Singer and actor tells Variety she made clones of 14-year-old Samantha before it died last year
Barbra Streisand has divulged she successfully moved two clones of her domesticated dog 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 identities ,” Streisand said of the puppies, called 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 hounds arrived, she dressed them in red and lavender to tell them apart, which is how they got their names.
While waiting for their arrival, Streisand said she became smitten with another bird-dog, which was a distant relation of Samantha.
The Coton de Tulear dog was called Funny Girl, but Streisand borrowed her and caused her the call Miss Fanny, which is how Fanny Brice’s dresser refers to Streisand’s character in the 1968 musical that launched her performing career.
Streisand accepted Funny Girl, for which she acquired an Oscar, with Hello Dolly !, but said she never liked the film.
” I made I was entirely 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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