Barbra Streisand was ‘disappointed’ when she worked with Gene Kelly: ‘He was so rude!’

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Barbra Streisand was “disappointed” with Gene Kelly when she got to work with him. The 81-year-old singer was directed by the late ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ actor – who died in 1996 at the age of 83 – in the 1969 movie-musical ‘Hello Dolly’ but claimed that he didn’t “live up to her fantasy” and confronted him after she watched him being “rude” to a dancer on set. Writing in her new memoir ‘My Name is Barbra’, she said: “I was disappointed when the reality of the man didn’t live up to the fantasy I had from watching him on‑screen. One day he was so rude to a female dancer that I asked him privatel…

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