BARBRA STREISAND TO PERFORM ON THE OSCARS® FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 36 YEARS

Beverly Hills, CA — Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbra Streisand, who has sung on the Oscars only once before, will perform on the upcoming Oscar® telecast on February 24th. 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 for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentationalso will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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I have watched you several times of late on shows, talk as well as the Awards and have enjoyed every minute. You 're always the consummate performer. I know you don't enjoy singing on stage but ......... you've got to know there are so many people "THAT ARE" enamored each time we hear your voice! I do know as well, that you are a great actress. I maybe 48 but I do also know all your movies cause my mom, by the way is named Barbara, was also a huge fan. I hope someday, I will get the gift of hearing your voice in concert. I do enjoy your movies but sorry to say, a concert for me, would be the better of the two. Thank you for allowing us into your life. It is a privilege that doesn't have to be given! xoxo Mellissa

I refreshed my screen and lost eveything that I wrote!!! screamm!!!! My mother adored you and was thrilled when we all went to see Evergreen. I have always been a fan- and I admired your determination to make it in a very tough business- i doubt that could happen today.. I love the evolution of the broadway play in which they created Fanny based on you a - 19 yr old girl who ended up carrying the whole show.. I was sad to realize that singing is far from a passion..and more of a chore..since acting was your love-..to discover an amazing talent that bought you the ticket to write, produce and star in-have creative control- and to have so many people that adore this talent...it was as surprising to me as it was to Oprah that singing was more of a chore than anything else-that you never listen to your music after it is released... how ever selfish it may seem , I am so happy that you still made albums etc in spite of your feelings- that along with stage fright must have made it a nightmare...I understand the arogance of those who will get the best seats and act as if you should serve thema nd they donnot clap- which is why it would be just as easy to gaze far beyond them to your true fan base...however annoying it may be for you we , your fans , love your voice and are thankful that you never listened to the idiots to change your nose! what is wrong with it anyways!..You have said you think you could have been a better mother-coming from a person who feels it is the most important role-although the industry might have made it more difficult-we all can look back and wish we could have done better- and your passion for food cracks me up- I am gald that you fnally found a man to love and share dreams with- I think many men were just too intimidated.. Your style and your comedic timing is unparrelled- the world would have lost much without your talents and i will never take it away from you, which is why I am amazed you are so narrowminded on your political views- yes I know who influenced you as a young woman, but looking back at what the Jewish people have endured it amazes me that you cannot see what is happening.. and i am independent- i don't care if someone is republican, democratic, libertarian or whatever-as long as they are an American first..This is the first time in my life that i fear, truly fear for this country that I know you love as well.. our entire economy is surreal- we are the only country that can print currency, and although we have done so in the past..we actually used our own money then.. we have billionaires pulling out of us stock, china buying up manhattan, a military that is being neglected while we give pakistan 200 million for what! People that hate us..while Israel is being ignored.. an emabassey left unprotected that asked for help...one that was well respected there, raped and he was dead beaten body dragged through the street- a dad of young children, we have homeland security bought up 500billion rounds of .223 casings and hollow point bullets, fema camps being resurrected and the president wants driones to be able to kill american citizens when he says with no trial..we have nothing being done to secure the borders, bring industry back here or stop China from stealing technology and selling it as there own, we want to wage a war on legal gunowners when secret service admits he has never arrested a legal gun owner and doesn't know anyone who has, we have ted nugent being harrassed because of his first amendment rights and we are saying guns kill so many, when hospitals kill 10 times more and cost us billions and billions of dollars from infections spreading- and I know heatth care isa passion of yours-womens heart issues and I thank you for everything and I will stop because I could go on and on, I know that politics and you spend time on the computer exploring these issues- I hope 5 yrs from now i can (and will) beg for forgiveness if this is all wrong, but I have cildren that deserve a future and I actually feel gulity bringing them into a world that could get very ugly very soon. You donot have to agree with me and i am sure you don't. I hope that you will step back and look at the bigger picture and if you know something i donot that could make me feel better-please feel free to share. My nephew told me , well he inherited the housing mess and indeed he did, from jimmy carter who passed it and it escalated under Clinton, whom i voted for the first time(wish my son didn't learn in grade school what a bj is becasue of him) and i would have voted for mrc. Clinton if for no other reason than to get our silverware back! Now the president wantsd to bring back the CRA act- really? I also want to know how they can take all of these lavish trips whane someone is losing a home every 8 minutes.. I truly appreciate all of your gifts and want to thank you for not retiring(even though you took off 27 yrs from the stage-noone ) - by the way,,noone cared you forgot the words..my mother never said that to me and I wouldn't have known unless you told us- and I loveeee your dog Sammy! Good nite and God bless- hope I am being politiacally correct!

