Barbra Streisand Has First Oscars Date in 36 Years

Barbra Streisand is set to perform at next month’s Academy Awards. The screen-music legend last took the Oscars stage 36 years ago — singing “A Star Is Born” at the 1977 ceremony, where she won the Best Original Song Oscar for “Evergreen.”

“In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music, 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,” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a joint statement Wednesday.

The producers did not say what Streisand will sing.

Barbra won her first Best Actress statuette for 1968’s “Funny Girl.” She received another Best Actress nomination for her lead performance in 1973’s “The Way We Were.” The Prince of Tides, which Streisand directed and produced, was a contender for the Best Picture gong at the 1991 ceremony.

The 2013 Oscars, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, will be presented Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center.

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