Barbra Streisand Returns To Late Night TV After 50-Year Absence To Duet With Jimmy Fallon

The last time Barbra Streisand performed on The Tonight Show John F. Kennedy was the country’s president. She made a long-awaited and much-hyped return to the program to sing a medley from her latest album Partners (out tomorrow, go here for a chance to win an autographed copy). The album features Streisand revisiting many of her classic hits with a number of contemporary vocalists such as Michael Buble and Blake Shelton and through technological magic there’s even a rendition of “Love Me Tender” sung with the late Elvis Presley. Because Streisand is such a rare presence on the talk show circuit, host Jimmy Fallon devoted the entire hour to the superstar entertainer and even joined her for a medley in which the noted impersonator offers his best attempts at Buble, Presley and Shelton.

Watch their duet below.

As fans undoubtedly realize, Barbra prefers her left profile. Here’s a clip of how she managed this feat without having Fallon rearrange his set.

Don’t call her a “diva,” though.

The last-known time Barbra appeared on late night television was a cameo on Saturday Night Live in 1992 during a “Coffee Talk” skit that starred Madonna, Roseanne Barr and Mike Myers. She was like a big stick of buttah then and now.