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Barbra Streisand remembers late author Pat Conroy

Superstar Barbra Streisand has paid a touching tribute to late The Prince of Tides author Pat Conroy.
The writer passed away on Friday (04Mar16) at his home in Beaufort, South Carolina, less than three weeks after revealing he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Streisand had grown close to Conroy while adapting The Prince of Tides for the big screen. The singer/actress pulled double duty on the film, about a man’s struggle to overcome the psychological damage inflicted by his dysfunctional childhood in South Carolina, by directing the 1991 project and starring alongside Nick Nolte.
Remembering the novelist in an emotional post on Instagram.com, she wrote, “First, I fell in love with Pat Conroy’s book, The Prince of Tides, and then I fell in love with him.
“He was generous and kind, humble and loving… such a joy to work with. I was so honored (sic) that he entrusted his beautiful book to me. Pat’s natural language was poetry… he wrote sentences that are like an incantation. He observed every nuance of human behavior and dug deep down to the truth… presenting it in all its glorious and stubborn complexity.
“I am so sad today. I lost a dear friend, and the world has lost a great writer.”
Conroy often drew from his own childhood experiences for his novels’ subject matters. He also found literary success with The Great Santini, which was also adapted into a 1979 movie of the same name, starring Robert Duvall and Blythe Danner.
His other titles included Beach Music and South of Broad.

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