Tonight Barbra Streisand will be awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York. In advance of the honor, Babs answered a bunch of reader questions for the New York Times. Here’s what we learned:
The six people, living or dead, she’d want at a dinner party? “George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, Edward Hopper, Gustav Klimt and Fanny Brice.”
“At the moment,” she says, “I’m not that interested in myself.”
And, most importantly, this:
Q. How do you feel about Duck Sauce naming that disco hit after you? Appalled? Flattered? Indifferent? MARY, New York
While this is probably the first time a song has been referred to as a ‘disco hit’ in at least a few decades, it’s nice to know that Babs has a sense of humor about the catchy house track bearing her name.