Barbra Streisand remembers one of the wildest Sliding door moments of their lives.
In an in-depth interview last week about her upcoming memoir, “My name is Barbara“The legendary singer said she was wooed by none other than Marlon Brando at a party in 1966 – while his third wife, actress Tarita Teriipaia, was in the next room.
In a chapter entitled “Brando” obtained from Vanity FairStreisand, now 81, remembers Brando telling her bluntly, “I’d like to fuck you.” The “Star is Born” actress said she rejected him – which ultimately led to a lifelong friendship between the two.
Streisand said this started with routine phone calls. Brando even called her after seeing her in “Funny Girl” (1968) – the William Wyler adaptation of Isobel Lennart’s book and the subsequent Broadway musical – to give Streisand an amusing touch.
“You were really good,” he told Streisand, “but you walk funny.”
By this point, Brando had already established himself as the leading actor of his generation won an Oscar for best actor for “On the Waterfront” (1954). His 1966 proposal wasn’t the last attempt to get into bed with Streisand.
“He wanted to take me to the desert to see the wildflowers,” Streisand said said Piers Morgan in 2012. “And spend the night in a ghost town,” he said. But I was such a “nice Jewish girl” that I just said, “Marlon, I can’t spend the night with you. I’ll go with you for the day, but you have to take me home.'”
When Streisand was praised for her racy and honest writing, she told Vanity Fair, “Well, he’s Marlon Brando!”
The memoir itself was a long time coming – she was urged to write one back in 1984 by none other than former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
“We drank tea and she was just so nice” Streisand told Jimmy Fallon in 2021.
Streisand was already honored in 1984 seven Grammys, two Oscars, an Emmy And an honorary Tony. But she told Vanity Fair that she “thought I was too young at 42” to chronicle her life in detail, and she confidently believed that “there was still a lot of work to do.”
According to her publisherThe book covers not only Streisand’s youth in Brooklyn, New York, but also her first date with her longtime husband James Brolin and her experience becoming the first woman to write, produce, and direct a major motion picture with Yentl (1983). led and played the main role).
“My Name is Barbra” will be released on November 7th.