Barbra Streisand has been chosen by the Dwight D. Opperman Foundation as the fourth recipient of the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award.
The award will be presented to the music and film icon on April 22 in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress.
The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award is presented annually to an exceptional woman who has been an exemplary leader in her chosen field.
The legendary Streisand has a body of work that includes exceptional singing, acting, directing, producing, songwriting and more, making her one of the only performers of all time to be honored with all Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards (EGOT). She is also a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House’s highest civilian honor.
Her generous support of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute has resulted in the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center, which rectifies gender inequality in the research of heart disease, which kills more women than men every year.
Announcing the award, Chairman of the Dwight D. Opperman Foundation and award creator, Julie Opperman said, “We are equally ecstatic this year to honor our own queen of music and film, Barbra Streisand– an unrivaled American cultural icon who has brought her own brand of magic to the entire world.”
Streisand, an artist who redefined Hollywood’s definition of femininity and what it means to be a powerful woman in the entertainment industry, has built a timeless career receiving nearly every prestigious award in recognition of her work. To this day, she remains the first woman to direct, produce, write, and star in a major motion picture, as well as the first female composer to receive an Academy Award.
Outside of her success as a performer, Streisand is also a dedicated philanthropist.
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