Streisand Goes on 'Rosie,' and the Playbills Fly

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Barbra Streisand made her hotly anticipated appearance on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" Nov. 21 and they would end up discussing, among other things... Playbill.

Barbra Streisand made her hotly anticipated appearance on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" Nov. 21 and they would end up discussing, among other things... Playbill.

O'Donnell said that she remembered when Streisand embellished one of her bios, saying she'd been born in Madagascar and raised in Rangoon. Streisand replied that she wanted to be different because she was playing a Jewish secretary in the show, I Can Get It for You Wholesale, and admitting that she was from Brooklyn wouldn't be interesting enough. So she made up the Madagascar story. But Streisand said that Playbill told her that she couldn't leave it in because it had to be truthful.

Streisand went on to say that Playbill was strict because they wouldn't let her leave it in. O'Donnell concurred, joking that Playbill had told her she was not allowed to put in her Grease! bio that she originated the role of Effie in Dreamgirls.

O'Donnell asked Streisand what her first Broadway show was and when Streisand said The Diary of Anne Frank, O'Donnell took out a Playbill from the original show and gave it to her. O'Donnell then presented her guest with a collection of Playbills relating to her or her career.

-- By Andrea Prince

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