March 22, 2018, 6:07am

In an ovation-filled evening, Barbra Streisand received the Paley Media Center’s coveted Icon Tribute Award from that organization’s  CEO and President Maureen Reidy, culminating an evening of laughter and surprising revelations as television’s noted power producer and lifelong Streisand fan, Ryan Murphy, engaged in  a conversation of candor, truth, wit and charm with the star.

As the Los Angeles Times described the occasion (in a story headlined  Barbra Streisand opens the Annual Paley Fest on a high note,)  “Friday’s salute … Read more »

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March 18, 2018, 11:21am

To clarity misinformation in a story issued by local Los Angeles television station, KABC, the nature of cloning occasionally results in the birth of a litter rather than a single animal. The cloning procedure in this case resulted in a litter of four beautiful puppies, three of which survived. The KABC story was inaccurate in it’s headline which stated that Ms. Streisand had had beloved Coton de Tuléar, Samantha, cloned twice. The fact is that in using the DNA of … Read more »

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March 13, 2018, 6:35pm

After putting out an article (on this website) about how fake news gets almost double the tweets than real news, I felt really sad. Why are people so drawn to insults and negativity? Why do fake stories sell more than true ones ? Is it human nature? It was disconcerting to see, in an article about me, how an anecdote about “the boys club” on a set gets turned into a vicious piece of nonsense. I was talking about a … Read more »

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March 10, 2018, 2:48pm

Attn. Streisand Foundation Staff & Ms. Streisand.

We are writing to you from The Pet Fund, the largest national nonprofit that pays for veterinary care for those who cannot afford it. After reading media sources report criticism regarding your recent successful dog cloning, we wanted to send our support for your decision for two reasons: first, cloning is an important aspect of cancer research, and second, the response to losing a pet is a process no one has the right … Read more »

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March 05, 2018, 5:39pm

When I do an interview, I like to be quoted accurately. I also expect the truth to be told, with facts checked.

This is why I’m reluctant to give interviews without having quote approval. In last week’s Variety article, they mistakenly made it sound like I didn’t want to be in Funny Girl! What??? I fought hard for that part! How could they make that mistake? I loved the character of Fanny Brice (they even misspelled her name Franny).… Read more »

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March 04, 2018, 4:46pm
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February 27, 2018, 7:26pm

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January 19, 2018, 4:14pm

By Barbra Streisand.

Women are now proving they are powerful when they stick together and are unafraid to speak truth to power… unafraid to stand arm in arm with EVERY American and find a way forward together. Many of us were at the history-making march last year when Donald Trump was inaugurated, and we were hoping against hope that some good would come out of this Administration. Unfortunately, day-by-day, Trump has provided us – – both by his actions and … Read more »

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January 09, 2018, 8:07am
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January 08, 2018, 2:58am

Here’s a terrible fact—

There has not been a single woman who has won the Golden Globe for Best Director since I was fortunate enough to win it for Yentl in 1984…that’s 34 years ago!    Not right!

More women should be directing!

In my humble opinion, I was very disappointed that director Dee Rees and her powerful film Mudbound wasn’t even nominated.

I also would have liked to see director Patty Jenkins and her exciting film Wonder Woman be recognized

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January 19, 2018, 4:14pm

By Barbra Streisand.

Women are now proving they are powerful when they stick together and are unafraid to speak truth to power… unafraid to stand arm in arm with EVERY American and find a way forward together. Many of us were at the history-making march last year when Donald Trump was inaugurated, and we were hoping against hope that some good would come out of this Administration. Unfortunately, day-by-day, Trump has provided us – – both by his actions and … Read more »

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January 08, 2018, 2:58am

Here’s a terrible fact—

There has not been a single woman who has won the Golden Globe for Best Director since I was fortunate enough to win it for Yentl in 1984…that’s 34 years ago!    Not right!

More women should be directing!

In my humble opinion, I was very disappointed that director Dee Rees and her powerful film Mudbound wasn’t even nominated.

I also would have liked to see director Patty Jenkins and her exciting film Wonder Woman be recognized

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December 13, 2017, 3:10pm

Thank you Alabama for giving our country a great Hanukkah present by electing Doug Jones.

Now we can have fun watching McConnell blame Bannon; FOX News blaming McConnell; and waiting to see who blames Trump and who he blames, fingers pointing in all directions.  Of course, we will have to watch McConnell push the obscene tax vote before Jones is seated.

Nonetheless, this is a huge statement combined with the Virginia election a few months ago that bodes very well … Read more »

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November 08, 2017, 1:50pm

By Barbra Streisand.

Last night, voters signed a referendum against Donald Trump and his regressive and divisive policies. His unpopularity and the resistance from activists helped fuel Democratic victories across the nation. The victories had both breathe and depth from school boards and city councils to Governor’s mansions.

