The movers and shakers of the glamorous set were out in droves Monday night to raise their glasses in a toast to Barbra Streisand, who was given the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin award at Avery Fisher Hall Monday night.
Called a “true legend and hometown girl,” Streisand is the first woman to have written, produced, directed and acted in an American film, the New York Daily News reported.
“Ever since I can remember, I’ve been called ‘bossy and opinionated,’ ” said Streisand. “Well, I guess I am. Three cheers for bossy women!”
Former President Bill Clinton handed Streisand her award, while Liza Minnelli serenaded her with renditions of “Funny Lady” and “Isn’t This Better.”
Among the glittery guests were Blyth Danner, George Segal, Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeremy Irons, and Streisand’s hubby, James Brolin.
Way to go Babs!
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Stars Flock to Salute Barbara Streisand