I am also a singer who has been singing for 45+ years and no matter how experienced or seasoned of a singer someone is, one of the hardest tasks is to memorialize someone you've known and loved for a very long time. Barbra really held it together nicely in her memorial to Marvin Hamlisch. It was the highlight of the Oscar evening.

I know it sounds weird ,but I had sleepless nights,I know her stage fright,the expectation,the big audience.I was anxious,prayed to help her survive.
Now after a couple hours of sleep.I just thought."I don't want compare,i don't want defend her,i don't want to criticize,say good or bad things..
I am simply,deeply in my heart proud,thankful,,satisfied and happy.that she is still there,I want to enjoy everything,as longest as last.

I love the whole package,her smile,her eyes,her hands,her tenderness,her insecurity,the more I discover,the more I love her ..she is so truthful,filled with kindness,heart ,soul and this gift her voice.She was last night the most beautiful woman in the world,you saw a human being,nervous in the beginning,but she nailed it,she can do everything as longest her heart is in. last night,she was HEAVENLY,BREATHTAKING,DIVINE. I had the pleasure,to see the "GREATEST STAR,AGAIN." HOPE I have the luck to discover more,you never,never can disappoint me. YOU ARE JUST TO GOOD, TO GO AWAY THANK YOU,from the bottom of my heart!
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I know it sounds weird ,but I had sleepless nights,I know her stage fright,the expectation,the big audience.I was anxious,prayed to help her survive.
Now after a couple hours of sleep.I just thought."I don't want compare,i don't want defend her,i don't want to criticize,say good or bad things..
I am simply,deeply in my heart proud,thankful,,satisfied and happy.that she is still there,I want to enjoy everything,as longest as last.

I love the whole package,her smile,her eyes,her hands,her tenderness,her insecurity,the more I discover,the more I love her ..she is so truthful,filled with kindness,heart ,soul and this gift her voice.She was last night the most beautiful woman in the world,you saw a human being,nervous in the beginning,but she nailed it,she can do everything as longest her heart is in. last night,she was HEAVENLY,BREATHTAKING,DIVINE. I had the pleasure,to see the "GREATEST STAR,AGAIN." HOPE I have the luck to discover more,you never,never can disappoint me. YOU ARE JUST TO GOOD, TO GO AWAY THANK YOU,from the bottom of my heart!
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Watched the Oscars last night... amidst the crassness the real thing stands out. Thank you Barbra.

Thank you so much for the lovely performance!! Smiling When I saw the picture of Mr. Hamlisch drop down, I knew you were about to make your entrance, and it was well worth the wait. You never disappoint and were wonderful as usual! You looked so pretty and your voice sounded great! Smiling I hope you enjoyed your evening!

She was emotionally bright as always at the Oscar event, her voice and the remembrance of her friend Marvin Hamlisch performing "The Way We Were" song ,Memorable.
I love you Barbra

Miss Barbra looked amazing and she sings as wonderful as she always has!!!!! Marvin would have been so proud to know she was honoring him in this way, with this always touching work called "Memories"!!!!

What a performance, so fantastic to see her live, wish to see so much more. Thanks BarbaraXXXXX

Best wishes to Ms. Streisand for a wonderful performance tomorrow at the Oscar awards show! For me, it will be the highlight of the evening. Smiling I'm really looking forward to it, and I know she'll be just as fabulous as always!!

What a thrill this will be. I, now have had the chance to see you live three times, October, 2006 in Philadelphia, November 2006 in Atlantic City and in Brooklyn, 2012 opening night. I loved seeing you present the first female director with the Oscar and am absolutely delighted to be able to hear you sing again at the event. It's been way overdue. Dr. Brian C. Smeal

I overheard my dad say many years ago (18) prior to his death 'there is NO greater talent than that woman' - this was in a conversation my parents were having with their friends about Barbra Streisand when I walked in. She has given this world something no other could. This really is a treat for the world, seeing the greatest talent on Oscar Sunday. You are the best! Always will be...

