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Barbra Streisand to receive leadership award

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Barbra Streisand to receive leadership award

Barbra Streisand is to receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award.

The 'Woman In Love' hitmaker is set to be honoured at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast, which will take place on December 9 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount Pictures said: "Hearing that Barbra had agreed to accept the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award was both humbling and exhilarating. Barbra's remarkable professional achievements and philanthropic generosity have greatly inspired me and hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The Hollywood Reporter could not have chosen a more deserving individual to recognize than Barbra."

Whilst Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media's Entertainment Group, added: "Barbra Streisand perfectly exemplifies the ideals and mission of the Women in Entertainment initiative.

"She's a once-in-a-generation talent who continues to transcend boundaries and pave the way for women in entertainment, philanthropy and politics. It's an honor to have her carry this torch."

The Hollywood Reporter's Sherry Lansing Leadership Award seeks to recognise exceptional women who are pioneers and leaders in their industry.

Previous winners include Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey, Dame Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep and Halle Berry.