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Barbra Streisand ‘Flattered’ By the Duck Sauce Song Named After Her

And other things we learned from Babs’ Q&A session with the New York Times Read More

By / April 22, 2013

Tonight Barbra Streisand will be awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York. In advance of the honor, Babs answered a bunch of reader questions for the New York Times. Here’s what we learned:

The six people, living or dead, she’d want at a dinner party? “George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, Edward Hopper, Gustav Klimt and Fanny Brice.”

“At the moment,” she says, “I’m not that interested in myself.”

And, most importantly, this:

Q. How do you feel about Duck Sauce naming that disco hit after you? Appalled? Flattered? Indifferent? MARY, New York

A. Flattered!!

While this is probably the first time a song has been referred to as a ‘disco hit’ in at least a few decades, it’s nice to know that Babs has a sense of humor about the catchy house track bearing her name.