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Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of her 2011 album What Matters Most. - Provided courtesy of Columbia Records

Barbra Streisand celebrates 70th birthday with famous friends

04/26/2012 by Olivia Allin

Barbra Streisand celebrated her 70th birthday in Malibu, California on Tuesday night, with a lot of famous friends.

"It was an intimate magical event with only very close friends, people I've known and loved more than 20 years," Streisand told People magazine. "My friends made it an evening of surprises for me, flying in the remarkable Israeli mentalist Lior Suchard and gifting me with the performance of my favorite singer, Johnny Mathis, and many, many more highlights."

Guests included Streisand's stepson Josh Brolin, John Travolta, Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw, Diane Lane, Warren Beatty, Pierce Brosnan, Kenny G and Donna Karan.

The Hollywood legend and 80 guests took over Malibu's Taverna Tony, where they dined on Greek food including hummus, homemade veal sausage, chicken souvlaki, roast baby lamb and Greek peasant salad, according to People.

"The highlight of the evening was my son's film that he made for me," Streisand continued. "People kept asking, 'Who is that singing?' And when I said it was Jason, everyone was blown away by the beauty and soulfulness of his voice. Quincy Jones wanted to sign him on the spot."

In August 2011, Streisand released her 33rd studio album, "What Matters Most," made up of songs written by Oscar-winning songwriting couple Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

The Oscar and Grammy-winning singer has been friends with the couple, who are in their 80s, since she was beginning her musical career in New York in teh 1960s.

Streisand also continues to act as well and recently filmed the comedy movie "My Mother's Curse," which sees her playing the mother of Seth Rogen's character, an inventor. The film also stars Adam Scott and Colin Hanks and is set for release on Nov. 2, 2012.

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