Golden Boy Noses Funny Girl

Streisand with Anna Maria Alberghetti and Sammy Davis Jr.

Photos, above: Streisand (with Anna Maria Alberghetti, left, and Sammy Davis, Jr., right) is wearing her turtleneck sweater-dress underneath her leopard ensemble.

Photo, below: Jerome Robbins and Streisand say hello.

Jerome Robbins and Streisand

JAN. 1965: Sammy Davis Jr., star of Golden Boy, nuzzles Barbra Streisand, star of Funny Girl at Cue Magazine's 1964 Entertainer of the Year fete in New York. Barbra, the 1963 winner, presented '64 award to Davis as best star performer in a Broadway show. Sammy was presented the award in the Grand Ballroom of the Gotham Hotel.

Part of the awards show was broadcast on The Les Crane Show on ABC television network on January 7, 1965. Barbra Streisand introduced Sammy Davis, Jr. with her usual humor. She said: “There is an old proverb that says it is better to give than to receive ... Last year it was my pleasure to receive and this year I must give. And I must tell you, it is better to receive! Kidding aside, two years ago the fantastic Zero Mostel won this award, and last year I was fortunate to win it, and this year one of the greatest entertainers in the world is going to win it. There's another proverb, coincidently, that says things go in threes. So for the owners of Cue Magazine, next year a Gentile is going to get it!”

Barbra in leopard print


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