Actress | Soundtrack | Writer
Columbia originally wanted to cast her as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (1968). However, producer Ray Stark--who produced the Broadway show and was Brice's son-in-law--insisted on Barbra Streisand repeating her Broadway role.
On mothering: If we can genuinely honor our mother and father we are not only at peace with ourselves but we can give them birth to our future.
Her trademark theme song, taken from the movie, Sweet Charity (1969), is "If My Friends Could See Me Now". It is usually the music that accompanies her when she makes entrances on talk shows.
Shirley MacLean Beaty
Richmond, Virginia, USA
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