Knowledge Identifier: +Fanny_Brice
Popular and influential American illustrated song model, comedian, singer, theater and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1891.
Countries: United States (83%), (7%), Romania (2%)
Linked to: State University of New York, USC School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Victor Talking Machine Company
Brice had a short-lived marriage in her teens to a local barber, Frank White, whom she met in 1910 in Springfield, Massachusetts, when she was touring in "College Girl"
Autozam Revue]] [[Category:Mazda vehicles|Revue - Comedian Fanny Brice, following a brief period in burlesque and amateur variety, bowed to revue audiences in Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1910"
In 1924, Arnstein was charged in a Wall Street bond theft
Lupe Velez - She was seen by Fanny Brice who promoted her, and Vélez soon entered films, making her first appearance in 1924
Arthur Hoyt - His first sound film was 1928's "My Man", a musical starring Fanny Brice, and the pace of his work did not slack off in the sound era
From the 1930s until her death in 1951, Fanny made a radio presence as a bratty toddler named Snooks, a role she premiered in a "Follies" skit co-written by playwright Moss Hart
The Great Ziegfeld - Burke caused much controversy and upset among many of Ziegfeld's friends and colleagues when she sold the rights to a production on Broadway, the "Ziegfeld Follies", starring Fanny Brice, at the time the film was released in 1936, due to the fact that the show was produced by the Shubert brothers, whom Ziegfeld detested
Although the names of the principal characters were changed, the plot of the 1939 film "Rose of Washington Square", in which the principal characters were portrayed by Tyrone Power and Alice Faye, was inspired heavily by Brice's marriage and career, to the extent it borrowed its title from a tune she performed in the "Follies" and included "My Man"
Ziegfeld Follies - In 1946 M-G-M released a third feature motion picture on Ziegfeld's shows entitled "Ziegfeld Follies" with Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, William Powell, Gene Kelly, Fanny Brice, Red_Skelton, Esther Williams, Cyd Charisse, Lucille Ball, Kathryn Grayson, and others performing songs and sketches similar to those from the original Follies
Sydney Chaplin (actor) - In 1957 he won Tony *award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for "Bells Are Ringing", opposite Judy Holliday, and received a Tony nomination for his performance as Nicky Arnstein, the gambling first husband of Fanny Brice, opposite Barbra Streisand, in the Broadway musical "Funny Girl" in 1964
Mae Questel - In 1961 she was seen as a middle-aged bride in Jerry Lewis' "It's Only Money", one of Fanny Brice's mother's card-playing friends at the start of the film "Funny Girl" in 1968, and as the "Jewish Mama from Hell" in Woody Allen's "New York Stories" in 1989 in Woody's segment titled "Oedipus Wrecks"; she had earlier sung the song "Chameleon Days" on the soundtrack for Allen's film "Zelig" in 1983
Kay Medford - She appeared in "Carousel", before appearing onstage in "Funny Girl" as the mother of Fanny Brice ; for this performance she was nominated for a 1964 Tony *award for Featured Actress , and when she repeated the role in the 1968 film adaptation, she was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Supporting Actress
Barbra Streisand - Streisand returned to Broadway in 1964 with an acclaimed performance as entertainer Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" at the Winter Garden Theatre
In 1968, Streisand won an Academy Award for Best Actress for reprising her role in the film version
The Stony Brook campus of the State University of New York formerly had a Fannie Brice Theatre, a small 75-seat venue which has been used for a variety of performances over the years, including a 1988 production of the musical "Hair", staged readings, and a studio classroom space
In 2010, "One Night with Fanny Brice", a one-woman show about Brice, written and directed by Chip Deffaa and starring Kimberly Faye Greenberg, premiered in New Jersey
In October 2015 The Segal Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada mounted a production of Funny Girl starring Gabi Epstein as Fanny Brice and directed by Peter Hinton