Looking Back at Barbra Streisand and Me

On the occasion of the release of Barbra Streisand’s latest album, Release Me, I discovered that she and I have a lot in common:

She’s had #1 albums in five consecutive decades. I’ve had 1st dates in five consecutive decades. That might be more difficult than singing.

She married James Brolin. I had a crush on him when he played Dr. Steven Kiley in the TV show, Marcus Welby. I wonder if that means I noticed him first.

She played a young Jewish girl who, against religious tradition, dresses like a man in order to study at the yeshiva. I was a young Catholic girl who always wondered why her religious tradition prevented women from becoming priests. I wear a lot of black today.

Both of us are funny girls not ingénues. Neither one of us would have been able to keep Robert Redford.

When she was born a star was born. I was born at 3:30 AM. Stars were out. Unless it was overcast.

I’m assuming that we both need people. Doesn’t everybody?

Congrats Barbra for the continuing success in your career of choice. And while I wish you another decade of singing and reaching the top of the charts, I hope to stay away from first dates.  Imagine my husband hopes I do too!

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