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While accepting a lifetime achievement award from Jennifer Aniston and Bradley Cooper, Hollywood icon Barbra Streisand joked that the honor is “the best one to get because you know you're going to get it.”

When accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award, Barbra Streisand joked that the honor is “the best one to get because you know you're going to get it.”
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Barbra Streisand, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Aniston.
“Even though I knew I couldn't look like other women on screen, my mother said you'd better learn to write, but I didn't listen,” Streisand said.
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Barbra Streisand, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Aniston.
Barbra Streisand, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Aniston (background).
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Streisand, 81, recounted growing up in Brooklyn and “dreaming of being an actress, sitting on my bed in my Brooklyn apartment with a pint of coffee ice cream,” and falling in love with cinema — and her first crush on Marlon Brando — after buying a 25-cent movie ticket. To see him in the movie “Guys and Dolls” in 1955.

“I didn't like reality,” the two-time Oscar winner and 14-time nominee said.

“Even though I knew I couldn't look like other women on screen – my mother said you'd better learn to write, but I didn't listen.”

Streisand acknowledged the children of the old Hollywood studios behind MGM and Warner Bros., which, she noted, had fled religious persecution in Eastern Europe.

“And now I dream of a world where such prejudice is a thing of the past,” the audience applauded.

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