What a treat for all us fans, many thanks Barbra. Te quiero mucho. Besos

I so excited to see her again on stage at the Oscar academy awards,bring to my mind so beautifull memories when a saw her last year in concert in Toronto,it was the most greatest moment of all time for me......and from here,my country,Venezuela,I wait to see her again on february 24..kissesss

Very excited to see and hear Barbra on the Academy Awards Show. I'm certain it
will be a historical time in Academy Award history. We are all cheering for her.
Song Bird

My prediction for Barbra singing at the Academy Awards is, drum roll please, The Way We Were over the Memorial Sequence to honor all those who have passed especially Marvin Hamlisch, who, by the way, wrote that song and many more for the movies. We shall all wait and see. I hope I'm right. Love you Barbra and can't wait to see you sing, no matter what the song is going to be. PS I LOVE THE "RELEASE ME" ALBUM, it is like getting a Barbra Streisand Album from the 70's all over again. What an amazing woman you truly are.

Hey guys,
Love and support from little Bonny Hills in NSW Australia. Barbra, for many years your words, music and voice have been there to support me through the good and not so good times of my life. I don't have the words to express the depth of my gratitude!
If it was difficult for you to commit to performing at the Oscars, please know there will be one fan very happy to see you again on stage (and yes I know how ridiculous that is - times it by at least many millions - we Australians tend to down play the obvious haha)
Hope you have a great night - enjoy the experience yet again!

Thanks very much for, well, lots of things

sue

I can't wait to see/hear Barbra at the Academy Awards.

It's sure to be a "happening."

I was lucky enough to see Barbra "live" twice last year (NY - 10/9, San Jose, CA - 11/7) and both times she was in absolutely OUTSTANDING voice.

Did I mention I can't wait..... Smiling

I'm only watching because you (Barbra) will be on the oscars!! i cannot wait to hear You.
I Love You very much!!!! You are my favorite voice of all times!!!God Bless You!!!!

How exciting. I will definitely be watching.. this is a performance that will definitely not disappoint. She's an amazing singer since as far back as I can remember. I don't think there's any other singer even in her category. She's untoppable, simple as that. I can't wait to see this performance so this will prove to be an exciting evening for all. Looks like they have some great actors that will be up for the coveted award and of course the movies. They're all amazing.. I'm excited. Now that I know Barbra will be providing us with her voice, I will have a great party. Oscar parties are the best. We place bets on who will win... make Oscar drinks and food and make it a fun night.. so here's to you Barbra for making it an even more special evening with the stars.

Wonderful to have Barbra singing at the Oscar Event.
Maybe Barbra will be performing one of the "Release Me" CD songs or a new song from the new two bonus songs added for the "Classical Barbra" CD.
That´s what I think, and this will be an amazing performance as always.
you are the best singer and actress in the world. I love you.
Congratulations Barbra

I am sure that it will NOT be only for the pleasure to see and hear Miss Streisand Live ... I am sure Miss Streisand will surprise us as she always did during more than 50 years !

- "Rose's Turn / Some people" ???
- A duet with Adele ???
- A Long Medley -never long enough to me- of Miss Streisand's Movies songs ???
- A little speech before she sings ???
- What will she wear ???
- How will her Hair be ???
- Will she present and give an Oscar during the ceremony ???
- Will she appear at the begening, the middle or the end of the program ???
- Will there be a Live Orchestra ???
- Will she get a third Oscar ???
- Will she announce the filming of "Gipsy" for soon ???

This afternoon french payTV displayed "A Star is Born". It was great !

Excuse my english. I must learn more to write it correctly...Sorry.
André.

Cannot wait for your performance at the Oscars Barbra, I am sure the second you walk out the whole place will be on their feet and I will be on the edge of my seat at home, xxx

We are so Happy you will be sing at the Oscars. We of course, like your other fans, have ALL YOUR ALBUMS/ CDS and have seen your movies. After years of wanting to we went to the concert you had here in Chicago....LOVED it . You RE PLying every weekend while I do cleaning. GLAD you are doing more concerts and movies....
THANK YOU

It's great news, I have followed Ms Streisand for years, I blew all my student grant to see her in London in the 90's when tickets were at a premium (worth every penny ) and again in the noughties, this ca only be good news that she will perform again, I would consider my life complete if I could see her at the Oscars singing, sadly I won't afford it, so those who do, please enjoy......I paid these tickets off for years but very much worth it

I heard this amazing news on Thursday morning while watching Good Morning America. My heart skipped a beat.. I am so excited to see Barbra sing live on the Academy Awards. With Barbra Streisand in attendance now it is going to be a great show with a real star performing.

I am eagerly awaiting the date to see what Barbra will sing. Hope it is something from "Gypsy?" I saw the concert in Toronto in October. The "Gypsy" medley was definitely one of the highlights of the evening.

I will be so happy when the cameras start rolling. If anyone can do Rose justice and give an amazing performance it will be Barbra!!!

Thanks for making every day a brighter one..

