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Barbra Streisand Receives Standing Ovation at SAG Awards, Thanks Her Fellow Actors and Directors ‘For Giving Me So Much Joy’

Barbra Streisand thanked her fellow actors and directors at the SAG Awards during her acceptance speech for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The audience of Hollywood elite, including an enraptured Anne Hathaway, stood in awe as Streisand recalled watching “the most beautiful actor” and her “first crush” Marlon Brando in the 1954 “Guys and Dolls.” “He was so real, so believable,” she said. Pasts recipients include Katharine Hepburn, George Burns, Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Brock Peters, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Alan Alda, and Helen Mirren. After announcing Streisand’s honor, SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher called the creator an, “icon and unparalleled talent, a force of nature who has seamlessly woven her brilliance through the fabric of our industry.

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