Streisand to Auction Memorabilia for Charity

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Academy Award winner Barbra Streisand, whose new solo recording, "Love Is the Answer," is due in September, will offer over 400 personal items to benefit the Streisand Foundation.
Barbara Streisand
Barbara Streisand

The Associated Press reports that among the items that will be auctioned are a robe from the film "The Way We Were" and a dress from the movie musical "Funny Lady." "What good does it do in storage?" the acclaimed artist told AP. "Let someone else enjoy it. These things, they're not forever. We pass them on and reap the benefits for something important."

The Streisand Foundation supports numerous charitable foundations, including Natural Resources Defense Council, National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, Institute for America's Future, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Center for Public Integrity and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Barbra Streisand starred on Broadway in I Can Get It for You Wholesale and Funny Girl, earning Tony Award nominations for both performances. She received a 1970 Special Tony Award. The actress, composer and director has won two Academy Awards: for Best Actress in a Leading Role in "Funny Girl" and for Best Music, Original Song (with Paul Williams) for the "A Star Is Born" song "Evergreen." Her Grammy-winning recordings are numerous. Streisand is also a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors.

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