Barbra Streisand will join Lady Gaga on stage at the Oscars 50 years after winning the award for Best Actress

BARBRA Streisand will be the surprise superstar guest at Sunday’s Oscars — exactly 50 years after winning Best Actress.

The stage and screen icon, 76, has been invited to take part in an on-stage skit with Lady Gaga, who succeeded Barbra as the lead character Ally in the movie A Star Is Born.

Barbra has been a keen supporter of the new adaptation of the classic movie
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Gaga, 32, is in the running for Best Actress for her turn in the film, which Barbra made a version of in 1976.

An Oscars insider said: “Organisers have been desperate to get Barbra involved in the ceremony.

“Fans will love seeing her with Gaga and she has been a keen supporter of the film.

“There is no host this year so bosses know they need to pull stunts like this in order to create some viral moments and get people talking about the night.”

Lady Gaga won the gong for Best Actress at the Critics Choice Awards
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Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born is nominated for seven Oscars
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Barbra starred in the 1976 adaptation of a Star Is Born alongside Kris Kristofferson
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Brit Richard E. Grant, 61, nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, is expected to meet Barbra at the ceremony after revealing he sent her a fan letter aged 14.

He also admitted earlier this week he had heard whispers of her attendance.

The actor said: “I heard a rumour she’s presenting one of the honorary awards at the Oscars. If I get the chance to be in her line of view, that would be extremely pleasing.”

Barbra won the Best Actress gong, in a tie with Katharine Hepburn, for her turn as comedian Fanny Brice in 1969 film Funny Girl.


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