Barbra Streisand duets with Jimmy Fallon after 51-year absence from 'Tonight Show'

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By Ree Hines

After a 51-year break from "The Tonight Show" stage, Barbra Streisand returned for one memorable appearance Monday night.

The last time the legendary actress-singer appeared on the show, it was 1963, and she shared the stage with guests Don Adams and Marlin Perkins while then-host Johnny Carson presided. But on Monday, Jimmy Fallon cleared the whole show for the very special visit, and welcomed her as only he can.

Being both a master musical impersonator and a massive Streisand fan, Fallon hit the stage with the star to perform songs from her new collection of duets, "Partners." And of course, Fallon took on the part of several of Streisand's star-studded pals, including Elvis Presley, Blake Shelton and Michael Bublé.

"Don't touch the merchandise!" Streisand warned a hands-on faux Elvis.

Oh, and don't call her a diva!

When the musical fun was over, Streisand told Fallon just what she thought of his vocal abilities. How does one of the all-time singing greats rate him? 

.@BarbraStreisand+gives+Jimmy+some+tips+on+his+career+https://t.co/OZ6qavpDkl+pic.twitter.com/sZlHJPQZzz

—+Fallon+Tonight+(@FallonTonight)+September+16,+2014+

All jokes aside, check out the clips to see what she really thought.

"The Tonight Show" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.

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