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Barbra on TV: The 1970s

Legrand Special 1970 Oscars Today Show 1962

Spécial Michel Legrand

February 19, 1970

French Television—2eme chaîne

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42nd Academy Awards

April 7, 1970

ABC

Barbra presented “Best Actor” Oscar to John Wayne. Streisand wore a custom pink Arnold Scaasi silk gown, decorated with sequined and beaded buttons and a matching pillbox hat.

Official Oscar video on YouTube

Tony Awards

April 19, 1970

NBC

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Sullivan Entertainer of the Year Awards A World of Love Burt Bacharach Show

Ed Sullivan Show [Entertainer of the Year Awards]

September 20, 1970

CBS

Ed Sullivan devoted his entire show to the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) first annual "Entertainer of the Year" Awards, and taped it at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Sullivan introduced a video clip of Barbra Streisand singing “On A Clear Day” from 1969’s International Hotel concert. Then, New York’s Mayor Lindsay welcomed Barbra onstage to accept Georgie Award for “Best Female Musical Star.” Streisand couldn't make it to Vegas, so her segment was taped in New York.

A World of Love

December 22, 1970

CBS

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Singer Presents Burt Bacharach

March 14, 1971

CBS

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Ed Sullivan 1962 NARC commercials Entertainer of the Year Awards

The David Frost Show

Spring 1971

(unaired) Group W Network

Barbra was Frost's only guest as he asked her questions about motherhood and invited her to sing two songs live for the studio audience: “Didn’t We” and “I Don’t Know Where I Stand.” The interview with David Frost was never aired due to legal issues: Streisand had an unfulfilled contract for television specials with CBS, and Frost's show aired on Group W.

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National Association for Retarded Children (NARC)

1971 Public Service Commercial

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The Entertainer of the Year Awards

January 14, 1972

CBS

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Other Musical Instruments with Ray Charles Today Show Peoples Choice Awards

Barbra Streisand And Other Musical Instruments Other Musical Instruments

November 2, 1973

CBS

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The Today Show

February 21-22, 1975

NBC

Barbara Walters' first interview with Streisand.

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The People’s Choice Awards

March 4, 1975

CBS

Streisand won the 1st Annual “Favorite Motion Picture Actress” People's Choice Award. At the podium she said: “This award has a special meaning for me because I've always had the greatest respect for audiences. It's uncanny but they cannot be fooled. You cannot be fooled. You keep an actor honest because you are the finest barometer of the truth, so, I'm really very proud to receive this award from you, the audience. Thank you all very, very much.”


Funny Girl to Funny Lady AFI Salute to Wyler Barbara Walters Special

Funny Girl to Funny Lady

March 9, 1975

ABC

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AFI Salute to William Wyler

March 14, 1976

CBS

Barbra was one of the stars who came onstage to toast William Wyler at the AFI ceremony. Wyler was Streisand’s director for Funny Girl. “I’m gonna surprise you, Willie,” Streisand teased, wearing her new, curly hairdo. “I’m only gonna speak for a minute, ya know? Not like the old days on the set.”

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The Barbara Walters Special

December 14, 1976

ABC

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Good Night America Golden Globe Awards Peoples Choice Awards

Geraldo Rivera’s Good Night America

January 27, 1977

ABC

Barbra's A Star is Born held an opening party at New York's Tavern on the Green, with Streisand wearing a tuxedo. Television journalist Geraldo Rivera was at the party with his cameras and interviewed Barbra, Jon Peters, and Kris Kristofferson. The footage aired a few weeks later on Geraldo Rivera’s Good Night America.

Watch the entire show at Geraldo.com

Golden Globe Awards

January 30, 1977

A Star is Born won “Best Musical,” “Best Actress,” & “Best Song.” Jon Peters joined Barbra onstage

People’s Choice Awards

February 10, 1977

Barbra won “Favorite Motion Picture Actress”

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1977 Grammy Awards With One More Look at You TV special 1977 Oscar

19th Grammy Awards

February 19, 1977

CBS

Barbra presented the “Record of the Year” award to George Benson for “This Masquerade”. Before she gave out the award, Barbra said: “No matter what I've done, I feel that my roots are in the music business. I'm very proud to be part of an industry where the sheer talent is so overwhelming. And I think that it's probably the reason that there's genuine respect from one artist to another.”

Barbra: With One More Look At You

Syndicated, 1977

Documentary about the making of A Star is Born; featured live footage of Streisand singing at Sun Devil Stadium.

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49th Academy Awards

March 28, 1977

ABC

Barbra sang “Evergreen,” won Oscar for co-writing song.

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Iain Johnstone interview 1978 Grammy Israel at 30

Iain Johnstone Interview

April 6, 1977

BBC

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20th Grammy Awards

February 23, 1978

Streisand and Paul Williams won Grammy for “Evergreen” (Best Song of the Year).

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The Stars Salute Israel at 30

May 8, 1978

ABC

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David Sheehan interview Streisand at Hitchcock AFI Getting in Shape for Main Event

Up Close with David Sheehan

December 6, 1978

HBO

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AFI Salutes Alfred Hitchcock

March 12, 1979

CBS

Streisand was one of many celebrities in the audience at the salute to director Alfred Hitchock. She appeared a couple of times on the television broadcast in audience reaction shots.

Getting in Shape for The Main Event

June 21, 1979

Syndicated

Documentary about the making of The Main Event. An edited version was included on the Warner Brothers DVD.


Mike Walsh interview in Malibu

The Mike Walsh Show

August 13-16, 1979

Nine Network, Australia

Great multi-part interview by John Michael Howson with Streisand at her Malibu home.

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