"Have you ever lost your faith in love before? Didn’t somebody come along and give you faith back in love again? Did they show you where your courage lies? Did they teach you how to be brave? This is for Patts."
introducing Leap of Faith (1992)
On this day in Streisand history: Barbra performs at Four For McGovern, a benefit concert for Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern.
Carole King, James Taylor, Quincy Jones and his Orchestra also perform, and the ushers are Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Shirley MacLaine, Jon Voight, Raquel Welch, among others.
(April 15, 1972)
"I was so frightened. I carried all my lyrics in my hand - fifteen songs. And I was so shocked the audience didn’t walk out after Carole King and James Taylor. My voice went up an octave. I sang like a bird, ya know, really high, because I was so nervous.” - Barbra Streisand
Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly, and then send it to ten of your favorite followers. :)
1. My hair is pretty fab (even though it gets really tangly..)
2. I’m real good at writing
3. I’m good at giving advice to friends and comforting them when they’re sad
4. I’m pretty generous
5. I know a lot about a lot of things xD
On this day in Streisand history: Barbra gets the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Funny Girl.
(April 14, 1969)
24 reasons to love Streisand - A birthday countdown
24 → her birthday & lucky number
Barbra does put her money where her mouth is. Each year, The Streisand Foundation contributes to a wide variety of causes, inlcuding health, arts, women’s groups and more.
Barbra truly cares.
"The foundation claims net assets of $7.5 million and just one employee. Streisand’s long time political consultant, Marge Tabankin, well respected in the community, makes $168,000 a year. She’s the sole paid staffer. The foundation otherwise has minimal expenses – no rent, and just $2,500 listed for “travel, conferences, etc”. In other words, they keep it clean, and to the point.”
Great article by Roger Friedman posted today; worth the read.