Barbra Streisand to be honored with Film Society of Lincoln Center award

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Singer-actress Barbra Streisand is being honored with the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award.

The Guilt trip actress is being honored for her achievements in film, as a producer, director and a writer Reuters reports. Streisand also has an array of experience on Broadway.

She will be honored April 22 at the 40th Annual Chaplin Awards gala in New York. The Film Society of Lincoln Center board chairman, Ann Tenenbaum, discussed Streisand’s honor saying, “The Board is very excited to have Barbra Streisand as the next recipient of The Chaplin Award. She is an artist whose long career of incomparable achievements is most powerfully expressed by the fact that her acclaimed 'Yentl' was such a milestone film."

Additionally, Streisand is noted as the first American woman to be awarded as a writer, director, producer and star, Reuters reports.

According to New York times, Yentil earned five Academy Award Nominations.

In a release on behalf of Rose Kuo, FSLC Executive Director, adds of Streisand’s accomplishments, “Barbra Streisand is an American icon whose groundbreaking work significantly opened the doors for other female filmmakers. She has been an inspiration to me and so many of my peers. She is the perfect recipient for our 40th anniversary because, like our award's namesake, she is a world class, multi-faceted film artist."

 
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