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Barbra Streisand made her return to the Oscars stage last night.

The reason? To deliver a touching tribute to a dear friend.

Barbra Streisand Oscars Performance

Following the In Memoriam montage, which concluded with composer Marvin Hamlisch, Barbra took to the stage dressed in a black and gold gown, saying:


"Marvin Hamlisch was a composer of extraordinary depth and versatility. He was also a very kind and generous friend who could always make me laugh."

"Over the years, we shared so many adventures together. Marvin left us way too soon, but I’ll always have those wonderful, wonderful memories."

The legendary EGOT winner then launched into song with "The Way We Were," which she collaborated on with one other than Hamlisch.

Between this and Shirley Bassey‘s performance of "Goldfinger," the crowd and home audience were treated to a few unexpectedly powerful efforts.

How do you think they did? What was your favorite moment from the Oscars? If you missed it, check out the full list of 2013 Academy Awards winners.