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Barbra Streisand At 75: An Appreciation Round-Up

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.

-The Pool offers up its five top Streisand songs.

-In Tablet, Rachel Shukert muses on Streisand’s “mythology”; appreciates her talent; and wonders how she’s spending the day.

-In the Jewish Chronicle, Maureen Lipman, who has met Streisand, writes, “She has got up people’s noses and resolutely kept her own. She is a miracle.”

-And at Mentalfloss, Jennifer M. Wood has a post positively brimming with inspirational Streisand quotes. Among them: “Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work … a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.”

Phoebe Maltz Bovy edits the Sisterhood, and can be reached at She is the author of “The Perils Of ‘Privilege’”, from St. Martin’s Press. Follow her on Twitter, @tweetertation




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