Barbara Streisand and her dog Sammie on tour Oct 4, 2006
WATCH BARBARA STREISAND PERFORM SELECTIONS FROM HER NEW DUETS ALBUM PARTNERS ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 AND C.B.C.’S JIAN GHOMESHI’S INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA STREISAND SEP 17, 2014
Barbara Streisand on Oprah(Oct 14/2003), dedicating her song “Smile” to her recently deceased dog Sammy. Her new dog Samantha joins her on stage.
On the October 27/2010 Oprah Winfrey Show actress Jane Fonda said that after watching Barbara and Samantha on Oprah’s show; she decided to buy a coton de tulear after a lifetime of golden retrievers. (See My Name is Roxie’s Jane Fonda and her 5 year old cotton de tulear are joined at the hip)
Watch Barbra STREISAND sing Live in Paris on June 26 /2007. She asks Sammie to join her . Roxie makes a cameo appearance
Barbra Streisand’s song “Smile” was named the Official Anthem of Kindred Spirit– The Humane Society’s Memorial Program
Barbara’s recording of Chaplin’s “SMILE“, first heard in Chaplin’s 1936 classic comedy, Modern Times(from her album “THE MOVIE ALBUM”) was named ” Official Anthem of Spirit by Humane Society of United States. Barbara recorded it two days after the death of her bichon frise, Sammy, who had been her companion since 1994.
The HSUS contacted the artist’s representatives to express their condolences after reading about Sammy’s death. Barbara responded and graciously granted The HSUS the right to use her recording in conjunction with our Kindred Spirits memorial program. “Smile” is now the official Anthem of Spirit for those who have experienced the loss of a pet.
“I was very flattered that The Humane Society of the United States wished to use this song for this purpose,” Streisand said. “I’m a great admirer of The HSUS’s efforts to improve life for animals, and to assist those who love—and eventually lose—pets who become so much a part of their families. The song brought me solace and if it does the same for others, that will be a very great reward.”
“We were so gratified that Ms. Streisand agreed to help us reach out to pet owners,” said Rob Blizard, director of gift planning for The HSUS. “People who are grieving take great consolation in knowing that others appreciate and share their feelings. To have Barbra Streisand be open about how it feels to lose a pet is a great validation, and we thank her.”
Another Opening Another Show Planet Hollywood, Los Vegas, Nevada November18/2007; “Barbra’s rendition of “Smile” was a personal favorite. In the three US shows we attended, Barbra did not perform this particular ballad. By way of introducing the song, Barbra told us how much she loves dogs and even spoke about the cover of her “Songbird” album. With a tender mention of her beloved dog Sammy, it was time for “Smile.” It was worth all the effort it took to be in the concert hall last night just to finally hear Barbra sing it live.”