Mike Walker Reports… Here’s an untold love story to make you melt — and the reason that Barbra Streisand duets with a showbiz legend on the soundtrack for her Netflix concert film “The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!”
In an incredible secret deathbed declaration of undying love, famed British songwriter Anthony Newley — who penned mega-hits such as “What Kind of Fool Am I?” and “Candy Man” — quietly contacted Barbra just before his death in 1999.
The singer/actor/theater star wanted to confess that he had always secretly loved her!
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Anthony also revealed that his original love song“Too Much Woman” — which he recorded in 1992 — was really his tribute to the dynamic diva!
It wasn’t until years later that Newley’s artist son Sacha visited Streisand — along with his famous mom, Joan Collins, who confirmed her ex-hubby’s undying love for La Streisand.
Thrilled, Barbra gushed to an insider: “I’m so touched Tony wrote that beautiful song just for me!”
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Barbra later honored Anthony by using his old vocals to record of a new duet of “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” from his Broadway hit “The Roar of the Greasepaint — The Smell of the Crowd,” which she recorded for 2016’s “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.”
And now that duet is a big part of the stage show captured in “The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!”