Oscars 2013: Barbra Streisand closes out 'In Memoriam' tribute with 'The Way We Were'
And, just like that, everyone is sobbing
The ever-emotional and occasionally controversial "In Memoriam" tribute at this year's Oscar ceremony ended with a remembrance of Oscar-winning composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch, winner of three Oscars and a stirring pick to close out the tribute. As the presentation wound down, no less than Barbra Streisand emerged on stage to honor Hamlisch, who won two of his Oscars for her film "The Way We Were."
Streisand went on to perform a stunning, heartfelt version of "The Way We Were," perfectly timed to the tribute and guaranteed to leave not a dry eye in the house. It was, perhaps, one of the best "In Memoriam" close-outs in recent Oscar history.
Hamlisch was also a member of the prestigious "EGOT" club, having won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. He also won two Golden Globes and a Pulitzer, just for good measure. Hamlisch passed away in August at age sixty-eight.
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I know that every in memoriam misses deserving people but to forget Andy Griffith (FACE IN THE CROWD) Larry Hagman (FAIL SAFE) and Harry Carey Jr (Virtually every John Ford Western) was truely insulting.
Babs can still sing for sure, but the producers missed the boat by failing to honor the memory of
too many... we all know why.
Barbra is without a doubt the best voice singer in the world! Simply the greatest of all she is!
What else can be said about this great talent who just keeps on being better and better and better.......like butta.....she's the best! I love her! I love her voice! Noone will EVER come close to this greatness. A wonderful beautiful women that god blessed us with!!!! LOVE YOU BARBRA!
I always enjoy this part, usually better than other parts of the show. It reminds us of those departed who we sincerely appreciated for their art. Ernest Borgnine my wife and I especially
liked. It was a big oversight to not mention Larry Hagman and Andy Griffith. Well done Barbra.
Streisand gave a beautifully tasteful performance. It's interesting to see the different approach she
used adjusting her singing to accommodate her lower vocal range ( a natural by-product of getting
I think it is time the corruption and politics be removed form the the oscars! since there inception it is obviously political and fixed in many cases. As for the "Memoriam" what disgrace not to mention the obvious losses and to include people no one ever heard of. That should be a separate segment.
Want proof: the most obvious of all the oversights to put it nicely...was Henry Fonda's Oscar. On his death bed for On Golden Pond??? great movie but about 30 years to late!!!
Or John Wayne for True Grit? Did the Academy ever see The Quiet Man??? I could go on for ever!