Streisand was born on April 24, 1942 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and became a nightclub singer in New York during the early 1960s. She broke into the music through a prominent singing part in the 1962 Broadway show I Can Get It For You Wholesale. Signing to Columbia, Streisand released her debut album, The Barbra Streisand Album in 1963; it quickly reached the Top 10 and went gold, leading to The Second Album and The Third Album, issued within the year. By 1967 Streisand had broken into film, appearing in an adaptation of Funny Girl, for which she won an Academy Award. In 1980 Streisand scored her biggest seller to date with Guilty, produced by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees. Streisand's movie directing credits include 1983's Yentl. After a more than 20-year Streisand returned to the stage. Her return to performing was captured on the live album, The Concert, which broke into the Top 10 and went platinum. Streisand's 54th album, Higher Ground, was released on Columbia in November 1997.