taken and shared out amongst Africa’s thieving politicians so that they learn to think of people other than themselves.
Check out Miss Streisand’s astonishing accomplishments here. Her’s is likely a record that will never be equaled by anyone else, male or female - it must be that no one else will ever be that talented, that versatile, that phenomenally successful in everything he/she touches.
Most remarkably for the most successful female artist of all time (no it is not Lady Gaga or, God rest her soul, Whitney Houston) she has done it all without self-destructing with drugs, alcohol or self indulgent egotism. Barbra Streisand indeed invented class – or at least must have directed whoever invented it – such is her incredible talent.
Anyone out there who shares April 24 as their birthday, you are in great company. And don’t you forget that. My dear friend, another really classy lady, Lydia Sembuya shared the same birthday but, alas, she is no longer here to celebrate it.
Did I mention looking so good at that age? Enough said.
Happy Birthday Miss Streisand.
- Why Barbra Streisand, at 70, is still the greatest star (Huffingtonpost.com)
- Barbra Streisand celebrates 70th birthday with superstar pals (hollywood.com)
- Streisand: The 101 Best Songs (tbmovielists.wordpress.com)
- Barbra Streisand Celebrates Her 70th Birthday with John Travolta & More Celeb Pals (people.com)