Barbra, your the top!!

Tapking30
Jeff Freedman

I heard this amazing news on Thursday morning while watching Good Morning America. My heart skipped a beat.. I am so excited to see Barbra sing live on the Academy Awards. With Barbra Streisand in attendance now it is going to be a great show with a real star performing.

I am eagerly awaiting the date to see what Barbra will sing. Hope it is something from "Gypsy?" I saw the concert in Toronto in October. The "Gypsy" medley was definitely one of the highlights of the evening.

I will be so happy when the cameras start rolling. If anyone can do Rose justice and give an amazing performance it will be Barbra!!!

Thanks for making every day a brighter one..

Barbra, your the top!!

Tapking30
Jeff Freedman

Can't wait to see her perform once again. Was thrilled to hear she would be
in attendance and performing!!
Wow
Song Bird

I would only wish Barbra knew how much we love her. Her voice is a gift, her presence captivating. Every year during the Oscar ceremony I hope Barbra is going to present an Oscar, just so I can see her! I absolutely love Barbra Streisand she's like family, I love her sincerely as those who follow her also feel the same I'm sure. Can't wait!

Put your belts on ... here she comes again Eye-wink This is great news . Enjoy. Love You Barbra.

AMAAAZINGGGG!! YOU ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD. Can't wait.

My heart just skipped a beat with this news! Yippee!

Barbra you are one of the most recognized and loved US artists in Argentina. Not only because of your outstanding voice and performing quality, but also as an actor and a great director. We love your brave attitude towards life and the activity of your foundation. We love you Barbra and we would like one day you come to our Country, I am sure you will have a crazy crowd assisting to any of your presentations here.
With love and respect : Pablo Goldberg
(A SALA LLENA RADIO SHOW only in www.arinfo.com.ar every Sunday 7 PM Buenos Aires time 4 PM GMT)

Have loved your singing going back to when I was a kid and after hearing the duet of 'Somewhere' on Jackie Evancho's c/c 'Dream With Me' was so beautiful. So, would you consider requesting Jackie Evancho, at the Oscars to sing that song with you???? You know she is the next great female singer of our times. Something like that would be so gracious of you. Kind of like a passing of the torch to this amazing and phenomenal vocalist. HOW ABOUT THAT FOR AN IDEA???????? That, no doubt, would be an Oscar Night to remember even more with little Jackie by your lide and under your wing, so to speak. A worthy thought?? Love You for all these years Barbra.

That is soooooo amazing!!!! I'm so happy for this!!!!

Just one thing, the sentense "how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand?", must be present for the past 36 years.

Thank you Barbra, I love you!!!!

Paula Bellini

Remember how she "wowed" the audience when she sang on the Post 9/11 Emmy's with Ellen as Host?

I am totally thrilled!!! I can't think of a better reason to watch the show. She is without reservation absolutely the best there is!!! Thank you Barbra for agreeing to give us the privilege of hearing you perform one more time.

Absolutely awesome. What a career! Unsurpassed!!!

This is exciting news!! What a talented performer, and a beautiful person inside and out! Smiling She has an amazing gift in that incredible voice!! I can't wait to watch her performance!

That is totally awesome and I am so happy to be able to see her perform! She deserves this honor more than any other performer out there. Such a dedicated musician, talented artist in every way I have idolized her since I first saw her on the big screen in Funny Girl when I was in junior high. She is the epitome of perfection in every way. You go GORGEOUS! Smiling

oh my goodness i can't wait. Barbra i am one of your biggest fan, and i could not ask for a better birthday gift then to see you on the Oscars.

Nice. A very special performance? I'm betting it's the lovely tribute medley to Marvin Hamlisch which was so very moving to me on her mini tour last fall. And the arrangement is perfect for this broadcast (the original film version with the sweeping strings and orchestra !!).

Fantastic,she belongs there..

Cannot wait to see your performance, your music, films, songs and voice have played such a part in my life.. Love you Babs xx

Ya know, my life has seen better days. I need somethin' good to happen, somethin' very special. It had to make a BIG difference in my life. I couldn't stop thinkin', wow, this is gonna be a special treat for me to remember! Thanks Barbra! Can't wait to see your outfit! You make me happy & I thank you for bein' part of my life's soundtrack! Hugs/love....

There is no greater talent to have on the Oscar stage then Barbra! Looking forward to another memorable performance. Let the countdown begin!

I love, love, love the Oscars....and now Barbra too!! Soooooooooo excited!!
Saw her "Back to Brooklyn" tour-FABULOUS....and now, back to Oscar! What a glorious night it will be!!