Barbra Streisand

by ethnic on October 13, 2010

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Birth Name: Barbara Joan Streisand

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 24, 1942

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Barbra Streisand is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and filmmaker. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Funny Girl (1968), tying with Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter.

Barbra is the daughter of Diana Ida (Rosen) and Emanuel Mendel Streisand. She is from a Jewish family, from Galicia and Russia. Barbra is married to actor James Brolin. She has a son, actor, director, producer, and writer Jason Gould, with her former husband, actor Elliott Gould. Her stepson is actor Josh Brolin.

Barbra’s paternal grandfather was Isaac Streisand (the son of Kesriel Streisand and Mali Feldman). Isaac was a Jewish emigrant, from a village, Buchach, in Ukraine.

Barbra’s paternal grandmother was Annie/Anna Kesten/Keston/Kessler (the daughter of Max Kesten/Keston/Kessler and Dreijzie “Daisy” Cohen). Annie was a Jewish emigrant, from Galicia. Max was the son of Charles Keston.

Barbra’s maternal grandparents were Louis Rosen (the son of Mordekhai Kholevich and Bryna Dvorak) and Ida Friedland. Louis and Ida were Russian Jews.

Sources: Genealogies of Barbra Streisand –

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

lelo4 September 11, 2016 at 7:49 pm

She would pass much better as a depigmented Arabid rather than European.

andrew October 30, 2016 at 6:10 pm

there’s no such thing as “depigmented Arabid” in real life.

neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 3:57 pm

no there is not

i hate the term DEPIGMENTED

sounds very strange

andrew June 28, 2016 at 5:58 pm
Brigzzz98 January 19, 2014 at 2:05 am

Omg! She looks like my granma although she
Used to look prettier when she was like 30 times younger

ethnic June 4, 2013 at 3:21 am

what did you think of Andrew in the Social network? I love that movie. i thought he did a good performance. I wonder if he is really the nice guy who gets screwed over by his best friend.

ethnic June 4, 2013 at 3:35 am

BTW im curious but are you studying some social science like sociology?

ethnic June 4, 2013 at 3:37 am

Also 3 am? it must be bedtime for you. talk to you later.

ethnic June 4, 2013 at 3:11 am

you love Ezra. :) I suppose hes good looking??

ethnic October 13, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Jewish people like Steisand have ancestor who are originally from the middle east. They moved to Europe a long time ago where they settled in countries like Austria, Hungary Ukraine, Russia etc. They sometimes intermarried with Europeans.

fuzzybear October 14, 2010 at 12:41 am

To Ethnic

What’s up man?Hey my brother said he talked to you facebook,and you thought he was me.Well anyhow sorry to jump in here,but they mixed more than they tell people.The ones that were written about in the bible,and I know this is going to make people mad,weren’t white.However you clearly can see that they are today,oh they fled into china,or some place where they,re alot of asian people,and many fled down into Africa.Also I’m not talking about the group in Ethiopia,they’re groups all over Africa.There’s a group that was just Dna tested to prove they were jewish,when I find there name again I’ll put it up

ethnic October 14, 2010 at 1:01 am

Yeh I sent a message to your brother because I thouhght he was you.I thought “so thats what FB looks like”. lol.

fuzzybear October 14, 2010 at 1:24 am

Lol,no that’s my brother

total23 October 14, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Ethnic Wuts Yo Facebook!

ethnic October 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm
fuzzybear October 14, 2010 at 2:28 am

To ethinc

Yeah one of those other jews groups in africa are called the lemba tribe

ethnic October 14, 2010 at 8:32 am

yeh fascinating people. Their ancestors traveled so far south and maintained their culture for so long.

total23 October 14, 2010 at 10:41 am

So Why Don’t You Add Me On Facebook Ethnic And Fuzzy….That Way U Can Give Me Ethnic History! And Don’t Worry, I Am Not A Killer! There Is No Way I Can Kill U….I Live In Canada Remember! U Live In America!

fuzzybear October 14, 2010 at 5:34 pm

To total23

I’m not on facebook,that’s my brother ethnic talked to

total23 October 14, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Make One!

lelo4 September 11, 2016 at 7:46 pm

That’s not true. Jews moved to European during Roman Empire and intermarried with Italians then during Early Middle Ages they started migrating to Central Europe (Ashkenazi) and Iberia (Sephardi), but they didn’t intermarriage with those groups since then they were living very isolated.

total23 October 13, 2010 at 11:35 am

Can Someone Please Explain What Jewish Is Please!

fuzzybear October 14, 2010 at 1:22 am

To total

It’s both a religion and a culture.anyone can and many do convert to it,two examples(sammy davis jr. and marilyn monroe).There’s no fixed color,at least not anymore,we are talking about people who were scattered.

RrRr October 14, 2010 at 9:13 am

Religion to me anyway.

Brigzzz98 January 19, 2014 at 2:08 am

Hebrew is more the ethnicity tho

lelo4 September 11, 2016 at 7:47 pm

Modern Jews, both Ashkenazi and Sephardi, are a mix of Ancient Levantine and Italian.

fuzzybear October 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm

To total23

I’ll tell my brother to add you to his.Don’t worry,he know as much as I do,plus he’s getting a degree in it

total23 October 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm

My Screen Name Is Dane J. Harvey

total23 October 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Ima Black Teenager….It May Say That I Am Born In 1989! But I’m Not….Im Born In 1993!

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