(TODAY.MSNBC) — Hard to believe, but Barbra Streisand, one of America’s most remarkable and legendary musical divas, turns 70 today.

Born in 1942 in Brooklyn, the iconic entertainer began her career as a New York nightclub singer in her teens, and soon thereafter was a sensation on Broadway, catapulting her career through regular appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Jack Paar.

As an actress and musician, she has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards, a Tony and Peabody Award, and was additionally recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008. She has released 34 albums, selling more than140 million copies worldwide, and has appeared in 20 films.

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