Singer and actor tells Variety she made clones of 14-year-old Samantha before it died last year
Barbra Streisand has discovered she successfully became two clones of her pet hound after it died last year.
The singer and performer 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, called 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 interrogation, Streisand said when the cloned dogs arrived, she dressed them in red and lavender to tell them apart, which is how they got their names.
While waiting for their entrance, Streisand said she became smitten with another puppy, which was a distant relation of Samantha.
The Coton de Tulear dog was called Funny Girl, but Streisand adopted her and made her the epithet Miss Fanny, which is how Fanny Brice’s dresser refers to Streisand’s character in the 1968 musical that launched her performance career.
Streisand followed Funny Girl, for which she triumphed an Oscar, with Hello Dolly !, but said she never liked the film.
” I fantasized 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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