Monday night, the Film Society at Lincoln Center in NY pays homage to Barbra Streisand for their 40th annual Chaplin Award Gala, which follows her recent performance of “The Way We Were” during the In Memoriam segment on the Academy Awards telecast.
Streisand, most recently onscreen in “The Guilt Trip,” is one of few entertainers who have “EGOT”-ed: she won two Oscars (Best Actress for her screen debut in “Funny Girl” and Best Song for “A Star is Born”) despite having appeared in just 20 films, five Emmys, eight Grammys and a Tony. Last year’s Chaplin Award recipient was Catherine Deneuve. She also directed the underappreciated “Yentl,” which the Film Society is trying to make up for now. Streisand answers NYT reader questions here.
While Streisand needs no introduction, take a look back at her legendary career with clips below.