Singer and actor tells Variety she made clones of 14-year-old Samantha before it died last year
Barbra Streisand has divulged she successfully cleared two clones of her baby puppy after it died last year.
The singer and actor told the Hollywood trade publication Variety that cells were taken from the mouth and stomach of her 14 -year-old Coton de Tulear dog, Samantha.
” They have differing personalities ,” Streisand said of the puppies, announced Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet.” I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her brown eyes and her seriousness .”
In the interview, Streisand said when the cloned dogs arrived, she garmented them in red and lavender to tell them apart, which is how they got their names.
While waiting for their advent, Streisand said she became smitten with another puppy, which was a distant relation of Samantha.
The Coton de Tulear dog was announced Funny Girl, but Streisand chose her and caused her the refer Miss Fanny, which is how Fanny Brice’s dresser refers to Streisand’s character in the 1968 musical that launched her play career.
Streisand followed Funny Girl, for which she won an Oscar, with Hello Dolly !, but said she never liked the film.
” I anticipated I was totally miscast. I tried to get out of it ,” she told Variety.” I think it’s so silly. It’s so old-time musical .”
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