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Barbra Streisand to perform on the Oscars for first time in 36 years

by jmaloni
Wed, Jan 30th 2013 12:20 pm

Two-time Academy Award winner Barbra Streisand, who has sung on the Oscars only once before, will perform on the upcoming Oscar telecast on Feb. 24. Streisand last sang the love theme from "A Star Is Born" in 1977, on the March 28 show, winning the Best Original Song Oscar for "Evergreen" that same night.

"In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music, how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand?" asked producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, "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."

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).

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on "Oscar Sunday," Feb. 24, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be broadcast live on ABC.

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