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Legendary singer, actress, and icon Barbra Streisand turns 75 today. It would be unacceptable for the Sisterhood blog not to acknowledge this fact. Below are but a handful of birthday appreciations.
Entertainment icon Barbra Streisand is full of surprises. In a recent interview with the New York Times the Jewish singer revealed some fascinating facts, such as how to really pronounce her name and the eerie thing that Judy Garland told her just years before her death.
Barbra Streisand recently said that if she had ever had a nose job, she never would have had a singing career. Despite being pushed to “fix it” to be less noticeably Jewish, her nose became her moniker. However, I didn’t have the where-with-all to resist the prodding of others.
It was Barbra Streisand’s 100th performance in 50 years and the first time she performed in Israel—and most likely her last—when she took to the stage inside Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield stadium last Saturday night. The 71- year-old doesn’t like performing, she revealed, while explaining the presence of a giant teleprompter which broadcasted both lyrics and stage cues for all to see. “I performed in Central Park in 1967 and forgot the words to three songs, so I didn’t sing again for 30 years until I realized that a teleprompter would work, but hopefully you will look at me,” she explained with grace and humor to 14,000 very-accepting fans. I don’t think any of us had any trouble looking at her.
My favorite segment of the Oscars, every year, is the “In Memoriam,” in which the ceremony takes a break from the terrible jokes and bloated musical numbers and faux displays of humility to honor those colleagues who have died in the past year. Unlike the rest of the awards ceremony, the “In Memoriam” doesn’t just honor the beautiful people—the Anne Hathaways and George Clooneys who light up the screen—but all the unsung heroes who toil in the backgrounds, or on the margins, of the industry.