Barbra Streisand shares the heartbreaking advice Judy Garland gave him

She also writes that the alleged rivalry between them has been completely manufactured.

Barbra Streisand And Judy Garland This may seem that they exist in distinct periods of the history of entertainment. After all, they each played in the versions of A star is born , 22 years apart. But the two not only crossed, they also collaborated. In 1963, Streisand sang with the older star when she encouraged The Judy Garland Show . They stayed in touch after that, and in his new memories, My name is Barbra , Streisand opens with their friendship. The singer reveals the truth behind their rivalry and also shares the disturbing advice that Garland gave him that Streisand would only understand after the death of the legendary artist. Continue reading to learn more.

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They were at different times in their careers when they met.

Streisand appeared on The Judy Garland Show In October 1963. At the time, she was 21 years old and her first two albums had just released earlier this year. She had already made her debut in Broadway in I can get it for you basically But still had to play Funny girl , which was created in 1964.

Garland, who was 20 years older than Streisand, was famous for her voice and her cinema roles since she was a star child in the 1930s. Her series, The Judy Garland Show , lasted 26 episodes from 1963 and 1964.

In the show, Garland and Streisand sang "Happy Days are here again" and "Get Happy" together and also sang "there is no business like the show business" with Ethel Merman . Streisand was nominated for an EMMY for an exceptional individual performance in a variety or music program for its appearance in the series.

Streisand says that their rivalry was "invented".

Streisand writes My name is Barbra On the way she was often opposed to Garland.

"People were looking for a kind of rivalry between us. And when they couldn't find anything, they invented," she wrote ( via People ). "I found that Judy was completely generous. We sang a mixture of songs, in turn, and she was not only concentrated on herself. She looked at me and answered me. She would tend me. the hand and brush a wick of my hair, like a mother. And the own daughter of Judy, Liza Minnelli , said that his mother's first reaction by hearing me was saying, "I'm never going to open my mouth again". She was like that, very independent. And deeply vulnerable. ""

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Garland gave him heartbreaking advice.

Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland on

Streisand continues to write that she and Garland have become friends. "We talked on the phone and she came to one of the few parts that I gave in my New York apartment (four in thirty-five years)," recalls Streisand. "I think she arrived late. And I remember that she said something I never understood:" Do not let them do what they did to me. "I should have asked her what she meant, but I didn't want to appear too famble."

Streisand continues: "Six years later we did [ The Judy Garland Show ], she died at the age of forty-seven. What a tragedy ... and such a loss. It was an extraordinary talent. ""

Garland died of an accidental drug overdose in 1969. His story with pills Enlided with its experience in the entertainment industry. She had received stimulating pills as a star so that she could work long hours, and her dependence grew up from there.

Streisand looked back differently Garland as they get older.

Judy Garland in London in 1963
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In 2012, Streisand told NPR How his vision of Garland changed As he got older herself.

"I remember it distinctly," she said about filming The Judy Garland Show . "She was holding my hand and I said to myself:" Gee, she seems nervous. "At that time, I was not nervous. I was still very young, I think, about to do Funny girl , and now, when I think about it, I think: "Oh, my God, I know exactly what she feels." Or, you know, the fears. ""

She explained: "It's like getting older and people are looking for you in a way to fail more, I think - not people, not the public - but, you know, criticism or producers or other. I just felt it. I felt his anxiety ... part of me is much more relaxed than I have never been, less frightened, less anxious. On the other hand, it is a passage to age Age, and she was much younger than me, but there are things with careers. Get more before my time has passed? '"

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She has good memories of singing with her.

Barbra Streisand receives The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award in July 2023
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Streisand said USA today in 2021 that play with Garland It was a "wonderful experience". AE0FCC31AE342FD3A1346EBB1F342FCB

"I was a fan of Judy Garland. I didn't know her when I was very young," said Streisand. "And then I walked by a recording session she was doing in New York somewhere and I thought:" Oh my God, this woman is fantastic. "But doing this with Judy was a wonderful experience. We fell in love with each other and we became good friends afterwards. She was just a wonderful vulnerable creature with this glorious voice. I am so happy that [performance] Always there. "

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