Barbra Streisand to perform at Oscars

4:46 PM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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by Korina Lopez, USA TODAY

The first time Barbra Streisand sang at the Oscars, it was 1977. That night, she won the best original song award for Evergreen from A Star Is Born.

It took a while, but she has agreed to a return engagement at this year's show.

"In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music, how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand?" said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement. "We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance on this year's Oscars, her first time singing on the show in 36 years."

Streisand's relationship with Oscar began with her best actress win for Funny Girl (1968). She also was nominated for her lead in 1973's The Way We Were as well as for producing the best-pictured nominee The Prince of Tides, in which she co-starred and also directed.

The Feb. 24 show will air live on ABC with comedian Seth McFarlane as host.

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