The Owl and the Pussycat is a 1970 American romantic comedy film based upon the 1964 play by Bill Manhoff, directed by Herbert Ross and starring Barbra Streisand and George Segal. Streisand plays the role of a somewhat uneducated actress, model and part-time prostitute. She temporarily lives with an educated aspiring writer played by Segal. Their many differences are obvious, yet over time they begin to admire each other. Comedian/actor Robert Klein appears in a supporting role.