Sunday, January 30, 2011

PLEASE TRY TO FORGIVE BARBRA STREISAND


Carol Channing considered throwing herself out of a window after learning Barbra Streisand had won the title role in the 1969 movie, "Hello, Dolly!" after Channing had played Dolly Levi on stage. The legend, who celebrates her 90th birthday Monday, told LGBT networking site dot429.com: "I was looking out the window on the 18th floor of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel [in Toronto] . . . I thought, just one more move . . . and this terrible pain will stop, this pain of losing it for all time, they're all forgotten performances, it will stop, the moment that I hit, hit jumping out the window. That's exactly what I wanted to do." But when asked what stopped her from doing it, she replied, "I had a show that night to do, a matinee, as a matter of fact, that day. So I had to get ready for it." Channing on Streisand after she saw her in the movie: "It's not just, you know, singing, that's the last thing that Dolly is. She is a great, great star. Each of us has a different interpretation of playing the same character." - NY Post

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