Singer and performer tells Variety she made clones of 14-year-old Samantha before it died last year
Barbra Streisand has discovered she successfully formed two clones of her baby 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 different temperaments ,” 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 gazes and her seriousness .”
In the interview, Streisand said when the cloned puppies 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 dog, which was a distant relation of Samantha.
The Coton de Tulear dog was called Funny Girl, but Streisand borrowed her and contributed her the call Miss Fanny, which is how Fanny Brice’s dresser refers to Streisand’s character in the 1968 musical that launched her react career.
Streisand followed Funny Girl, for which she prevailed an Oscar, with Hello Dolly !, but told me that she never liked the film.
” I saw I was altogether 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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