Streisand to win 2024 SAG Life Achievement Award

Barbra Streisand has 10 Grammys, two Oscars, five Emmys, three Peabodys, a "Star of the Decade" Tony, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. One of the world's few groups to honour her will award her in February.

SAG-AFTRA announced Thursday that Streisand will receive the 59th SAG Life Achievement Award for her career and humanitarian work. 

At the 30th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Feb. 24, Netflix will webcast the ceremony live for the first time to celebrate the 81-year-old multi-hyphenate great."Ever since I was a young girl sitting in the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, I dreamed of being one of those actresses I saw on the screen," Streisand stated in a tweet.  

These movies opened up a realm I could only conceive. I was an odd candidate, yet my wish came true. This award is remarkable since it comes from my fellow performers, whom I admire."

A month after Streisand's 992-page memoir (the audiobook is 48 hours), "My Name Is Barbra," hit shops, the news broke. 

The New Yorker praised her long-awaited memoir for its "maximalist approach to her own life, studying every trial, triumph and snack food of a six-decade career." It remains near the top of the NYT bestseller list.

Streisand made her Broadway debut aged 19 in "I Can Get It for You Wholesale," garnering a New York Drama Critics Award and a Tony nomination for supporting actress. 

She returned to Broadway two years later as comedian Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl," which she reprised in the 1968 William Wyler picture that won Streisand her first Oscar. In 1977, she won the Oscar for "Evergreen" from "A Star Is Born."

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