BY SANDY COHEN, AP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER
MALIBU, Calif. -- In an elegant white tent nestled among the barn-shaped houses that dot her oceanfront compound, Barbra Streisand sang and former President Bill Clinton spoke to a crowd gathered to raise funds for women's heart health.
Comedian Martin Short was the master of ceremonies at the intimate fundraising dinner Thursday at the Malibu home Streisand shares with her husband, James Brolin.
Guests who paid as much as $100,000 per couple to support the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center enjoyed sweeping ocean views and the singer's blooming rose garden before sitting down to a "heart-healthy," gluten-free dinner of tofu, fish or grilled vegetables.
Streisand said she was motivated to contribute to women's heart health because she "can't stand inequality, whether it's about civil rights, gay rights or gender discrimination."
Heart disease kills more women each year than all cancers combined, but most of the research on the disease for the past five decades has been conducted on men.