Barbra Streisand Reveals The Strange Proposition Marlon Brando Gave Her

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Barbra Streisand is telling lots of never-before-heard stories in her upcoming memoir simply titled “My Name is Barbra.” She’s opening up about her long career and even spilling secrets about some of her former co-stars and famous friends, including Marlon Brando. Streisand has said that she had a crush on Brando when she was a teen and that they later became good friends. However, they didn’t get off to a great start when they first met.

She reveals in her memoir that they met in 1966 at a party. He asked her for a sexual relationship, while he was married. In fact, his wife was at the same party! Streisand admitted that he came up to her and said, “I’d like to f— you,” to which she declined. Even after that awkward and uncomfortable meeting, they went on to become great friends with a similar sense of humor.

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She added that Brando called her up after the release of Funny Girl, which became Streisand’s breakout role. He reportedly said, “You were really good, but you run funny.” Her highly-anticipated memoir will be released on Nov. 7 and is chock full of stories like this one.

FUNNY GIRL, Barbra Streisand, 1968.

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According to the publisher, “The book is, like Barbra herself, frank, funny, opinionated, and charming. She recounts her early struggles to become an actress, eventually turning to singing to earn a living; the recording of some of her acclaimed albums; the years of effort involved in making ‘Yentl’; her direction of ‘The Prince of Tides’; her friendships with figures ranging from Marlon Brando to Madeleine Albright; her political advocacy; and the fulfillment she’s found in her marriage to James Brolin.”

Click here to pre-order the book on Amazon.

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September 2019

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