Don’t You DARE Mispronounce Barbra Streisand’s Name This Way


Barbra Streisand’s attention to detail is very well known.

So when it came to the music icon’s attention that Apple’s iPhone personal assistant Siri was mispronouncing her name – Strei-Zand instead of the correct Strei-Sand, with a soft ‘s’ – she went all the way to the top to try and fix the problem.

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“Everyone calls me Barbra ‘Streizand,’ so I said I’ve got to do something about this. I mean fifty years already, don’t you know how to say my name right?” she told talk show host Jimmy Fallon this week.

“So you know what I did? I went to the top of the heap. I called the head of Apple, Tim Cook.

“If you don’t ask, you can’t get, right? He was very sweet. They’re actually updating Siri on September 30.”

And in a preview clip of Sunday night’s episode of 60 Minutes, Barbra schools an Australian reporter who flubs her name in the same way too.

Barbra just released her latest album ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, a collection of show tunes she’s performed with Hollywood actors like Alec Baldwin, Jamie Foxx, Melissa McCarthy, Anne Hathaway and Seth MacFarlane.

Aussie actor and Broadway star Hugh Jackman was also chosen by Barbra to sing on the new album, and Hugh said he couldn’t believe it when the singer reached out.