Barbra Streisand To Write A Memoir, Publisher Confirms
Barbra Streisand is finally working on an official memoir about her life!
The 73-year-old award-winning actress and singer reportedly signed a memoir deal with Penguin Random House.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Viking announced the acquisition of Barbra Streisand’s autobiography on Wednesday.
Brian Tart, the company’s president, issued an official statement about the highly-anticipated memoir and what will make its future release far different than any other published biography about Streisand.
“Barbra Streisand’s memoir is the entertainment story that has been on the top of every publisher’s wish list for years. 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.”
Reports confirm that Robert Barnett, an entertainment lawyer, represented Barbra Streisand throughout the negotiations process, which led to the memoir deal. Executive editor Rick Kot has reportedly been given the task to edit the manuscript at the appropriate time.
To say that Barbra Streisand has had an amazing life so far would probably be considered a major understatement – especially to her biggest fans and critics.
With a growing career that started nearly five decades ago, Barbra Streisand has continued to find amazing ways to keep her spotlight shining.
Between 1960 and 1963, Streisand went from being a nightclub opener for Phyllis Diller to releasing one of Billboard’s top ten highest-selling albums of the year. In 1968, Streisand won an Oscar for her leading performance in the hit movie, Funny Girl – the same role that she played on Broadway four years prior to the film’s release.
— Beautiful Music (@WorldMusics1) May 1, 2015
In 1977, Barbra Streisand won her second Oscar after the hit song “Evergreen” from the movie remake, A Star is Born won “Best Original Song.”
Streisand is reportedly still the only person to earn Grammy, Emmy, Tony, Oscar, Directors Guild of America, Peabody, and Golden Globe awards in addition to being honored by the American Film Institute with a Life Achievement Awards and Kennedy Center Honors.
With such a long track record in show business, Barbra Streisand clearly is not slowing down anytime soon.
She was last seen on the big-screen in the 2012 film, The Guilt Trip alongside actor Seth Rogen.
In September 2014, Streisand released her 34th studio album, Partners, which featured numerous duets of some of her most memorable hits – pairing her with other talented singers from a variety of musical genres.
Just listened to Barbra Streisand’s Album Partners. Her voice sounds as amazing as ever. Can’t wait for the next one! pic.twitter.com/dBNrcgJ83b
— GiftoftheSunGod (@MindfulnessArts) May 15, 2015
From the recording studio and the Broadway stage to the television and movie sets, many might say that Barbra Streisand has done it all. Along with the upcoming release of her official autobiography, only time will tell how many more memories Barbra is able to create for herself and her fans in the years to come.
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