Barbra Streisand memoir coming

21 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Barbra Streisand Is Writing a Memoir.

The iconic singer, actor, and director Barbra Streisand is tackling her own life story in a memoir that will be published in 2017, Viking announced Wednesday. “There are over fifty unauthorized biographies about Ms. Streisand that are full of myths and inaccuracies, and she is finally going to tell her own story,” Viking’s president and publisher Brian Tart said in a statement. Streisand, 73, has been contemplating a memoir since at least 2009 when she told The Associated Press that she had been writing down thoughts and wondering whether she wanted to “relive” her life. Among her hit songs over the years are “The Way We Were,” “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)”, “No More Tears, (with Donna Summer), and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” (with Neil Diamond).

The subject of numerous unauthorized books, she committed herself more strongly in recent years, saying she was determined to clear up various myths. Her movie roles include Funny Girl (for which she won the 1968 best actress Oscar), The Way We Were, Yentl, Meet the Fockers and Prince of Tides (which she directed). She is the only person to earn Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, and Peabody awards, as well as receiving Kennedy Center Honors and the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award.

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