Oscar news — Streisand to sing! Here’s the press release:
Two-time Academy Award winner Barbra Streisand, who has sung on the Oscars only once before, will perform on Feb. 24 telecast. 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 will be handed out Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Seth MacFarlane will host the show, airing on ABC.
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