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Barbra Streisand to receive Lincoln Centre's Chaplin Award

Published on Jan 19, 2013 6:09 AM
Actress Barbra Streisand attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' The Guilt Trip at Regency Village Theatre on Dec 11, 2012 in Westwood, California. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Barbra Streisand will add the Film Society of Lincoln Centre's Chaplin Award to her roster of honours, in recognition of her achievement as a director, writer, producer and film star, the group said on Friday.

Streisand, who shot to fame in the 1960s on Broadway and as a major recording star, will receive the honor at the 40th Annual Chaplin Award gala in New York on April 22 which will feature celebrity guests and a host of film and interview clips.

"The Board is very excited to have Barbra Streisand as the next recipient of The Chaplin Award," Ann Tenenbaum, The Film Society of Lincoln Centre's board chairman, said in a news release.

"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." The group cited Streisand as the first American woman artist to receive credit as writer, director, producer and star of a major feature film.

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