Barbara Streisand to Perform on The Oscars for the First Time in 36 Years

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January 30th, 2013

via press release:



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


“In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, “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.”


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, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.




The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

  • DenverDean

    That’ll bring in the coveted 60+ demo.

  • Carmen

    One more reason not to watch Hollywood pat itself on the back and spout opinions that they (Hollywood) think people should care about, but most people really don’t want to hear.

  • Judi

    she has run her course.

  • RJ

    *pukes* Barbara is a moron.

  • timmay!!

    Who cares I have not watched the Oscars in decades. The last thing I would want to do is watch a bunch of elitist azzholes circle jerk each other and praise themselves on how great they think they are.

  • Rebecca

    So what is she going to sing? It’s not mentioned. “The Guilt Trip” was good but I don’t think she sang in it.

  • Supremedoublej

    I bet that she’s going to sing for the part when show all those that have passed this last year. She was a big Marvin Hamlish person, and sang a few of his songs over the years. That’s my bet!

  • Rebecca

    Yeah, that would make sense.

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