The most watched election was in Virginia where Democrat Ralph Northam far exceeded late polling to win a resounding victory for Governor. Democrats swept the other statewide offices in the state including … Read more »

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October 27, 2017, 7:49pm
I wanted to have the talented Harry Stradling, Jr as Cinematographer on The Way We Were, because his father, Harry Stradling, Sr photographed my first four movies, and whom I adored and learned so much from.
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October 27, 2017, 4:08pm

By Barbra Streisand for The Huffington Post.

It’s a natural quality for women to nurture, and we should hold on to that generosity of spirit.

At the Women in Film luncheon in 1992, I spoke about the skewed perception of women in relation to men. I shared my thoughts on how language gave us an insight into the way women were viewed in a male-dominated society:

A man is commanding—a woman is demanding.

A man is forceful—a woman

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October 22, 2017, 4:09pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

What happened to make Donald Trump so reflexively cruel?

Henry Kissinger once pondered a question about President Richard Nixon, “Can you imagine what this man would have been like if somebody had loved him?” This brings up the debate about the role of nature and nurture in the development of one’s personality and makes one wonder about Donald Trump. Why is he so insecure that he has to lie at every occasion about

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September 13, 2017, 7:09pm

By Barbra Streisand for The Huffington Post.

Demand that your government faces the facts.

These latest hurricanes really hit home for me, because I started my last tour in Houston and ended in three cities in Florida – the last being Miami.

But the question is – what is causing so many violent storms?

Fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas create heat–trapping emissions in the atmosphere, warming the planet. The oceans are warming as well – and the … Read more »

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July 07, 2017, 6:00pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

For all his ranting about fake news and fake media…

There’s a narcissistic fraud in the White House. An angry, hollow, vindictive man is running the country. What bottomless emotional need does he have for acclaim? It is hard to know where his rampant narcissism ends and serious mental problems ensue. He lies prodigiously and for no reason except he obviously has an unclear vision of what the truth is.

Is his narcissism

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March 09, 2017, 9:24pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

It’s kindness and empathy that will make America greater, Mr. Trump.

I’ve said this before, but I’m saying this again. Trump is a walking, talking illustration of what psychologists call “the disowned self,” a person who refuses to recognize his own flaws and instead projects them onto others. He accused Hillary Clinton of being a liar and said she was “Putin’s puppet,” when that glove seems to fit him. Before he was president, … Read more »

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April 19, 2018, 4:07pm

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April 19, 2018, 4:06pm

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April 10, 2018, 12:17pm

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April 05, 2018, 4:59pm

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April 02, 2018, 1:59pm

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March 25, 2018, 5:05am

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March 24, 2018, 2:50pm

I am sure many of you are watching the broadcast of today’s march in Washington, I too am watching and it gives me the shivers, tears, and great hope. This is an amazing and articulate young generation and they are doing what subsequent generations have failed to do. They are reawakening America and hopefully shaking the politicians of both parties to their boots, but more importantly changing their mode of operation and priorities. So my question is, what does my … Read more »

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March 19, 2018, 11:27am

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March 19, 2018, 11:25am

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March 17, 2018, 7:46pm

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March 18, 2018, 11:21am

To clarity misinformation in a story issued by local Los Angeles television station, KABC, the nature of cloning occasionally results in the birth of a litter rather than a single animal. The cloning procedure in this case resulted in a litter of four beautiful puppies, three of which survived. The KABC story was inaccurate in it’s headline which stated that Ms. Streisand had had beloved Coton de Tuléar, Samantha, cloned twice. The fact is that in using the DNA of … Read more »

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March 13, 2018, 6:35pm

After putting out an article (on this website) about how fake news gets almost double the tweets than real news, I felt really sad. Why are people so drawn to insults and negativity? Why do fake stories sell more than true ones ? Is it human nature? It was disconcerting to see, in an article about me, how an anecdote about “the boys club” on a set gets turned into a vicious piece of nonsense. I was talking about a … Read more »

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March 05, 2018, 5:39pm

When I do an interview, I like to be quoted accurately. I also expect the truth to be told, with facts checked.

This is why I’m reluctant to give interviews without having quote approval. In last week’s Variety article, they mistakenly made it sound like I didn’t want to be in Funny Girl! What??? I fought hard for that part! How could they make that mistake? I loved the character of Fanny Brice (they even misspelled her name Franny).… Read more »

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December 02, 2014, 7:37am

That’s what the GOP senator who’ll be taking control of the environment committee told me several years ago.

By David Corn – MotherJones.com

The recent news on the front page of the New York Times was stark. As thousands of diplomats were gathering in Lima, Peru, to work on an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, scientists and climate policy experts were warning

that it now may be impossible to prevent the temperature of the planet’s atmosphere from rising by … Read more »

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June 28, 2012, 3:00am

Larry Kramer does not need me to publicize his beautiful play. It stands on its own. For the last time – I will answer his complaints, which rewrite history.

