Barbra Streisand Set For 1st Oscar Performance In 36 Years
She notably made her Brooklyn debut last year to much fan-fair, and now, singing diva, Barbra Streisand, will make her way to the Academy Awards telecast for a return.
Barbra Streisand's Oscar History
The two-time Academy Award-winner has only lent her voice to the Oscars once before, back in March 28, 1977 when she sang the theme song from "A Star Is Born." Streisand won the Oscar for Best Original Song that same night, for Evergreen.
Streisand won her first Oscar for Best Actress in Funny Girl (1968), and was nominated again in 1973 for her lead performance in The Way We Were. She was also nominated for producing the Best Picture nominee The Prince of Tides (1991), which she also directed, and for co-writing the original song "I Finally Found Someone" from The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).
"In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music," said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement, adding, "How could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand? We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance on this year's Oscars, her first time singing on the show in 36 years."
The 85th Academy Awards takes place February 24th in Hollywood. Seth MacFarlane will host the live event, which will be broadcast on ABC.