SAG-AFTRA to Honor Barbra Streisand with Life Achievement Award

SAG-AFTRA to Honor Barbra Streisand with Life Achievement Award: Barbra Streisand is set to receive a lifetime achievement award from SAG-AFTRA. The Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar winner, Barbra Streisand, will be presented with the Life Achievement Award for her illustrious career and humanitarian contributions at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Feb. 24.

The union’s award is presented each year to actors who embody the “highest ideals of the acting profession.” “Her capacity to enchant audiences with her diverse talents has firmly established her as one of the greatest entertainers of all time,” stated the Screen Actors Guild Awards in a press release.

Streisand, aged 81, boasts a remarkable collection of accolades, including two Academy Awards, eight competitive Grammys (in addition to the Grammy Legend and Lifetime Achievement awards), five Emmys, three Peabody Awards, and a Special Tony Award.

“Barbra Streisand is an icon and unparalleled talent, a force of nature who has seamlessly woven her brilliance through the fabric of our industry,” expressed SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher in a statement. “From her earliest days captivating audiences on Broadway to her unforgettable roles in cinematic classics like ‘Funny Girl,’ ‘The Way We Were,’ and ‘A Star Is Born,’ Barbra’s ability to inhabit her characters with authenticity is nothing short of extraordinary.” “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 shared in the release. “The movies were a portal to a world I could only imagine. Even though I was an unlikely candidate, somehow my dream came true. This award is especially meaningful to me because it comes from my fellow actors, whom I so admire.”

Barbra Streisand, the stage and screen legend, recently published her memoir, “My Name Is Barbra,” in the past month. The captivating 992-page book offers an intimate exploration of her challenging upbringing, relationships, and illustrious career in her own words.

The 30th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards is set to stream live on Netflix at 8 p.m. ET/5 PT from the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

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