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09.28.2012 | | Posted at 05:14 PM

The Rise of Barbra Streisand

By David Luhrssen
Perhaps the Christmas release of The Guilt Trip, Barbra Streisand’s first starring film role since 1996, means the time is right for a new biography. In Hello Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), William J. Mann focuses on the formative years. The story begins in 1960, when the determined Brooklyn kid took the subway to Manhattan, rented a cheap walk-up and enrolled i...