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BARBRA STREISAND TALKS BEAUTY, SELF-DOUBT AND MORE

barb streisandBARBRA STREISAND TELLS “CBS SUNDAY MORNING” THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TALENT AND BEAUTY

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Stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand was told early on she wouldn’t make it as an actress, because she didn’t have what was deemed in the early 1960s a leading lady look.

That changed, however, after she earned rave reviews for her work in the 1968 film “Funny Girl.” Famed critic Pauline Kael said the message Streisand sent with her performance was that “talent is beauty.”

“I think talent is one beauty. But then there’s beauty,” Streisand tells Anthony Mason in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast August 28 (9:00 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. “You can’t be a leading lady unless you look a certain way.”

Her work did change the way Hollywood perceives beauty, she tells Mason, though she didn’t immediately grasp that impact.

“Well, I’ve read about it,” Streisand says. “I couldn’t feel really, I did that? I couldn’t feel it for a long time.”

In a wide-ranging interview, Streisand opens up to Mason about getting started in the business, her family, and life in Malibu, California. Streisand shares her thoughts on singing and her new album, “ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,” which is being released today.

She also talks about her battles with self-doubt.

“It’s like there are two sides of me, just like there are two sides to my face,” Streisand tells Mason. And one of them can look really good. The other side is just hit and miss.”

Streisand tells Mason she always thought of herself more as an actress than a singer.

“I was basically an actress who sings rather than a singer who acts,” Streisand says. “Because I sang out of the frustration of not getting a job as an actress.”

CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.

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