When I saw the play in 1985 I was very moved and immediately contacted Larry to acquire the rights. After going through several drafts with Larry, I hired another writer to develop a screenplay that was faithful to Larry’s play — but adapting it to make it more cinematic. It was … Read more »

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June 15, 2012, 10:00am

2cents…..

Haahaa…. If my sweet wife and I can ever get out of bed
(somedays it’s noon)… I have long planned to paper our vintage barn’s
outhouse walls, with these excremental egested rag articles that are
void of even a sniff of truth. Of course, she has held me back with
her gift for perfect decor. But I still say my idea is more
authentic,… Haahaa. Right?

Hillary and Bill Clinton have been friends now since I first
met them … Read more »

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May 22, 2012, 2:00am

“The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements”

—Thomas Jefferson… Read more »

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May 02, 2012, 6:00am

Boy, Barbra must sell a lot of papers.  That tabloid keeps re-telling the same lies.… Read more »

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April 18, 2012, 9:00am

I asked my wife if I could borrow her Truth Alert to respond to the latest tabloid nonsense, an outrageous story that I oppose her doing “Gypsy.” These scandal sheet guys only print stuff that is the exact opposite of the truth. I’m already lined up to buy the first ticket for that film. Her youthful beauty will perfectly complement her singing and performance. But the point here is that tabloids only traffic in bad news, bad news that they … Read more »

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April 12, 2012, 6:00am

I was just made aware of a ridiculous story in one of those weekly rags. This is just to say that the story is untrue in every respect, just unmitigated, sloppy, and malicious invention.  The madness of the constant inaccuracy of these publications is evidenced by the fact that in this recent story the main photo they use of “Jason” is not even Jason!Read more »

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August 11, 2016, 1:48pm

“Wheels up” is an aviation expression that always tickles my ear. It has an imperative faux-military quality – not unlike something Tom Cruise might have said in Top Gun. In touring parlance, it means “time of departure” – and this afternoon as we boarded the private Gulfstream that takes Team Barbra from city-to-city on her mini tour, “wheels up” was scheduled for 2:30pm. As the engines revved with the intensity of a NASA rocket, Barbra closed her eyes and … Read more »

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August 07, 2016, 11:54am

(Talk about a front row seat! I wrote this first paragraph standing on-stage at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas).

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Me taking notes before the show! Photo Cred: Jay Richard Jay-Alexander

6pm: the band just finished their sound check. A few minutes ago, Barbra asked to listen to the background vocal parts on “Evergreen”. Once satisfied, she’s asked to hear a new ending to “Papa, Can You Hear Me?”. She wants to extract every last drop of emotional impact from … Read more »

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August 05, 2016, 4:34pm

At the risk of sounding like a broken record or a wannabe Sidney Falco, Barbra’s SRO performance last night at the SAP Center in San Jose (known throughout the Bay Area as “The Shark Tank”) was another master class in the art of communication. Her vocals were by turns powerful and nuanced, and her between-song dialogue was conversational —reflective, honest, and as expected, seasoned with a dash of take-no prisoners, humorous but on-point political observation.

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August 05, 2016, 11:50am

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August 03, 2016, 12:14pm

The opening night of Barbra’s mini-tour is now one for the record books. By every measure it was a triumph!

Barbra arrived at The Los Angeles Staples Center at 5pm and spent an hour working through some arrangement ideas she’d been thinking about since the previous evening’s “Friends and family” dress rehearsal concert. In-between conferring with musical director Randy Waldman, she reviewed some staging notes with her co-director Richard Jay-Alexander. Most of the people we affectionally call “Team Barbra” have … Read more »

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August 02, 2016, 2:06am

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July 29, 2016, 12:06pm

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July 13, 2016, 5:36pm

In 1965, Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand, was continuing its standing-room-only run at the Winter Garden Theatre. A few blocks away, at the Shubert Theatre, British actor, singer, and songwriter, Anthony Newley, was enjoying his second star turn on Broadway in The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd.

Preview Barbra Streisand & Anthony Newley performing “Who Can I Turn To”
In the 1970s, Barbra and Tony became good friends. When the possibility of recording a … Read more »

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June 28, 2016, 2:48pm

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A personal message from Barbra:

In addition to being an artist, I’m a passionate advocate for gender equality. Years ago, I learned that more women die from heart disease each year than men due to stunning gender inequality in the research and treatment of women with heart disease. Because of this, I co-founded a non-profit organization, the Women’s Heart Alliance, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Our work focuses on improving diagnosis and treatment of women with heart disease and … Read more »

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June 24, 2016, 2:58pm


There are few shows in the history of theatre more beloved than The Sound of Music. The stage production itself was an enormous success, and the subsequent movie is now an established part of cinema lore.

Throughout her career, Barbra’s musical instincts have often steered her away from the “meat and potatoes” show tunes that form the backbone of so many popular musicals, so initially, the idea of singing “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” seemed too obvious a choice. However, arranging … Read more »

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