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Mon, 21 Feb 2011 20:16:47 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Debut Academy Award winners

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand (© WireImage/Steve Granitz)
  • Jo Van Fleet (© Everett Collection / Rex Feature;)
  • Julie Andrews (© WireImage/Kevin Mazur)
  • Barbra Streisand (© WireImage/Steve Granitz)
  • Tatum O'Neal (© WireImage/Steve Granitz)
  • Dr. Haing S. Ngor (© Everett Collection / Rex Feature)
  • Marlee Matlin (© WireImage/Steve Granitz)
  • Anna Paquin (© WireImage/Steve Granitz)
  • Jennifer Hudson (© WireImage/Lester Cohen)
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Best Actress (1969) for Funny Girl

Streisand has been one of the most successful entertainers in the world for a number of decades now, but prior to 1969 she was known only for her singing and performances on Broadway. Her role in Funny Girl brought her the first of her two Academy Awards and kick-started her film career.

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