The Barbra Streisand celebrity doll portrays her as herself a singer. The Barbra Barbie doll was released by Mattel i on November 1, 2009 as part of their Pink Label Collection. Streisand is an actress, singer, songwriter, director, philanthropist, and political activist. Her awards include Grammys, Emmys, a Tony, and a Peabody.
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She is a rare star who excels on the stage, on television, on records, and in film. Her career paved with bold, creative achievements, this “actress who sings” is known instantly by only one name: Barbra. The legend began at a singing contest in a small Greenwich Village club; her magical, winning performance thrilled the audience. The enormously talented starlet was soon on her way to becoming the best selling female recording artist of all time. Barbra Streisand’s incomparable style, beauty, and personality are captured in this wonderful portrait doll, inspired by her early fame. She wears an iconic outfit , a striking re-creation of one Miss Streisand designed herself and wore at Hollywood’s Cocoanut Grove in 1963.
The doll is wearing a long black knit skirt with a slit up one side with a black and white sailor type (Middy) top. She has on black patterned nylon stockings and black high heel slip back shoes. Accessories include a black and silver stand up microphone and a black and clear doll stand. It comes with a certificate of authenticity. The doll is a collector’s doll in that the arms and legs are in fixed positions moving only and the hips and shoulder and the hair is sprayed stiff. The head does move up and down and side to side.
Here is a youtube video of Barbra Streisand the Judy Garland showing the outfit the Mattel celebrity doll replicates. It is from The Judy Garland Show, taped October 4, 1963 and aired October 6, 1963. Streisand wore the Middy style blouse in black and white, red burgundy and white, and even a navy dress version during that time period.