Barbra at the Bedford Stuyvesant’s Restore Ball.
"Well, I was 18 and I wanted to be unique, but I didn’t want to change my name because that was too false. You know, people were saying you could be Joanie Sands, or something like that. (My middle name is Joan.) And I said, ‘No, let’s see, if I take out the ‘a,’ it’s still ‘Barbara,’ but it’s unique."
"I like the film more every time I see it and it’s a great credit to Barbra because she knew she was too young. She’s a smart cookie.
She knew she was 27 years old playing a 60 year old woman and she devised a way to do it that works today, that’s lasted. She used that kind of pseudo Mae West, you know, whatever she devised. She’s just so clever. And my God, she sang the hell out of it.” - Jerry Herman
Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford and director Sydney Pollack.
Barbra at Funny Lady press conference, March 11, 1975.
"Color Me Barbra"
Aired March 30th, 1966.
You’re The Top (Live from Back to Brooklyn)
Barbra at the 41st Academy Awards after winning her first Oscar for "Funny Girl" - April 14th, 1969.
"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 on the Concert at the Forum