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Barbra Streisand to receive lifetime achievement award at SAG Awards

By The Associated Press on December 14, 2023.

FILE - Barbra Streisand performs in Toronto, on Oct. 17, 2006. Streisand will be honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievements and humanitarian accomplishments. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Barbra Streisand will receive the lifetime achievement award at the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The “Yentl” and “The Prince of Tides” star will be the 59th recipient of the SAG-AFTRA tribute on Feb. 24 at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall, the guild announced Thursday. This year’s SAG Awards, coming on the heels of the longest strike in SAG-AFTRA history, will be streamed live on Netflix.

In November, the 81-year-old Streisand published “My Name is Barbra,” a well-received nearly 1,000-page memoir that chronicles her rise from working-class Brooklyn to global fame.

“Ever since I was a young girl sitting in the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, I dreamed of being one of those actresses I saw on the screen,” Streisand said in a statement Thursday. “The movies were a portal to a world I could only imagine. Even though I was an unlikely candidate, somehow my dream came true. This award is especially meaningful to me because it comes from my fellow actors, whom I so admire.”

Fran Drescher, SAG-AFTRA president, called Streisand “an icon and unparalleled talent.”

“Her enduring career is a testament to her genuine performances, connecting with audiences on a profound level,” Drescher said in a statement. “She is a colossal icon with a relentless work ethic, evolving with each stage of her remarkable journey. We celebrate Barbra Streisand not just for her achievements but for the enduring legacy she has carved.”

The honor will add to a long list of awards Streisand, an EGOT-winner, has received over her career, including two Academy Awards, four Emmys, 10 Grammys and a Tony award.

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